Category: Crisis and Prevention

Providing Clean Water to Flint, Michigan

When the city of Flint, Michigan switched its water source in 2014, issues with the water quality became immediately apparent. But it wasn’t until recently that the problems with the water supply, corrosion of pipes and lead in the water became national news. Now, the water situation had turned into a crisis.

Are You Prepared for a School Crisis?

Find out what educators and industry experts recommend to get your classroom emergency-ready. It was a Saturday afternoon in late September when torrential rain began pouring over Pelion Elementary School in South Carolina’s Lexington County School District. Flash flooding caused dams to break throughout the state, washing out roads and destroying homes.

Kindness as a Gateway to…

I think it’s very easy to dismiss things like Random Acts of Kindness as frivolous, too cute or even a bit clichéd.   But I would like to offer an alternative way of thinking about it. In our 24-hour bad news cycle, cyber bullying, fat shaming and increasingly socially isolated society, practicing and teaching kindness… Read more »

Combatting Social Isolation: It Starts With Hello

Students and teacher walking in school hallway

Start With Hello Call-to-Action Week: February 8 – 12, 2016 At every school and in every community there are children who feel like they have no friends and quietly suffer through each day – especially at lunchtime, recess and other moments where friends gather together.

Save Lives: Prevent Suicide

Suicide is a leading cause of death for teenagers.

Anytime we lose a young person to suicide is one time too many. Did you know that suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24? It’s worse than that, though. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also found in a nationwide survey of students… Read more »

5 Ways to Make this School Year a Safe One

You’re in the midst of returning to school, adjusting to new schedules, learning new names and faces, and gearing up to make an impact. You’re prepared…you’ve got this! But when it comes to school and student safety, you can never be too prepared.