The following links are provided as external resources for students to succeed. These links will open in a new window.

  • Mobile Learning Devices by Kip Rogers – a book to help “educators confront and overcome their fears and doubts about using mobile learning devices (MLDs) such as cell phones, personal digital assistants, MP3 players, handheld games, digital audio players, and laptops in classrooms.”
  • Video featuring Kip Rogers – Kip Rogers, Director of Secondary Instruction at York County School Division, Yorktown, VA, discusses his role in working with school administrators to move to a mobile learning environment that will engage kids and enhance learning outcomes.
  • The National High School Center is funded by a grant provided by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Office of Special Education Programs. It is the central source for information, expertise and practical resources to help all students learn and become adequately prepared for college, work, and life.
      • The Center provides the Early Warning System Tool which is a free Microsoft Excel-based program that identifies students at risk for dropping-out, using readily available data.
      • As a central location for resources, the National High School Center website has useful links to publications, organizations, and a High School Matters blog.


Check & Connect

Anderson, A.R., Christenson, S.L., Sinclair, M.F., & Lehr, C.A.(2004).

Check & Connect: The importance of relationships for promoting engagement with school. Journal of School Psychology, 42(2), 95-113.

Lehr, C.A., Sinclair, M.F. & Christenson, S. L. (2004).

Addressing student engagement and truancy prevention during the elementary years: A replication study of the Check & Connect model. Journal of Education for Students Placed At-Risk, 9(3), 279-301

Sinclair, M.F., Christenson, S.L., & Thurlow, M.L. (2005).

Promoting school completion of urban secondary youth with emotional or behavioral disabilities. Exceptional Children, 71(4), 465-482.


Kazdin, A.E. (1975).

Behavior modification in applied settings. Homewood, IL:Dorsey Press.

Lewis, Hudson, Richter, & Johnson (2004).

Scientifically supported practices in emotional and behavioral disorders: A proposed approach and brief review of current practices. Behavioral Disorders, 29(3), 247-259.

Mooney, Ryan, Uhing, Reid & Epstein (2005).

A review of self-management interventions targeting academic outcomes for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Journal of Behavioral Education, 14, 203-221.

O’Leary, S.G., & Dubey, D.R. (1979).

Application of self-control procedures by children: A review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 12, 449-465.

Rosenbaum, M.S. & Drabman, R.S. (1979).

Self control training in the classroom: A review and critique. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 12, 467-485.

Young, K.R., West, R.P., Smith, D.J., Morgan, D.P. (1991).

Teaching self-managemnt strategies to adolescents. Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Cell Phones in Schools

Devaney, Laura (2011).

Bring your own devices catching on in schools. eSchool News.
Retrieved May 5, 2011 from

Engel, George and Tim Green (2011).

Cell Phones in the Classroom: Are we Dialing up Disaster? TechTrends, 55.2: 39-45

Gates (2006).

Cell phones, not laptops, will best answer poor students’ needs. eSchool News.
Retrieved March 15, 2010 from

Johnson, Smith, & Smythe (2009).

The 2009 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.

McCrea, Bridget. (2010).

Bring Your Own Technology. The Journal.
Retrieved May 5, 2011 from

Quillen, Ian (2010).

Left to Their Owned Devices. Education Week: Digital Directions, Fall 2010: 30-35.

Svaboda (2009, Nov. 1).

Can kids really learn math from Smartpohones? Fast Company.
Retrieved March 15, 2010 from

Importance of Mentors

Beier, Rosenfield, Spitalny, Zansky, and Bontempo (2000).

The Potential Role of an Adult Mentor in Influencing High-Risk Behaviors in Adolescents.
Retrieved December 12th, 2011 from

Project Cornerstone

“Adult Role Models: Parents and other adults model positive, responsible behavior. (January).
Retrieved December 12, 2011 from