It would be an oversimplification to point fingers at any one issue for being the cause of gun violence infiltrating our schools. At the heart of the issues, we have failed our children as a society. From government level all the way to our schools, students have slipped through the cracks. Their safety, both physically […]
Over the last week, I have been submerging myself in article after article related to gun violence within American schools as a whole, and specifically the horrors that occurred in Parkland, Florida. While a wide array of different responses have been mentioned, I am pleased to see the growing number of people who believe mental […]
Today a high school in Florida was added to the ever-increasing list of schools who have endured a shooting in 2018 alone. This growing epidemic stirs two strong reactions within me. As a human, a father, and a former teacher, I feel a great deal of sadness for those communities and families who are existing […]
I believe there are two primary ways to learn… You can either do a lot of research and reading, or you can just start doing, and gain a tremendous amount of knowledge through the trial and error of your experiences. At Lakeside, we have done quite a bit of both. For over 40 years, we […]
Some people are amazing at coming up with analogies to explain things. I don’t consider myself one of those people. I do however believe I came up with a pretty good analogy to understand brain breaks: NASCAR, or more specifically, pit stops. Click here to read more.
With Thanksgiving behind us, and the new year looming ahead, we are clearly in the midst of the holiday season. It is easy to focus on our students and their behavior this time of year, as I did with a previous article Preparing Your Students for the Holidays. However, this year I would like to turn […]
In my position, I get to spend lots of time working with schools to do two things: first, I help create a trauma informed lens which they can teach and view students through, and then we equip teachers with practical strategies that will benefit their students. One of these strategies we’ve implemented for the last […]