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PBIS: A toolbox for teachers and schools

Think back to your time in school. Can you recall a time when discipline was used on the “class clown?” Try to remember when the student who struggled to control their behavior, or was often disruptive, was kicked out of class, or reprimanded. If you have a similar memory as I do, you are likely

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Mindfulness

An excercise in mindfulness

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese monk, born in 1926. A global spiritual leader, writer, and activist who is known around the world for his teachings on mindfulness, ethics, and peace. Much of his writing on mindfulness reinforces the notion that daily activities, even the mundane–like washing dishes–can be done to our great

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Prevention

Using QPR to prevent suicide

How do we talk about suicide? Talking about suicide is scary. Like many other types of conversation there is no clear route from point-A to point-B. But, unlike many other types of conversation, a life can hang in the balance. A little talked about point of fact is the issue that we, as people, can

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Action

Compassion: Suffering together

Compassion, from the Latin compati, means ‘to suffer with.’ Aristotle argued that we could only experience it if we thought the suffering of another was nontrivial. Aristotle said ‘we would not have compassion for the upset of an emperor who’d lost a shipment of Larks tongues he’d ordered for his party!’ In this sense, it

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Happiness

What is happiness?

“Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”             -Nathanial Hawthorne   Over the recent weeks of isolation, I have found myself resisting temptation to settle in to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or an endless stream of YouTube

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Gratitude

Gratitude: How do I get grateful

What is gratitude and why does it lead people to live happier and healthier lives? People who are grateful are likely to be joyful. Grateful people are less likely to experience depression and anxiety. Gratitude is associated with humility. And people who are grateful are known to have lasting and meaningful relationships with others. So,

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The ultimate helpline. The Stand 4 Kind app gives schools, students, and parents
easy access to various tools and resources to ensure a safe and positive environment for all.

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