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Archive | December, 2012

Sandy Hook – a Metaphor for Redemption from Evil

Saturday, December 22, 2012

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By Charles W. Bindig, Ed.D.

I was not surprised at the bravery and selfless abandon that the teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School exhibited last Friday in the face of real evil. As a former principal and elementary teacher, one intuitively understands that you need to protect your students at all costs, and that the safety of the school is paramount.

Influence of Technology in School Counseling

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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By Dr. Kimberlee Ratliff, Dr. Susan Foster Ebbs, and Dr. Marie Isom
Dr. Kimberlee Ratliff is the Program Director for the M.Ed. in School Counseling at American Public University. Dr. Susan Foster Ebbs and Dr. Marie Isom are faculty members in the School of Education at American Public University.

Whether it is a quick text message to a friend, a post on a social media site, or a job related task, technology is firmly embedded in today’s culture. 

Sandy Hook: A Principal’s Perspective on Mental Health Issues and Violence in Schools

Monday, December 17, 2012

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By Dr. Charles Bindig

Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, I have been searching for a solution to the problem that all schools face: The potential for violence due to the exceptional vulnerability of the institution.

As a previous elementary school principal, I spent many a day trying to manage irate parents and out-of-control students.

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