COVID-19 – How to prepare for return of students and workforce

We are in a serious time, but the worst has not yet come.  The easy part is locking everything down, isolating and quartining.  The hard part is re-opening schools, cities, and businesses.  When that time comes, which no dobut it will, you need to have cleaning procedures in place.  You can’t clean as students are Read more about COVID-19 – How to prepare for return of students and workforce[…]

The Visitor Badge

Badges of honor, badges of merit, employee badges, and visitor badges.  I’ve seen them all.   These badges come in all shapes and sizes, which is good. School shootings will never cease.  It is a fact of life: a bad fact, but a fact nonetheless. I want to make something obvious.  I believe that the likelihood Read more about The Visitor Badge[…]

School Mascots the cause of school shootings

Every school has a mascot, some better than others.  In 2018, I visited approximately 2000 different schools.  While the city and the district changed, many mascots remained a constant.  Spartans, indians, eagles, knights, pumas, and as you guessed copies of MLB and NFL logos.  A little creativity could go a long way here. At any Read more about School Mascots the cause of school shootings[…]

Yoga banned in schools? Have we gone too far?

First it was the Pledge of Allegiance, next it was the American Flag, and now Yoga.  You might be thinking that the uproar of yoga pracitce is based in the thin stretchy garmets promoting sexual harassment while doing the downward dog.  But you would be wrong, dead wrong.  The uproar is over religion being taught Read more about Yoga banned in schools? Have we gone too far?[…]

Should school principals have podcasts and other social media accounts?

I got one and you probably have one too.  Social media is everywhere and in this day and age, it is probably a necessary evil if you want to get the word out.  That being said, school principals should be extremely careful if they decide to pursue these new world technologies.   Risk lurks everywhere. Free Read more about Should school principals have podcasts and other social media accounts?[…]

Is relying on the Police to provide Active Shooter Training a good idea?

Active shooter training, drilling, and preparedness are in high demand right now.  Frankly, it should stay that way.  Guns aren’t going away anytime soon and laws just don’t work.  Schools are up against the proverbial wall when it comes to educating kids and also keeping them safe; active shooter training taking a back seat in Read more about Is relying on the Police to provide Active Shooter Training a good idea?[…]

Alex Chan (@asianchan)

There’s no such thing as a “safe space”. Not even at your school.

Safe spaces have been quite the rage lately on school campuses.  And while they do promote excellent communication and discussion of ideas and concepts, help to reduce violence and hate, the idea that safe spaces can protect individuals inside the space is a far cry from reality.  To take a long trip back to the Read more about There’s no such thing as a “safe space”. Not even at your school.[…]

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