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Social interactions provide the context in which many adolescents make decisions (Crone, 2012). But what benefits students socially sometimes casts a shadow on their school performance. Instead of creating competing agendas, teachers can use strategies that draw on students’ social and personal needs to empower them to make better choices in the future. Strategies that give students a second chance to make positive choices include setting expectations, providing opportunities to achieve goals, using collaboration to promote reflection, and creating peer-to-peer support groups.

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