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10 Apr 2023

Saving Student Lives One Session At a Time with Gaggle Therapy and Coaching

In the midst of the current mental health crisis, schools are struggling to provide the support their students need. Ramsey School District, located i...

By     Candy Tai
30 Mar 2023

Exploring the Definitions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML): What Are the Key Differences and Considerations?

The concept of intelligent machines has been introduced to culture largely as something to be distrusted, much like SkyNet (from the movie “The Termin...

By     Bob LoGalbo
27 Mar 2023

Our Girls, Our Kids Are Suffering.

The number of students with challenging mental health situations is increasing. It continues to be a serious crisis—particularly for teen girls.

By     Paget Hetherington
21 Mar 2023

The Key to Keeping Students Safe Online

In July of 2018 I went from a high school teacher of 15 years to a building-based administrator. The change, although pre-COVID, was at the beginning ...

02 Mar 2023

Managing a Student Mental Health Crisis in Schools

Introduction: Mental health is a major issue for students of all ages, yet most schools are unprepared to identify warning signs and respond effective...

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
14 Feb 2023

Understanding Accelerated Brain Aging and Its Impact on Mental Health

Student’s brains are physically changing. This seems like an incredible thing to say, but it’s true. In a recent study done by Biological Psychiatry: ...

By     Susan Gentz
19 Dec 2022

The Heartbreaking Suicide of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss

Last week the world was shaken by the announcement of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’ suicide. According to reports, he left his home days before and walked to...

By     Dr. Kecia Ray
12 Dec 2022

Powerful Reasons To Show Gratitude During the Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner, and during such holidays, people tend to overlook one very important aspect of the holidays.

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
23 Nov 2022

The Gifts of Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the many positive emotions we can experience as humans. To experience gratitude, one must pause to notice and appreciate things we...

By     Dr. Kecia Ray
18 Nov 2022

Proactive Protection: AI-Powered Gun Detection Technology

A 2021 report from the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) analyzed 67 disrupted plots against K-12 schools from 2006–2018....

By     Candy Tai

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