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The Meteoric Rise of High School Esports | What You Need to Know | Guest Mike Dahle | SDP195

More youth are participating in Esports – and it’s nothing like the trope stereotype of “gamer kids” isolated  in their basements, chomping on chips and sipping sodas while gaming online with other kids in similar grunge contexts. In this episode, Esports expert Mike Dahle will help to accurately inform us about school Esports, including how…

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What It Was Like to Present Live School Safety Specials on PBS TV | Never Do This One Thing | SDP191

Presenting on PBS TV entails luck, months of preparation, and confidence. Entrusted as a topic ambassador sets forth high expectations – not to mention standing before a live audience. I delivered two school safety presentations on PBS TV: School Safety in America: Rhetoric vs Reality (2019) and School Security and Crisis Preparedness (2013). In this…

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Crisis vs. Chaos | Bifurcation and Strange Attractors | The Velocity of Information | SDP174

[Podcast] What are the differences between crisis and chaos? Is a sudden bifurcation better than a gradual bifurcation? How might a “strange attractor” contribute to the sometimes long duration, and difficult-to-recognize, patterns in chaos? Doc will discuss these questions and read an excerpt pertaining to them from his book ‘The Velocity of Information: Human Thinking…

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Do Sports Keep Kids Out Of Trouble? | How About E-Sports? | What the Research Says | SDP 166

[Podcast] Doc was recently interviewed by a large-market news company assembling a documentary about youth violence directed at adults. Ultimately, the question of “What can be done to prevent this?” was asked. A staunch proponent of increasing funding, research, and training on threat identification and reporting, Dr. Perrodin delivered his versed spell-binder on the matter.…

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COVID Chaos | Update on Parents Suing School Districts | Special Guest Attorney Lisa Linney | SDP157

[Podcast] The issue of masks and other COVID-19 precaution strategies in schools has become contentious, sparking a firestorm of lawsuits. Special guest Attorney Lisa Linney helps us understand behind-the-scenes strategizing when a parent sues a school district over insufficient virus mitigation protocols. What is the strongest argument for the plaintiff? Beyond the parent and the…

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Preparing for an Active Assailant on Campus | Morgan Ballis Interview | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #117 [Podcast]

[Podcast] As a school crisis develops, more time means more options. This episode’s guest works to put seconds back on the clock by teaching people steps to improve their chances for survival during a chaotic situation.  DIRECT LINK to MP3 of this Episode: https://tinyurl.com/SDP117-AUDIO ABOUT MORGAN BALLIS Morgan Ballis is the Director of Strategic Planning &…

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