Today, I hosted a group of Korean officials from their government’s ministries that are concerned with education and mental health. Given their recent passage of a special education law (not yet implemented) and a 2011 court decision that outlawed “caning” and the infliction of physical pain for misbehavior, they were looking for ways to best help their kids with mental health and behavior disorders.
They now know about PBIS and are armed with a slew of positive intervention strategies. I also took them to the Lorge School in NYC. It’s a school that does amazing things with BD kids who have been unsuccessful in NYC’s special education programs. Many of the teachers there are my former students, making for a nice homecoming of sorts.