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Violence in Student Writing : a School Administrator's Guide.

Author: Gretchen A Oltman
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2012.
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Your guide to action when student writing crosses the line At what point should violent student expressions be considered a legitimate threat? This legal handbook delves into the real-life experiences of administrators, teachers, and students to help you apply caution and logic in protecting your students' freedom of speech while also protecting the safety of everyone in the building. Gretchen Oltman, an experienced  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Oltman, Gretchen A.
Violence in Student Writing : A School Administrator's Guide.
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gretchen A Oltman
ISBN: 9781452203973 1452203970
OCLC Number: 939262730
Description: 1 online resource (145 pages)
Contents: Foreword by Allan OsbornePrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorIntroduction1. The Aftermath of Columbine on Student Writing A Brief History of School Violence The Columbine and Jonesboro Shootings: Writings as a Pretext for Violence The Columbine Effect The Aftermath of Columbine on the Student Writer Boston, Massachusetts Cary, Illinois West Warwick, Rhode Island Prosser, Washington Johnston, Rhode Island Summary Practical Applications for Teachers and Administrators For K-6 Schools For 7-12 Schools Questions to Consider2. Schooling for Citizenship: A Legal Primer for Educators Freedom of Expression in Today's Public Schools The U.S. Constitution Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District Bethel v. Fraser Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier Morse v. Frederick How Do These Cases Apply to Classroom Writing Samples? The True Threat Standard The Court's Call for Citizenship Education Citizenship Education Through the Curriculum Courts Agree - Public Schools Are More Than Books and Pencils Summary Practical Applications for Teachers and Administrators For K-6 Schools For 7-12 Schools Questions to Consider3. School Culture and Student Safety What Students Write About (And What It Can Say About Your School Culture) The School Administrator's Influence On School Culture Improving Your School Culture Summary Practical Applications for Teachers and Administrators For K-6 Schools For 7-12 Schools Questions to Consider4. Regulating Student Expression: Examining Your School Policy Why a Zero Tolerance Approach Fails Everyone Incorporating Legal Principles Into School Policies Sample Policies Summary Practical Applications for Teachers and Administrators For K-6 Schools For 7-12 Schools Questions to Consider5. Violent Writing Within the Classroom Freewriting Is Not the Cause of School Violence Writing as a Predictor of Violence Writing Instead of Violence The Unique Nature of the Writing Classroom "But, Teacher, I Want To Be the Next Stephen King..." The Lost Lesson: Purpose and Audience Advice for All Teachers of Writing Summary Practical Applications for Teachers and Administrators For K-6 Schools For 7-12 Schools Questions to Consider6. Violent Writing Beyond the Classroom Off-Campus Writings Cases Where Schools Prevailed Cases Where Students Prevailed Cyberbullying, Texting, and Facebook Writings When the Violent Writing Targets You Staying Informed Summary Practical Applications for Teachers and Administrators For K-6 Schools For 7-12 Schools Questions to Consider7. Communicating With Teachers About Student Violent Writing Conversing With Teachers Before the School Year Begins Recognizing Potential Syllabus Problems Reviewing Teacher Classroom Policies Suggesting Teaching Methods When You Are Not a Writing Teacher Continuing the Conversation Summary Practical Applications for Teachers and Administrators For K-6 Schools For 7-12 Schools Questions to Consider8. Threat Assessment for Student Violent Writing Incidents Assessment Does Not Mean Profiling Listening and Threat Assessment Keep a Copy of Student Writing A Sample Threat Assessment Form for Student Violent Writing Incidents Summary Practical Applications for Teachers and Administrators For K-6 Schools For 7-12 Schools Questions to Consider9. Acting and Responding to Student Violent Writing The Need for a Timely Response Responding Reasonably to All Student Violent Writing Creating a Documentation Trail Potential Administrative Responses Summary Practical Applications for Teachers and Administrators For K-6 Schools For 7-12 Schools Questions to ConsiderReferencesAppendix A

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