Recent Blog Posts
To honor Dr. King’s place in history and to acknowledge those who have worked and who continue to work toward racial justice, we are pleased to share these images of activists who inspire us. Read more.
Positive Greetings at the Door (PGD) is a three-step intentional practice to increase student academic engagement and prevent student misbehavior.
1. Teacher greets each student individually with a positive verbal or nonverbal greeting as they enter the learning environment to create a sense of connection and belonging. Read more.
While the school-to-prison “pipeline” describes the ways that disciplinary practices in schools funnel students into the criminal justice system, the school-to-prison “nexus” describes the practices within schools that can criminalize students of color in the minds of educators, peers, and students of color themselves. Read more.
West Wind created and managed the Iowa Forum on Competency-based Education for the Iowa Department of Education. In recognition of the quality of the Forum, West Wind was awarded the SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards.