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March 18, 2018

The Ever-Evolving Role of Pupil Personnel Service Providers

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."

February 18, 2018

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: Children, Schools, Guns, Laws, & Leaders

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

What Oysters Can Teach Us About Dealing With Stress

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

The Importance of Play, Recess, Mindfulness and Leadership

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

Leaders Can Avoid Burnout by Taking Care of Themselves

As we continue to search for what affects student achievement consider the effect of leaders who are running on empty.

August 27, 2017

How Schools Can Help Adolescents Become Responsible, Informed Adults

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

3 Important School Leadership Lessons From Charlottesville

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

Adolescent Suicide: An Urgent Call for School and Community Leaders

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

Cyberbullying Challenges Mental Health in Our Schools

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

Good News About Mental Health in Our Schools

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.

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