Posts Tagged ‘School safety’

Inside the Meticulous Mind of an Expert Legal Witness – SDP#28

At the outset of a lawsuit, an experienced attorney will formulate a discovery strategy that is geared toward learning as much as possible about who the opposing party’s trial witnesses will be, what their testimony will consist of, and what documents they will offer to support their claims. We assume that attorneys possess an exhaustive knowledge base in many fields, yet for some legal cases, attorneys have very little knowledge of the interdisciplinary clockwork of the industry, such as how public schools operate from day-to-day. In these instances, an outside expert can be used to help a client and his or her attorney gain a better understanding of how best to present a successful case.

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Forts, Foraging, Fishing, Nostalgia & Outrage – Being a 1980’s Kid – SDP #25

Articles and studies concur that today’s children do not enjoy the freedom of previous generations – and the effects are not making kid’s safer, but are actually destroying children’s coupling with nature and that deprivation is placing them at increased risks for depression and anxiety. We’ve gone too far and have insulated children from the sun, cold, wind, spider webs, raindrops, etc.

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Logotherapy & Reclaiming Youth From the Existential Vacuum – SDP #21

Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy is a relevant framework and also a confusing term as it makes one think of branding and not the Greek word logos, which is “meaning”. In this podcast, I share why it is important to make youth aware of Logotherapy as a perspective to counter the growing rhetoric of determinism and The Butterfly Effect that are eroding belief in free will and therefore distancing people from a sense of control over self or environment.

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Debunking the Butterfly Effect & Embracing Chaos Theory – SDP #20

The Butterfly Effect is a false premise of illustrating how small initial differences may lead to large unforeseen consequences over time. This is nothing more than cause and effect and yet the Butterfly Effect is spilling across the sciences as some belief that every event has a singular, infinitesimal known origin. It is absurd to propose, and yet to scaffold with a mathematical formula, a relationship between a butterfly flapping its wings in New Mexico as the beginnings of an eventual hurricane in China. Don’t succumb to such hype.

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Mainstreaming, Inclusion, Tolerance, & Acceptance – Oh My! Unsnarling Conflated Terminology – SDP #19

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/312643349″ params=”visual=true&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]   [podcast] “The Safety Doc” untangles the conflated terms mainstreaming and inclusion as well as the seemingly synonymous words tolerance and inclusion.  A clear-cut definition of each designation postures the listener to grapple with the practices of debate, protests, and the non-aggression principle – all of which are…

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Discovering the Awesomeness of Multiplayer Video Games – Interview with Seann Dikkers, PhD – SDP #18

Dr. Dikkers regards video gaming the same as other media such as movies and music. It has become part of our society and just like heavy metal music, is not the causal factor of violent behaviors. In fact, as game play increases violent behaviors decrease. Seann examines digital game design and teaching and learning. What can we learn from video games to provide a meaningful experience in classrooms?

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