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Crisis Hotlines Report 1000% Increase in Calls During COVID

Crisis Hotlines Report 1000% Increase in Calls During COVID

As Americans struggle to cope during quarantine, crisis hotlines are reporting a 1000% increase in calls for help.  The Crisis Text Line, has grown in popularity, especially among teens.  It's website currently has a pop-up message that says "Social Distancing may be...

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Recommended Resources for Distance Learning

Recommended Resources for Distance Learning

Lessons & Activities for Teachers and Home Educators The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused both professional educators and parents to scramble.  America has completely restructured what learning looks like - overnight.  Despite the pandemic and pandemonium...

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How to Stop Mean Bothering Behavior

Simple Solutions to Stop AggressionThe most recognizable form of social aggression (or bullying) is bothering behavior.  If you search "bullying" on Google images, you'll find clip art of large angry-looking kids holding scrawny kids in the air by their shirt.  While...

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Helping Students Become Their Own Hero

Helping Students Become Their Own Hero

How Grownups can Empower Kids to Solve Social Problems Recently on my podcast I shared a common problem that I see with adults, when intervening in conflicts.  It's a mindset that, at first glance, seems like the right thing to do.  Upon further examination, we see...

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Bullying Victim Befriends Bully

Bullying Victim Befriends Bully

How Worst Enemies Became Best Friends Abby's story is one of my favorites to tell.  It shares the two simple steps that one middle schooler used to respond to mean behavior and effectively stop it, in less than one week.This is why the "Peace Sign Approach"  is so...

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How to Stop Aggressive Behavior

How to Stop Aggressive Behavior

Simple Solutions to Mean Behavior Bullying is a major buzzword in schools and among families.  It seems that everyone has an opinion on how to handle bullies and solve this complex problem.  Typically the solutions offered cause more issues or require programming...

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Announcing SQUABBLES® Games for Social and Emotional Learning

Announcing SQUABBLES® Games for Social and Emotional Learning

Squabbles™ Launch Party It was a joy to announce the launch of Squabbles™ with my dear friends.  Over one year in the making, Squabbles™ is the improvisational role-play game that teaches students how to manage emotions, solve social problems, and stop bullying...

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Columbine and the Anti-Bullying Movement: 20 Years Later

Columbine and the Anti-Bullying Movement: 20 Years Later

Reflecting on the Columbine MassacreToday, America reflects on the events of April 20th, 1999 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.  It was a tragic day that changed how we view school safety and made us hug our kids a bit tighter, each day.  After the...

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The Momo Challenge: Suicide Game or Viral Hoax

The Momo Challenge: Suicide Game or Viral Hoax

What is Momo? A scary face (known as Momo) is making another viral round on the internet, frightening parents and children.  According to reports, the image suddenly appears on apps and websites such as YouTube, WhatsApp, Fortnight and Peppa Pig. It allegedly...

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