“Well, I tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen,Pour myself a cup of ambition, Yawn and stretch and try to come to life Jump in the shower, and the blood starts pumpingOut on the street, the traffic starts jumpingWith folks like me on the job from 9 to 5”~Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 … Continue reading Dodging Bullets, Arrows and Fear
Online predators There are an estimated 500,000 online predators active each day. Children between the ages of 12 and 15 are especially susceptible to be groomed or manipulated by adults they meet online. According to the F.B.I., over 50 percent of the victims of online sexual exploitation are between the ages of 12 and 15. The … Continue reading Teach-Safety
Cyberbullying Bullying in school is still a concern after decades of trying to address the issue. There are many programs, strategies and techniques used to help address the issue. Technology adds just another platform for bullying. Among students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, 15 % were bullied online … Continue reading Cyberbullying increasing?
Teaching children about safety is so important. As a focus for all of us this year, we need to make safety in all areas a priority. Safety is not just a simple conversation but a continuation of many discussions. We can begin with a short checklist. Remind students oftenCheck safety lists oftenMonitor online usageTalk openly … Continue reading Safety- Elementary Leaders Please Share
Two Rules has been my focus for over two decades of education. One of those rules is Safety. We cannot just talk about it; we must model and provide it. How? As schools, we have crisis plans, emergency drills, and active shooter drills. I want to share information with you from research conducted about these … Continue reading Talk Safety, Model it and Provide it!
When you think about feeling good and feeling safe, where do you see yourself? Where is the place those two things happen for you? Now that you have the place, who is there to help you feel safe and good? Is it the place only, or is it a combination of the place and the … Continue reading Safety and Feeling Good
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”Joshua 1:9 We can see many things around us that can spark fears within us. The world is full of news clips of scary and daunting stories to reach our minds, sending … Continue reading Unspoken Fears
My philosophy of Two Rules has a foundation of safety. We all seek to feel safe. In the world we live in today, safety is the need we all strive to have in every place, in every way, and every day. Gather together to find ways to provide safety for all. Fear is what prevents … Continue reading Be the Solution Daily Quote: 7-2-22
“I don’t want it to happen again,” said Miah Cerrillo—a 4th grader in one of two adjoining Robb Elementary School classrooms where 19 children and two teachers died. You can watch her testimony provided by C-Span and read an article at Education Week, including her recorded testimony. When Miah is asked if she feels safe, … Continue reading How to feel Safe?
How to feel safe? Feeling safe is the most critical need we have at this time in our schools and communities. I have worked hard to find the solutions to help to build safety in educational settings, with support for families and communities. We can work now to put into practice several things to help … Continue reading Solution Weekly- June 12-18, 2022