School Connectedness

The Safety Doc Podcast #2, 11-18-2016: Human Memory Recall Is Alarming Low – and how that fact should change the ways we approach school safety.

Podcast Key Words: Forgetting Curve, Time-Stamping, Memory Distortion, Safe Schools, Tolerance & Acceptance How well do you ACTUALLY remember things? Research reveals that most of us forget HALF of what we’ve encoded within only one hour!  This is startling in many regards and it calls into question the reliability of eye witness accounts.  For safety,…

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CODE OF SILENCE: Assess Bystander Behavior in the School Setting

Schools embrace a range of student discipline measures including zero tolerance and restorative practices.  In addition, schools are becoming increasingly efficient with threat reporting (input) systems, such as anonymous text numbers and online submission software.  However, the piece often not studied is what student bystanders do when they are aware of a potential act of…

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Surbhi Madia Barber: Education Reform Can Help Prevent Future Newtowns

It is with much gratitude that I am sharing a link to an article that was recently published by a Madison, Wisconsin newspaper.  Surbhi Madia Barber is a brilliant, articulate professional educator.  I had the privilege to meet her when our paths crossed in doctoral courses at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  She is someone who brings focus and…

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One of Longest-Running Psychological Studies of All-Time Concludes Relationships with Other People Matter More than Anything Else

The following is an excerpt I’ve selected from Shawn Achor’s 2010 book titled, The Happiness Advantage. The Harvard Men Study followed 268 men from their entrance into college in the late 1930s all the way through the present day. From this wealth of data, scientists have been able to identify the life circumstances and personal…

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