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Why Does a Bully Bully?
how to become a PDS Trainer
- Tips for
who angers you controls you.
Partnership, NEW Products
- Anger Management
- Tips for
- Tip for
Teachers: Pt 3; Eliminating
- Up Coming Training
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- What Others Say About
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consistent factor in almost all the school shootings in the United States
bullying. Bullying so severe that the emotional pain has driven
young people to take life changing actions such as suicide and homicide.
These actions were seen as the only way because, in their perception,
there were no caring adults with whom they could talk. One school has
decided to make that perception go away through making sure that every
student is connected with a caring adult. The results have been amazing.
If you or your school is up to the challenge of stopping the violence
through positive connections, read the article at http://www.keystosaferschools.com/connections.htm
Violence in the News
A recent news
account from a state that we will not mention reported that violent
crimes in schools is on the rise. In another news source from the same
state a school superintendent reported to the school board that violent
incidents were down. How can this be? Has our attempt at monitoring
schools made them less likely to report incidents that will count
against them? Have many school Report Cards found its way
to the front page of their local newspaper?
state, still not identified here, a reporter compared state prisons to
public schools and discovered that they are spending several times the
money per prisoner that they are spending on students. The question
offered was: If we spent more on the students, would we have fewer
year started off with a shooting on the first day and has gone down hill
ever since. Many schools and communities are not reporting every
incident of violence for a variety of reason. To see a collective list
of some 20+ events of violence in and around our schools since August 2003, go to this link: http://www.keystosaferschools.com/violence03.htm
Do Bullies do what they do?
"This is just the way I am !" "My dad was like this, my
brothers are like this and I will be like this too." These are common
statements from those who bully. But is bullying genetic? Do they simply
have no biological choice but to bully? NO! Bullying is a learned
behavior. Most often bullies learn from being bullied and they are responding to
others in the only way they know. So punishment alone will not stop bullying
because it provides not alternative behavior.
Bullying Stops When
Respect Begins seeks to provide bullies with another way of seeing
things and an alternate set of behaviors that are more socially
acceptable. It also provides guidelines for victims, bullies,
parents of bullies
and victims and the school.
To learn more about this program, go to:
|4. Tools of Terrorism
Keys To Safer Schools.com
has developed a guide and a
training program to provide schools with
measures that can be implemented within budget and community
restraints. To learn more about the risk our schools face as
Soft-Targets click here.
Salmonella is a
naturally occurring bacteria within eggs and poultry. With refrigeration
and proper cooking it is kept in control - below toxic levels. However, it
can be grown with almost no technical knowledge or equipment into toxic
levels. A small group of radical extremists used salmonella to inject
over 700 people in a single town in the United States by contaminating
salad bar restaurants. Does your school have an open salad bar? Do your
food service personnel sanitize before preparation or after
What would your school do
if confronted with a terrorist attack using bio/chemical weapons?
To participate in a
Distance Learning Opportunity on this vital issue, contact
your Distance Learning Center to register for a live, interactive
training to be presented on November 14, 2003. For more
information email Keys or go to:
or in Cabot, AR on November 20, 2003 you may attend, for
more info about this training click here:
5. Learn how
to become a PDS Trainer
(18 mile from Rocky Mount, NC) on November 6-7, 2003. This is an opportunity for
you to be Certified or have someone from your school Certified as a
Trainer in this most unique program for identifying students who are in
need of help and which provides training on determining what help they
need most. Your entire staff can then be trained in-house to know what
the Early & Imminent Warning signs are and to whom they should
report if they observe any of them. If you or your school already use
this program, this training will serve as your 2-year refresher and
Certify you to conduct the refresher/renewal training for all other
Risk Assessment Team members in your school. This is a
tremendous cost savings over having to send staff members for renewals.
Make plans now before these classes fills up.
will be holding yet another Train-the-Trainer in Assessing
the Potentially Dangerous Student (PDS) in
You Have the Power!
You are responsible for
others can push your buttons and there are ways to remove your buttons
from their reach.
Take a sticky note and write what really upsets you. Place the
sticky note on your shoulder where others can easily push it. Now,
for the hard part. Find ways to pull that sticky note off your
shoulder and put it in your pocket where others can not push it any more.
Ways to remove the button are:
See it as a game..."I'm
not going to let others find my button!"
See others pushing your buttons as a way
to control you:
Decide to not let them.
Change the way you see things:
(I know this is a hard one...but it works!)
times others are not meaning to push our buttons but because we have been
hurt by someone in the past we believe everyone wants to push our button.
We need to get some help resolving our past by talking to a
counselor for help.
purpose is this: If you allow
others to push your buttons...then they CONTROL YOU!
|7. New Products:
Interactive Library CD Roms
Keys is pleased to announce a full
partnership with Interactive Library Series. The initial offering
includes both personal and school use products. These CD's will
automatically start playing on your computer once they are inserted. The
user will then be offered a variety of selections from a high quality
graphic menu. Depending on the topic and the user's selection, a video
scenario or instructions will unfold in DVD quality video. By working
through one of these programs, students will learn techniques and new
ideas for staying safe and being successful. Topics include Bullying,
Sex, ADHD, Violence against Women, Recruiting and other relevant topics.
New projects are in the works now so keep watching. At just
$39.95 the CD and Workbook on ADHD will be a
valuable addition to any library of resource material. To learn more or
to order, go to: http://www.keystosaferschools.com/MaterialsOrderingPg6.htm#ADHD
FREE Handout (pdf) on Breaking up Fights]|
It took you 5-8 years or more
of education and experience to get where you are today. During that
time, how many classes did you take on how to break up a fight between
students without being sued or becoming a victim yourself? If your
answer is like most, it is none. Keys has a program that goes beyond how
the break up a fight and includes how to prevent one from happening.
This dynamic training will help anyone involved in schools or other
youth organizations to have a more peaceful environment. To learn more
about this program, go to: http://www.keystosaferschools.com/Anger%20Management%20[discussion].htm
|9. Tip of the Month for
Understanding Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
(the "H" standing for Hyperactivity)
the disorder ADD in children does not present itself with the
hyperactivity component. This may be seen as less disruptive in
the classroom and their behaviors not necessarily as annoying or
noticeable to the teacher. However, it can be very problematic to
students, causing significant underachieving in the classroom and these
students may experience low self-esteem as well.
Easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
listening and following directions
* Problems concentrating
and attending to tasks
Difficulty focusing and sustaining attention
Inconsistent performance in school work
Tunes out - may appear to be day dreaming
* Disorganized: losing belongings, area in
Poor study skills * Struggles with
(parents & teachers)
flexibility, willingness and commitment * Teacher training
about ADD & ADHD
Close communication between school & home * Provide
clear expectations and structure
* Using an
interactive & engaging teaching style * Teamwork by all
Having trouble and need some help - Contact Keys Experts
for advice or click here for a
One-liner of the Month:
In the game of life, heredity deals the hand, and |
society makes the rules;
but you can still play your own cards."
Peter's AlmanacSend us
your favorite one-liner today and look for it in future
11. Tip of
the Month for Teachers: Month
3 - Methods for decreasing and/or eliminating severe
"How do I stop
the behaviors that Johnny is exhibiting over and over in
class?" We will take this topic
and do a mini-series on it for a six month period. This is month
of the series. You may refer to
past E-News' to learn about Extinction & Time-out. If you need help faster,
there are two trainings that help in this area; Behavioral Modification Planning and Alternative Learning Environment a Level System (this
training comes with forms, polices, a complete Level System so you can hit
the ground running and more...).
Recap: There are 6
basic ways to decrease or eliminate severe behaviors. They are
(3) Satiation, (4) Punishment, (5)
Reinforcement of incompatible behaviors, and (6)
Desensitization. Let's briefly deal with
Satiation - It is the decreasing or elimination of an unacceptable
behavior as a result of continued and increased reinforcement of the
behavior. Satiation is a more common occurrence than is generally
realized. Because it is so common, we are frequently unaware of its
effect on our behavior.
Stephen continually would get in trouble for wasting his time at
the pencil sharper and not doing his assignments. His teachers
tried reprimanding, lose of privileges, sending his work home,
teacher-parent conferences. The teacher was asked to start a satiation
experiment. The parent provided 200 pre-sharpened pencils to the
teacher. The teacher would give the student a sharpened pencil every
15 minutes. There was a dramatic decreasing in the unwanted
behavior and an increasing in the desired behavior that being working on his
assignment. As the days and weeks went by the student had a need for
fewer and fewer pencils.
strategy will work in other areas. Give it a try.
Having trouble and need some help - Contact Keys Experts
12. Training Opportunities
Mark these on your calendar and register today or call or
email to set up a training at your school or in your
AR: - Bullying Stops when Respect Begins (train-the-trainer),
October 21-22, 2003
NC - PDS: NC Dept of Public Inst &
Rocky Mount Prep Sc (train-the-trainer), November 6-7,
Indiana - Schools, Terrorism and Homeland Security- Distance
Learning, November 14, 2003
AR - Schools, Terrorism and Homeland Security, November
more... check our Calendar of
a training for you School or Community--email
or call (800)504-7355
13. Homeland Security Site of the
Keys To Safer
Schools.com was selected by the Homeland Security Newsletter as
of the Week for the week of July 4, 2003. With over
1000 pages of information, our website continues to grow to meet the
needs of today's schools, students, staff, administration and parents.
Your searching, reading and recommending our website have led to this
honor and we wish to express our thanks for the many kind words of
praise that our readers have said of us. We pledge to continue to strive
to meet your needs and offer only the best of practical
|14. What Others Say About
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words said about us by those of you who have attended one of our
training's or received another service from us. Those who are
considering one of our services might find it helpful to review some of
these comments. Please feel free to contact any of them that you
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|15. Co-sponsor a Training
Would you like to have a training event in your school
or local area but fear that you do not have the participation or budget
to do so? Keys has a program just for you! Co-sponsor an open
training event by arranging a meeting place, supplying some equipment
for the presentation and assisting us in getting the word out about the
event in your area. Keys will do their part. The Co-sponsor will
receive two training slots FREE!! It is a Win - Win
If anyone has questions or desires more information about this training
opportunity contact us (800)504-7355.
16. Keys Can Now Accept Your Check
When ordering training, materials or the testers below,
you can write a check on-line as simply as writing one at your local
grocery store. Look for the "pay by check" option button
and follow the instructions. It is easy, it is secure and it is
available now. Some of the latest innovations in drug testing are
available through Keys and our new check option. Check out the
ones listed below.
Or for information or to place
an order, go to: http://keystosaferschools.com/MaterialsOrderingPg3.htm
Contact us today at (800) 504-7355 or email us at the address below to
set up your account for using Purchase Orders.
|17. Contact Information....|
Keys To Safer Schools.com website is at
Contact: Mike Nelson or Frank
Green at keys@KeysToSaferSchools.com or
call local (501)847-2596, "toll free" (800)504-7355.
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