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Secrets to a Rocking Professional Development Training

How to create empowering learning experiences As kids will soon be heading back to school, administrators are busy planning for the upcoming year and that means putting together staff in-service trainings.  Over the last eight years, I have trained thousands of...

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How Do I Make My Kids Behave in Public

I was recently traumatized while out to eat with some friends as I watched a small child torment her parents.  In minutes, I watched a child who was not getting her way turn a small fit into a full-on a chase around the entire restaurant, including a parent in hot...

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Balancing Indoor and Outdoor Time

As much as kids and parents may buck the schedule, there's no doubt that establishing some structure during your week, can ease everyone's anxiety and give you things to look forward to.  One thing that's important to put on the calendar is outside time.   Recently I...

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Students Use Reporting Hotline to Bully Peers

A hotline designed to make schools safe is now being used by students to bully others.  Now, lawmakers and school officials are scrambling in an effort to address false reports made through Safe2Tell. The hotline was created after the Columbine shooting so that...

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A Simple Tip to Boost Student Achievement

Teens today are more anxious than ever before.  The world's stressors are great, communication is constant, and it all can get overwhelming very quickly.  All too often, I see parents with the best intentions add to this stress and the pressure can break even the...

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National School Walkout Day

  Today, many students across America will leave their classrooms at 10 am to demand change when it comes to guns and school safety.  In talking with educators, parents, and community members about National School Walkout Day, some believe this demonstration will do...

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How to Prevent School Shootings

Last Wednesday, upon returning from a day of speaking in Missouri, I got off the plane and was met with the news of yet another school shooting.  I quickly learned that an expelled student had claimed the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

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Meet Madelyn, A Student Peace Ambassador

Each week I drop some nuggets of wisdom challenging you to love well.  This week, I've invited my friend Madelyn Johnson, a student who is currently traveling the country, promoting peace and showing love in many places.  I met Madelyn a few years back, while speaking...

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