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Urbana, IL: Teachers meet to learn 'calming strategies' for students

Jan 10, 2018, Urbana (IL) News—Gazette: Preston Williams principal details improvement plans to Urbana school board http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-01-10/preston-williams-principal-details-improvement-plans-urbana-school-board.html Dr. Preston L. Williams Jr. Elementary School Principal Danielle Jackson and Assistant Principal Thomas Magers appeared Tuesday night before the Urbana school board, where they outlined the school's concerted efforts to improve the 440 students' academic progress and social and emotional growth. … — Second, the team at Williams is helping the children to develop self-management skills to boost academic progress and social and emotional growth. Magers said teachers meet each morning to learn "calming strategies" and cultivate what Jackson called "a positive classroom climate." Then, during the school day, the students use problem-solving tools to complete "social emotional learning lessons," Magers said.