Initiative to Prepare New Teachers to Address Classroom Challenges Unveiled During National Teacher Appreciation Week
Washington, DC (May 4, 2005) - America's foremost psychologists and education researchers will participate in a National Summit Series on Classroom Management & School Violence Prevention, the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence announced today.
The first installment of the series, From Prevention to Intervention, will be held on May 15-16, 2005 in Washington , DC .
Participants in the National Summit Series will evaluate and compile valid research regarding classroom management and school violence. The experts will then develop a plan to provide America 's new teachers with evidence-based classroom management strategies.
"Classroom violence is an issue that impacts students, teachers, schools and communities," said American Board President Dr. Kathleen Madigan. "The best way to prevent classroom violence is to compile scientifically based research and disseminate effective strategies to teachers. Creating codes of civility and zero tolerance policies will work only when teachers are provided with the knowledge, resources, and support that truly make a difference for their students."