12:00 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

OnWords: The Threat Of Brilliance

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While we throw the word around like it’s a good thing, nothing threatens us quite like brilliance.

At a recent youth leadership conference for kids with psychiatric diagnoses, I met a young man nobody seemed to know what to do with. During breakout sessions, he wrote bizarre responses to the questions we asked and gave similarly inscrutable answers when we reconvened.

When we asked what you do to help yourself feel well, most of the others mentioned normal kid stuff: “Go to my room,” “Play a video game,” “Call a friend.”

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7:26 am
Mon August 19, 2013

KU Asked To Build Model Statewide Anti-Bullying Policy

Researchers at the University of Kansas have been hired by the State Department of Education to develop a model anti-bullying policy for use in schools statewide.

All Kansas schools must have an anti-bullying policy, but coming up with effective policies and practices to meet that requirement can get complicated. Researchers at the University of Kansas plan to launch a statewide series of meetings in October to present educators with a model policy to build their own programs around.

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7:36 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Do Teachers Perpetuate Bullying?

Linda Rhone, an educator from Southwestern College, facilitates a session designed to help Wichita teachers examine their own behaviors to help lessen bullying in schools.

Wichita teachers are examining their own behaviors to help diminish bullying in schools.

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