“The author strikes a great balance between text, action ideas, and survey questions. With each chapter comes the opportunity to examine one's school and apply the information to improve an existing situation.”

—Kim E. Vogel, Principal

Parkdale Elementary School, OR

“This text offers great activities for addressing bullying and changing school culture. I will use this resource repeatedly with respect to Safe and Supportive Schools and Positive Climates for Learning.”

—Chris Sarellas, Principal

Vaughan Secondary School, Ontario, Canada

Team-focused strategies for bully-proofing your school

One of the greatest challenges educators face in addressing bullying is recognizing when it's right in front of them. From identifying unsupervised campus “hot spots” to intervening appropriately in the moment, this practical how-to guide will equip your staff members to stand up instead of stand by. Shona Anderson's seven-step framework arms educators with: A 10-question “pulse check” to determine areas of school culture that need strengthening; Tangible actions for each stage of the decision-making cycle; Activities that prompt staff members to observe, collaborate, act, and evaluate

School leaders are empowered to maintain safe schools. It is a team effort and this unique guidebook shows how to educate all staff members to transform your school's culture from passive to proactive.

Closing the Circle of Communication

Closing the circle of communication

Gen Xers Are Parents Now

In some ways I'm a classic Gen Xer, and in other ways I'm nothing like the stereotypes that define the generation born between 1961 and 1981. Generation X has aged, and we are now the parents of our students. I say aged despite the fact that my friends and I are still fairly convinced that we haven't grown up. As a whole, we are unlike any generation that has come before us. As a group, we spent our 20s being overeducated and underemployed. We were raised to expect the same lifestyles as our parents and were sadly disappointed when our realities fell short.

As parents, we are a very complicated group with students ...

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