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Is Communication the Key to Saving Lives and Shifting a School's Culture?

Is Communication the Key to Saving Lives and Shifting a School's Culture?

Dec 03, 2018
Approximately 5.4 million students skip school each year due to cyberbullying and bullying. As leaders, educators and parents we must take the responsibility of ensuring that future generations are taught to embrace the philosophy and practices of the dialogue and positive communication both on- and offline. Only then will we see school culture shift for the better.
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Necessary Components to Shift School Culture

Necessary Components to Shift School Culture

Nov 20, 2018
In today’s world, to effectively provide safe learning environments and create caring school cultures we need to leverage the power of social communication technology and combine it with school leaders who understand how to engage. In doing so, positive cultural shifts become possible.
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Eighth Grader Sues California School and Students for Bullying

Eighth Grader Sues California School and Students for Bullying

Nov 19, 2018
It is deplorable for anyone who advocates for children to hear that an eighth grader in the Los Angeles area was recently assaulted and bullied in a boys bathroom in their middle school by 3 classmates. It is even worse to learn that this victim was treated in this violent way because he refused to buy a vape from his bullies. Video taken by other classmates confirms that the victim has been attacked a total of 3 times. Is it any mystery that he and his parents are now suing their Palo Verde School District?
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How Will Our Leaders Save American Education?

How Will Our Leaders Save American Education?

Nov 16, 2018
Safety and wellness issues in American schools have reached epidemic proportions and American education is suffering. It is up to school leaders to be architects of a new and improved school culture.
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Teaching Students Safe Digital Communication in a Media-Driven World

Teaching Students Safe Digital Communication in a Media-Driven World

Oct 23, 2018
New chapters need to be written for school safety handbooks, everywhere. Students need to be able to avoid public indictment, both now and in their futures, or risk suffering the constant threat of permanent exclusion, prejudice and myriad threats created by today’s media and social media.
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School Discipline Policies Can Have a Major Impact on Students

School Discipline Policies Can Have a Major Impact on Students

Oct 09, 2018
Disciplinary policies in schools determine how the administration should respond to incidents, usually behavioral, among students and teachers – and they are in no way unanimous across the country. But, if we’re really going to put students first, and we should given they’re the future of our country, then schools across the board should seriously consider adopting a restorative approach to discipline.
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Chicago Public Schools’ New Policies on Student-Teacher Communication

Chicago Public Schools’ New Policies on Student-Teacher Communication

Sep 17, 2018
Chicago Public Schools takes the first step toward controlling social media and digital communication between students and school employees.
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The Harmful Effects of Sexting in Today’s Smartphone World

The Harmful Effects of Sexting in Today’s Smartphone World

Sep 07, 2018
Many studies indicate that students are now using the primary communication and information tool of the day, their mobile phone, to explore what sex is and their own sexuality. And they are doing so on their own without sufficient context and or guidance.
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Anonymous Reporting Systems in Schools Can Cause More Harm than Good

Anonymous Reporting Systems in Schools Can Cause More Harm than Good

Aug 30, 2018
Students and parents are told anonymous reporting is the best way to allow students to safely communicate when they are being bullied or feel threatened at school because creating anonymous reporting removes the threat of retaliation. But is this the real reason or is something else driving the acceptance of ineffective anonymous reporting?
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An Open Letter to Adults of the USA

An Open Letter to Adults of the USA

Jun 22, 2018
As an American educator of secondary and college students for the past 43 years, I would like to know where the responsible adults— school personnel, parents, police, politicians, et. al—for our nation’s youth are hiding. Our country has become beleaguered with a staggering number of mass school shootings over the past several years, and no one is taking a firm enough stand on what to do proactively to curb these atrocities.
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