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    65 Things You Should Do Right Now To Avoid Burnout

    65 Things You Should Do Right Now To Avoid Burnout
    This past Tuesday, I took a day off of school. This is not normal for me, and I even had to fight my urge to go up to school and make sure things were running smoothly. I even drove up to the school and chose not to get out of the car. Why? Because I had a chance where I knew ...
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    Protect Your Students from Bullies

    Protect Your Students from Bullies
    If we don’t take a stand, who will? It happens in restrooms, in hallways, at recess, on playgrounds, in locker rooms, in cafeterias...any place in a school where adult supervision is minimal. Generations of students have suffered verbal and physical abuse at the hands of other students. Despite intensified attention by educators, the problem of bullying continues to worsen. How much ...
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    25 Tips for Less Stress

    25 Tips for Less Stress
    1. Drink Water 2. Wake Up Earlier 3. Eliminate Junk Food 4. Increase Healthy Foods 5. Kill Your TV 6. Declutter Your Desk 7. Declutter Your Desktop 8. Declutter Your Inbox 9. Declutter Your House 10. Declutter Your Car 11. Reduce Paperwork 12. Reduce Responsibilities 13. Reduce Phone Calls 14. Reduce Possessions 15. Reduce Your Lifestyle [widget:966] 16. Deepen Your ...
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    The School-Wide Addiction to Processed Food

    The School-Wide Addiction to Processed Food
    Each day I walk into the school cafeteria to check in with my students on their own turf. There is one scene that repeats itself without fail each lunch—fried beef on a stick is served (or some such artificially preserved nastiness), the kids turn up their noses, and fights ensue over the good fruit and string cheese. Mmm. Grilled cheese in ...
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    Zero Waste School Lunch

    Zero Waste School Lunch
    It boggles the mind if you think about it too much: one child, one lunch a day, for 13 years. A typical kid can produce 67 pounds of lunch trash each year, easily ending their school career with their own personal landfill of trash produced only at lunchtime. Our school, the Austin Discovery School, has no hot lunch program. So children ...
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    How To: Recognize The Warning Signs of Child Abuse

    How To: Recognize The Warning Signs of Child Abuse
    Statistics show that in the last year approximately 1 in 10 children have experienced some form of maltreatment.* Teachers and school staff are have a unique ability to monitor children's health and well-being on a daily basis. Sudden changes in mood, behavior, or health may only be apparent to those closest to the child. Many abused or neglected children are too ...
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    Focus on Exercise, Not Team Sports

    Focus on Exercise, Not Team Sports
    RICHARDSON, TX— With music pumping in the background, the kids in Terry Wade's physical education class are in constant motion, going from sit-ups to jumping jacks to curls with light weights. After their 45-minute session, the sixth-graders who are sweating the most, or as Wade calls it, "burning butter," get stickers. "My main goal and emphasis is getting these kids up ...
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    Teacher Talks About Sex Honestly With Students

    Teacher Talks About Sex Honestly With Students
    Why one teacher asks his students to respect and love each other enough to wait to have sex until they're ready. Sometimes when I'm feeling tired, stressed, or just plain lazy, I will use a planning period to meander down to the school counselor’s office, plop down on her couch, and demand that she fix what ails me. A few weeks ...
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    Is It Ever Okay to Physically Restrain a Student?

    Is It Ever Okay to Physically Restrain a Student?
    This past week at my school, a security guard was put on administrative leave for physically restraining a middle-school student for a viscous verbal assault. As someone who has witnessed numerous harmful verbal and physical incidents with this particular student, it is difficult not to jump to the conclusion that the student deserved to be disciplined in this way. He told ...
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    Energy-Efficient Classrooms the Answer?

    Energy-Efficient Classrooms the Answer?
    California’s classroom conditions are among the worst in the nation, according to studies by the Air Resources Board and the Department of Health Services. Some 85,000 trailers—euphemistically dubbed “learning cottages” by manufacturers—pepper the state's poorest districts. Cheaply built and designed to be towed down the highway, the trailers were originally intended to provide a temporary solution for student overflow. However, they've ...
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    Lessons From a Distrubing Videotape Prank

    Lessons From a Distrubing Videotape Prank
    In the article "Judge orders teens to post apology on YouTube. "A judge here is using YouTube to punish two boys who used the video-sharing website for a prank that ended with battery and criminal mischief charges against them.” At the end of the article it also stated that “The teens wrote, filmed and edited the apology video. They also were ...
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    School Violence Reality Check

    School Violence Reality Check
    *_“We don’t have to worry because emergency responders will be here in no time.”_* *_“Our SWAT Team is the best in the county and will take care of the threat before they can do any substantial harm.”_* *_“We instinctively know what to do during an emergency. People are like that you know.”_* Which one of the above is true? The first ...
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    Earthquakes & Fire Safety

    Earthquakes & Fire Safety
    A wide range of natural disasters occurs within the United States every year. Natural disasters can have a devastating effect on you and your home. The U.S. Fire Administration encourages you to use the following safety tips to help protect yourself, your family and your home from the potential threat of fire during or after an earthquake. You can greatly reduce ...
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    50 Quick Ways to Reduce School Stress

    50 Quick Ways to Reduce School Stress
    School can be a tremendously stressful place for educators. It's important to not let stress stand in the way of you having a good day. If you can reduce your stress, you will able to focus your energy on more important things, like planning lessons, preparing your class and interacting with your students. Even the simple tasks below can help ...
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    Reform School Lunch Before It Reforms Our Waistlines

    Reform School Lunch Before It Reforms Our Waistlines
    Michelle Obama wants to end childhood obesity. Let's start by looking at school lunches. In a public school somewhere, Mrs. Q is eating lunch. She’s been eating like a kid every day for about a month. But unlike her students, the anonymous teacher has been posting photographs of her tray on Fed Up With School Lunch. She has eaten chicken popcorn ...
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    The Perfect Recipe for Student Success

    The Perfect Recipe for Student Success
    Wellness in the Schools and the Greenhouse Project have perfected the recipe for kids' success. Before Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, there was already a rebellion brewing in Manhattan. In 2005, former teacher and principal Nancy Easton co-founded Wellness in the Schools (with Kirsten Brashares and Rachel Tore) to demand healthy food in public schools. "One plate at a time. One school ...
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    A Simple Blueprint for Stress Relief

    A Simple Blueprint for Stress Relief
    It's been a while since I've talked about stress relief, but I have some new ideas that I think might help you if you're struggling at this point in the school year. What I'm proposing for you to try out, be it this weekend or during a weekday a mental health day, is to take your mind out of time. Sometimes ...
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    How to Stay S.A.F.E. Amid School Violence Situations

    How to Stay S.A.F.E. Amid School Violence Situations
    Reducing the risk of harm to ourselves and others is what it is all about. Where there is a potential for a crisis, there is a need for a plan of action. The planning process begins in recognizing the crisis can occur. Accepting the reality that you may one day be placed in a perilous situation will allow you to take ...
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    The Scary Facts About School Violence

    The Scary Facts About School Violence
    We have all been effected by the recent trend in school violence; everything from Columbine and the recent NIU Killings to gang activities to everyday schoolyard scuffles. And while you might say, "It will never happen in my school district," that is not to say you shouldn't be prepared or have the thought in the back of your mind. Teaching has ...
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    Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: Mandatory Reporting Facts

    Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: Mandatory Reporting Facts
    All 50 states have requirements for the mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect. The following section outlines the guidelines from The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA, 1996). h4. What Counts as Child Abuse? h4. The minimum definitions for child abuse and neglect are any recent act or failure to act: a. Resulting in imminent risk of serious harm, ...
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