Classroom Circles for Bullying Prevention, Mindfulness, & Restorative Practices

Classroom Circles/Meetings are a critical component to the success of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP), Mindfulness, and Restorative Practices. An OBPP research study has shown that teachers who systematically used class meetings in their anti-bullying work obtained larger reductions in bullying problems one year after introduction of OBPP compared to those who used class meetings […]

ADHD in the Classroom

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is “a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.”  These kids have trouble functioning as everyone else does in a typical classroom setting.  Children who are managing ADHD behaviors tend to be disciplined […]

Redfin’s Healing Home for Victims of Bullying

We are honored to share that Redfin has reached out to us to connect on bullying prevention at home. It turns out that Redfin does much more than real estate! They also take it a step further to provide tools for maintaining a healthy and healing home environment. This well-researched article goes into great detail on parenting strategies if […]

New Student-Led Assembly: Research & Response

In recent months we have been researching and developing some peer-to-peer models in response to a common request by our school partners. Here is a snapshot of our research findings, requests, and how we plan to respond with our new Student-Led Assembly! Research: Mentoring is a psychosocial intervention that brings two people together into a trusting relationship […]

Youth and Stereotypes

So often I hear adults commenting on today’s youth in a negative manner: too much technology, lazy, playing with silly toys, disrespectful, revealing clothing, selfish, entitled, the list goes on and on.  Youth hear these negative stereotypes constantly, and it definitely has an impact on their own views of themselves and others around them.  Stereotypes […]

The Blame Game

While attending the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) conference in Nashville this year, there was a fascinating session on blame. The presenting researchers, Dr. Isaac Karikari and Dr. James R. Brown had conducted a study on school climate in which they interviewed bus drivers, administrators, parents, and social workers about the perceived prevalence and responses […]