Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Child Within the Student

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Since I was a little boy - and that goes back quite a while –the rapid pace at which technology impacted our lives has raised danger signs. It began with the radio cutting into family time, graduated to television replacing family time, and finally resulted in the computer abolishing it completely. In many different areas of life we began to ask at what point was the human element going to be overtaken by the technological.


Imagine your students working out problems without teacher, school administrator, adult intervention. Think it can't be done? Well it can with peer mediation! Educator, Kate Cohen discusses successful bullying prevention methods including peer mediation. Learn how conflict resolution can impact your classroom and schoolyard.

Anchoring our Children

Extra! Extra! Disaster Strikes!
I remember it like yesterday. I was a private school principal in Los Angeles and we were a scant ten days into the school year when, early that September morning, we received the devastating news. The day was September 11, 2001. Early that morning we turned on our televisions and watched in horror the images of the terrorists attack on the Twin Towers in New York which killed thousands of Americans. There were unconfirmed reports of another plane headed towards LA and all public areas feared being the next target.

Hurricane Sandy – Communicating With Students After a Disaster

Hurricane Sandy – Communicating With Students After a Disaster
Hurricane Sandy not only caused a lot of physical damage, it left thousands of school children feeling fearful and vulnerable and uncertain about the future. Kate talks about how we can communicate with students after a natural disaster such as hurricane Sandy.

Hertz Furniture Sandy Relief Program: 20% Off & QuickShip on 1,100+ Items

In support of our friends and neighbors who have been affected by Superstorm Sandy, Hertz Furniture is offering a 20% discount and QuickShip on all furniture from Academia, AmTab, Eurotech, NPS, OSC and ScreenFlex. Choose from a wide variety of school and office furniture including classroom furniture, cafeteria tables, casegoods, teacher desks, task and office seating, facilities furniture, lecterns, podiums and mobile partitions. Schools and others in NH, RI, MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA and WV who order before Thanksgiving are eligible.