Positive Discipline As a teacher, when you instruct your students on a procedure or a policy and later learn that the students have not done what you instructed them to do, how would you react? Hand out punishment, or, try to analyze why they did not do what they were asked to do. When I
Unless an employee entirely understands what they do, they can easily fail on WHY they are there. However, good communication provides a better understanding to all employees of their job, and more importantly how they fit into the WHY or the mission of the company. Employees, who believe that what they do is the only
I’m here in the eastern part of Toronto where I’ll be speaking to 4 middle schools and 2 high schools about how to become proactive in reducing bullying. What I like the most is how excited they are to implement our anti-bullying program. It is critical to have a follow-up after an assembly to keep
We just got back from a two week intense training for students and parents. We spoke at 13 schools teaching students the role of the bystanders so that the school system could use our follow up to keep the message going strong. For some schools you could see that the principal and staff where on
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over 10 years ago, because of my disease; I have many appointments with my family doctor. I have to say that I truly have the best family doctor around; maybe I’m a little biased. One day when visiting, my doctor opened the door to my room and said
Bullying is not just a bad dream which will be over when you wake up. It is a nightmare which will go away only if we all open our eyes to this reality and choose to look out through all the windows. School Boards, along with the State boards and Ministry of Education, must demonstrate
If you decide to drive down to Ohio, what would you do? Will you just get up one fine morning, sit in the car and start driving? Or would you put thought into planning the trip? I think most of us when posed with this question will tend to pick up the second option.
Bullying occurs all around us and has so many faces that many times we fail to recognize it. It affects every single person involved. Bullying is not necessarily the physical intimidation that we most often associate this word with. It comes in so many different forms that may be less evident but nevertheless are forms
Please read the following from the Ottawa Citizen… After reading please read my comments at the end. OTTAWA — On Monday, more than a year and a half after the suicide of 15-year-old Jamie Hubley, bullying was once again the topic at the late teen’s high school — but this time, the focus was hope.
Our paradigm is limited to the understanding of what a victim is and why it happens, but a victim can have many windows. Many of us see the victim as someone who is smaller and is physically being bullied by a larger person. Now the reverse can also be true where a smaller person is