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Embracing the power of texting: Eliminating playground noncompliance and aggression

Kay Petchell and Ted Glynn

These days, everyone has a mobile phone, even if they might not have a landline. Vardon School recognised the potential for texting to be an effective way to give parents regular feedback on their children’s behaviour in the school playground. By using texts as part of a carefully planned strategy for partnering with parents, Vardon School was able to dramatically improve student behaviour.

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