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Tomorrows Leaders Today

Over the last 12 years I have criss-crossed Australia, and  have now been on tour in Melbourne for over three weeks speaking to principals, vice principals/deputies, and educators, as well as parents. All of us want the best for our children. Tomorrow’s leaders are the children living in our homes and the students sitting in our […]

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Put Downs are Like Nails in a Fence

“Only Hurt People Hurt Other People!” I was speaking about bullying to a group of young Karate students in the Kickstart program. “And words,” I continued, “have a powerful effect! Our words can either hurt or help people.” “In fact words are like toothpaste. Once they come out you can’t take them back!” “How many of you […]

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Teaching Stories

Most of us as educators are aware of the power of stories to teach life lessons. People have always handed down the traditions and teachings of their cultures through stories. I have found that the power of the heros’ tale transcends age and time. Students are transfixed when I share Lovell’s story or tell them how […]

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Choosing Friends

My anti-bullying program is called Breaking Out of the World Game.  I believe that almost every person on the planet is caught in this incessant generational cycle of US against THEM and Me against YOU. I call this conflict the World Game. You see for generations and generations humans have had to fight.  We have […]

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Theory to Reality

I have advocated for a long time that we can teach students Emotional and Social Literacy skills.  At Farrington High School on Hawaii I actually did an activity with some students teaching them about perseverance when working towards long term goals. The Grid is my classroom activity to have students experience the challenges inherent in […]

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