De-escalate Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere, Part II

Teaching,  I know, is an awesome and rewarding profession.  My major was secondary education and I have done some high school and college teaching.  But teaching (or training, which is what ...

DE-ESCALATE ANY STUDENT, ANY TIME, ANYWHERE, PART I, ho0

Okay.  I admit.  This is a bold claim, true. But I believe it to be attainable.  Doable.  You can deescalate or defuse anybody, even any scene, any time, if you ...

This is Part II of my post concerning our educational workplaces and the seemingly unending spate of ISIS-inspired massacres. In this post I thought I would talk a bit about ...

PRACTICING FOR LIFE OR DEATH ON AMERICA’S CAMPUS!

RESEARCH isn't really required here, but it helps.  I stay hard-wired to the proverbial Law Enforcement Loop, so I know that in the last decade we have averaged something like 355 (active) shooting incident ...

ISIS AND OUR EDUCATIONAL WORKPLACES

Friday, November 13, 2015, ISIS terrorizes Paris by almost simultaneously hitting six soft targets, slaying over 153 innocent citizens (and scores of seriously wounded, many of whom may be added to the ...

PARIS MASSACRES: ARE WE NEXT?

Before you dismiss the above question as, Wait a second, Hammer, no schools were attacked in the Paris Massacres of Friday the 13th, consider the following: Every one of the five ...

SURVIVING AN EDGED WEAPON ATTACK IN AND OUT OF THE SCHOOL

There have been a spate of edged weapon attacks in the news in the past month or so.  Attacks against police, sure, but, worse, in my mind, are attacks against ...

SAFELY SEPARATING SPARRING STUDENTS, PART II

IF YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING MY POSTS ON KSS - and, if you have been, thank you - my most recent post was on the dangers of stepping in between ...

SAFELY AND QUICKLY SEPARATING FIGHTING STUDENTS (DSM Training Has the Answer).

It was early in the school year in a nearby school district (Bethlehem, Pa.) when a rookie Special Education teacher - with the best of intentions- stepped in between two ...

Active Shooter In Your Face – A Few Thoughts

Several things.  Since an Active Shooter Event explodes - literally - in our faces in the United States about every three months, and workplace violence is becoming an all-too familiar ...