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Active Shooter Situation — What Should Teachers Do?

There was another Active Shooter Situation, this time in Florida — A recent survey showed that about 50% of teachers do not know what to do. Read below from a training session with my local police on the best steps for teachers and students. This article is a summary of a Police seminar on an active shooter situation and focuses… Read more »

The Best Yes vs. Techniques of NO

I have taught students / people the Techniques of saying NO for years. This really is an art form. Things need to be considered when saying NO, especially to an adult, parent, boss, and of course friends. If you don’t know the tricks you can get yourself into lots of trouble or a big mess. When it comes to one’s… Read more »

Is There a Problem Between Human Nature and Truth?

There are predictable reactions people have when presented with TRUTH: They get very angry at the provider of that TRUTH and either marginalize, persecute and / or eliminate the provider. They choose to deny that TRUTH and / or delay the TRUTH from becoming an accepted norm and thus change behaviors. They chose to investigate the presented TRUTH to see… Read more »

The Educational Uses of a Story — Get Great Results

The Stanford Rape case is an all-purpose resource for teaching health because it is a relatable story that elicits emotions.  Since the victim’s 12 page letter was published on social media, the Stanford rape story has exploded.  It is the national story that is in the news, talked about on talk radio / daytime TV and within families.  Everyone has… Read more »

Fear of Change and Why it is So Damaging

“The key to change … Is to let go of Fear” — By Rosanne Cash Why people don’t change their life?  They don’t like what they are doing, they are not satisfied with the people they hang with, don’t like the boss in their life.  So, why don’t they DO something to make a change in their life?  It is… Read more »

Dieting Does Not Work– But Why Not??

Diets don’t work for the very simple reason; the human body isn’t interested in looking great in a bathing suit, or prom dress, or or or or.  All the body (brain specifically) knows is there are less food / calories freely available to burn energy.  Eating less than about 1000 Calories/day and the brain declares starvation mode and the body… Read more »

Schools Out — People Who Need People

Have fun and enjoy Alice Cooper’s Schools out for summer Right about now, student attitude is reflected in Alice Cooper’s song, School’s Out Forever, so here is an activity your students won’t mind focusing on in school.  The activity is a Relational Needs Assessment Tool which is an exercise that will enable a person to better identify the priority of… Read more »

How to Defend a Belief and Still Be Charming

There is conflict when student’s beliefs / values are attacked.  What is the appropriate way to respond when beliefs/values are marginalized?   Just as you can graciously say No, I don’t care for that, a person can defend a belief / value without raising their voice, being obnoxious or reciting a litany of facts.   Students experience attitudes and negative… Read more »

Goal Setting: It’s The DOING That Matters

  Somewhere sometime during school, many students are introduced to the concept of goal setting.  I was never told about Goal Setting but somehow when I was 12 I decided 4 things.  I would become a Physical Education Teacher:  I could play games all day with kids and wear shorts, a sleeveless blouse and tennis shoes to work instead of… Read more »

Why Teachers Teach

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  Teachers teach for the same reason Paul McCartney (73) still performs in concerts, Helen Mirren (70) still acts on the stage, TV and movies.  It’s the thrill and the challenge of capturing the attention and appreciation of their audience. Why Teachers Teach?  There is a thrill in teaching. You get to school early, get organized where your ducks are… Read more »

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