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How to Foster a Peaceful School Environment

How to Foster a Peaceful School Environment

The Power of Multi-Year Social Aggression and Conflict Resolution InitiativesEducators and administrators have the shared responsibility of creating a school environment that fosters not only academic growth but also emotional and social well-being. Social aggression...

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Why Anti-Bullying Programs Are Ineffective

Why Anti-Bullying Programs Are Ineffective

Bullying is a pervasive problem in many schools and communities around the world. The harmful effects of bullying can last a lifetime, leading to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, and even suicide. For this reason, many schools have implemented...

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Saying “Bullying” is Like Pulling a Fire Alarm

Saying “Bullying” is Like Pulling a Fire Alarm

The Unintended Consequences of "Bullying" If you ever had someone pull the fire alarm, you know the panic that erupts. I remember that some kids at my high school thought it would be funny to pull the fire alarm as a prank. The staff was not amused. While the students...

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Can Bystanders Stop Bullying?

Can Bystanders Stop Bullying?

How to Intervene When Others are MeanThe role of the witness or bystander to aggression, is one that's often called into question.  Research shows that those who intervene can often stop mean behavior in the moment.  If this is true, what lengths should children go to...

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Educators, How Can We Best Care for You?

Educators, How Can We Best Care for You?

Tips for Boosting Staff Morale and Wellness It's no secret that it's been a tough year.  Burn out is at an all time high for educators.  Instead of assuming what teachers need, I reached out to large groups of educators and social media and asked. My question......

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School Culture and Commitment

School Culture and Commitment

The Impact of Commitment and Consistency in Education Being Committed to the Right Thing Consistency is the key to behavioral change.  Consistency with the right things will help you succeed.  Consistency with the wrong thing - obviously is bad.  Many schools fall...

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Social & Emotional Learning without the Planning

Social & Emotional Learning without the Planning

Plug and Play Lessons for On-Campus & At-Home Learning.When you consider all of the challenges this school year, teachers and counselors are in need of simple ways to engage students.  During COVID-19 it's especially important that we teach social and emotional...

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