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My Kid Will Make It

Tweet The spring thaw, don’t you just love it; waiting for the crocuses to come up and the grass to turn green. For over fifty years this was the time of year that I lived for. The boys of summer, 162 games in 180 days, what fun? I am not a participant any longer just […]

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Ten Reasons Why Educators Need Professional Development On the Topic of Student Behavior Management

Tweet Introduction Since the dawn of public education teachers and schools have focused on the academic achievement of students. All students were expected to leave school with basic reading writing and math skills. Some kids excelled and went on to institutions of higher learning, some were trained at a trade such as carpentry, or auto […]

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Don’t Be An Easy Target

Tweet At times victims of bullying can be like a magnet and attract bullies. They can become easy targets based upon how they walk, what they say, or because they are just awkward in social situations. This is not to say that victims are to blame for their treatment. Rather I am offering an approach […]

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The Haunted House

Tweet Forgive and forget; that’s the line we are all taught as kids, and as adults we try to be sure not to hold grudges against those who have slighted us or who have exhibited behavior that lessened our own sense of self worth. Well, the forgiving part is easy because we forgive for ourselves […]

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Great Article From NPR

Tweet Please credit the author of this article and do visit www.npr.org for more great articles on this topic and many others. I merely did the posting. Victims Of Bullying Are More Likely To Be Arrested As Adults by Nancy Shute August 01, 2013 3:40 PM Children who are bullied over time are more apt […]

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Husky?

Tweet Oh yeah, I was an overweight little boy. So much so, that when my mother took me to buy clothes I went to what I thought was a special clothing store for boys like me, fat. Why did I think this? Because when I walked into the store, the opened tie, crossed arm, wrinkled […]

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Majoring In Minors

Tweet New York City Schools Now Ban Butter Okay, we have now entered The Twilight Zone. The City of New York’s department of education has concluded that butter is a threat to its school children and will severely discipline cafeteria workers who order this now banned substance and use it for preparing school meals. Mayor […]

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Bullying: A Vicious Cycle

Tweet There is a lot of talk about bullying these days, and it seems as though the epidemic is getting worse and worse. The more we talk about it and bring attention to the bullying and suicides, the more often they occur. It’s like bullying and suicide have become trends. So what is this? My […]

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Revenge: The Greatest Motivator

Tweet Why is it that every time a school shooting occurs that everyone who knows or knew the perpetrator identifies him/her as a troubled person who was reclusive and exhibited all manner of anti social behavior? Never fails. Here are some of the comments that have been made about Adam Lanza the perpetrator who entered […]

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Playground Politics

Tweet School Dodgeball Ban: New Hampshire District Stops ‘Human Target’ Sports, Citing Bullying. Students attending Windham schools in New Hampshire won’t be dodging balls during gym class anymore. The school district voted to ban dodgeball and other “human target” sports in a recent 4-1 decision, according to multiple sources. “We spend a lot of time […]

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