5 Reasons Why Strong Instruction Affects Bully Prevention

By: Jon Konen | Feb 11, 2017

STRONG INSTRUCTION…that’s the ticket! No one will argue that having the most effective bully prevention program and strong school policies are intricate pieces to stopping bullying, but effective instruction is even more important! After listening to Principal Kafele recently, I now understand more than ever, that administrators must focus on ...
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7 Reasons Why a PBIS is Needed to Combat Bullying

By: Jon Konen | Jan 29, 2017

As an educator I read and hear about bullying incidents all the time in the newspaper, TV, listening to parents in the community, and even from other educators. We focus on the bullying behaviors that students are committing towards other students. We talk about what should be done to the ...
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6+ Steps to Addressing Bullying When It Occurs

By: Jon Konen | Jan 28, 2017

Many of us know how it feels when someone repeatedly harasses or intimidates us from our days of being in school. In fact, we still may be in a work environment or live in an area where this happens to us as adults. Nothing infuriates us more than dealing or ...
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6 Components to Combating Bullying in Your School

By: Jon Konen | Jan 28, 2017

As of last year, all states have a law on the books to stop bullying. Many state laws now require school districts to have a program. Simply purchasing a bully prevention program won’t stop bullying. Many parents, community members, educators, and even legislators see many of these issues as black ...
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5 Reasons Why We Need to Define Bully Behavior and Stop Generalizing Events as “Bullying”

By: Jon Konen | Jan 28, 2017

As soon as an incident makes the media and the term “bully” is used, people get enraged. Rightly so, they have a reason to be upset. Feelings of past bully situations from High School or Junior High start to populate people’s minds. Anger and resentment start to set in. Then ...
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5 Reasons Why Daily 5 Is the Best Reading Structure out There

By: Jon Konen | Dec 3, 2016

A solid learning structure will stand the test of time, legislation, and even other unfunded mandates. I believe a learning structure such as Daily 5 is more powerful than any scientifically based reading research program. What started during the No Child Left Behind era, and the push for curriculum taught ...
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KARMA: 4 Lessons Learned from ISS/OSS

By: Jon Konen | Dec 3, 2016

After garnering a job as a teacher, I was walking through the hallways of my alma maters.  There were still teachers working whom I had when I was a student. I respected those teachers, but in reflection, I sure was a handful while in school. In fact, I was suspended ...
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8 Questions for Proactive Reflection

By: Jon Konen | Nov 19, 2016

How often as educators do we reflect? I mean truly sit down and reflect on the decisions we have made for the day, the week, or for the past year. As our lives get busier, it seems we get into a “reactive” state. We only have time to react to ...
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13 Manners My Mom Taught Me That Affect Behavior

By: Jon Konen | Nov 19, 2016

My mom, Pat Konen, helped me to understand that manners are essential. Being a classroom teacher for over 30 years (Kindergarten, second grade, fourth grade, and a traveling science teacher) she understood that weaving manners into her instruction supported her classroom management and even more importantly, she understood it was ...
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