Guest blogger Christopher Wojeski, Ed.D says, "Few are trained to address calamity. Nevertheless, maintaining composure, fortitude and optimism is paramount when helping our students and school community constituents devise solutions to issues and cope with anguish."
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March 18, 2018
February 18, 2018
Nikolas Cruz: No one ought to be surprised that his mind turned to violence and to aggression. In November, his adoptive mother died. Of course, that was a trigger but he was 19 and no intervention system was following him.
October 31, 2017
If the forever reality for oysters and for educators is that stress won't end, we surely need better ways to address it and sooner rather than later.
October 22, 2017
Common sense and a plethora of research demands we think and act differently in order to stop the growing stressors on our children and we must learn how to help them deal with this environment more effectively.
September 10, 2017
As we continue to search for what affects student achievement consider the effect of leaders who are running on empty.
August 27, 2017
The lines that separate childhood from adolescence and adolescence from adulthood have disappeared. Rites of passage are few. But there is something schools can and should do.
August 15, 2017
Where but public schools do we create a citizenry with an understanding of the relationship between rights and responsibilities, between democracy and despotism and why our founders created three branches of government with different but equal powers.
June 18, 2017
It has become a coming of age ritual for too many children as they find their way through name-calling and bullying while learning how to navigate the world of emotions.
May 28, 2017
Guest blogger J.M. Myers, M.D. writes, "Rarely does a clinical day of a child psychiatrist go by now without some Internet related stressor making an appearance."
May 23, 2017
J. M. Myers M.D. returns as a guest blogger to write this two-part series about mental health in our schools. Here, in part one, he shares his view of the good news.