How Parent-Child Relationships Impact Students

Parents and guardians play a vital role in their child’s development, in more ways than you may imagine. From an early age, the parent-child relationship influences kids–for better or for worse–across school, home, and other environments.  Research shows that when there is a better parent-child relationship, students are more likely to actively engage themselves in […]

Strategies for Fostering Positive Relationships With School Resource Officers

As students, educators and staff, we all want to feel safe in our schools. One way that schools try to ensure this is by having School Resource Officers (SROs) on campus. SROs are law enforcement officers who are assigned to work in schools to help maintain a safe and secure learning environment. Not only can […]

3 Tips for Teaching Emotional Regulation Skills to Students

With dramatic increases in students with anxiety and trauma from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), educators must address emotional challenges in the classroom and rethink discipline. Research has shown that “children who have difficulty regulating their emotions have trouble learning in the classroom and are less productive and accurate when completing assignments,” (Graziano, Reavis, Keane, & […]

8 Virtual Ideas to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week 

Red Ribbon is the largest drug abuse prevention campaign in the United States. Every year, on October 23-31, communities celebrate Red Ribbon Week to spread awareness and support healthy, drug-free kids. 

5 Tips to Start the School Year Off Right

Students are about to be flooding into your classroom again. While this is exciting, it can also be overwhelming. Whether this is your first time in a classroom or you are a seasoned veteran, we hope you find these tips useful as you start this new year. Here are 5 practical steps you can take […]

Benefits of Using Evidence-Based Behavior Change Strategies in Schools

Changing behavior is much easier when the right tools and resources are used. This is especially true when you apply evidence-based practices. All of 3rd Millennium Classrooms’ prevention and intervention courses incorporate evidence-based strategies, which are proven to be effective and designed specifically with middle and high school students and staff in mind.

What is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)?

What is Social Emotional Learning?  Social Emotional Learning, or SEL, is a framework that teaches the life skills people need to understand themselves and other people. 

Trauma-Informed Schools: Helping Traumatized Students Succeed

One out of every 4 students have been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and/or behavior. Trauma comes in many forms, from living in extreme poverty or neglect, to experiencing difficult events like bullying, school shootings, community violence, or physical or sexual violence, to divorce or death of a loved one. With […]

Best School-Based Practices to Reduce Underage Drinking

Many educators and school leaders want to do more to prevent and reduce underage drinking. However, this is not an easy task. Teens constantly face peer pressure and natural curiosity, which both lead them to experiment with alcohol. Focus your school-based intervention program on behavioral, cognitive, and social skill-building in addition to character education and […]