Middle School Bullying: Empower and Equip to Combat Bullying
Take Care Tuesday
by The Center for Safe Secure Schools, Division of Harris County Dept. of Education
1M ago
October is  National Bullying Prevention month.  1 of 5 students are bullied in high school but bullying rate in middle school is higher at 28% based on a CDC 2019 study.  Our guest for this episode is  Jason Brown, lead counselor at Quail Valley Middle School in Fort Bend ISD in Missouri City, Texas.  During this episode Jason leads us to through a discussion on bullying in middle school.    Jason provides a perspective on how to combat the bullying environment by providing students with more opportunities to connect,  express their creativity and imagi ..read more
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Peer Mediation: Using Student Voice to Support School Climate
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by The Center for Safe Secure Schools, Division of Harris County Dept. of Education
2M ago
We are joined by Dr. Keon Banks, teacher and sponsor of Peer Mediation at Humble High School, and two students, senior and organization president, Ronin Quintero, and junior leader Ciera Glover.  Humble High School has had a fully implemented peer mediation organization for two years, and they will discussion how to start a peer support organization on your campus, what qualities do students develop as they support their peers, and what affects their organization has had on the campus.   ..read more
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Michael Dorn: Strategic Areas of Focus in School Safety
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by The Center for Safe Secure Schools, Division of Harris County Dept. of Education
4M ago
Welcome back to part two of our 2nd anniversary podcast with international safety expert, Michael Dorn, executive director of Safe Havens International.  Michael will highlight strategic areas for school safety from implementing security solutions to increasing the fidelity in our safety response drills by testing, measuring and documenting.  He also cautions the listeners  to not become so laser focus on one aspect of school safety that we lose sight of other risks on school campuses ..read more
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Michael Dorn: The Importance of the Culture in School Safety
Take Care Tuesday
by The Center for Safe Secure Schools, Division of Harris County Dept. of Education
4M ago
Our very first podcast guest Michael Dorn, Executive Director of Safe Havens International, is back to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. He will share his passion and expertise in the national school safety arena.  This episode will highlight  the importance of always working on culture and climate when focusing on school safety.  Mr. Dorn reminds us to be very careful not to damage the school's culture in our rush to put physical safety measures in place.   ..read more
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Coach Kelvin Sampson on Building Culture and Climate
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by The Center for Safe Secure Schools, Division of Harris County Dept. of Education
5M ago
We welcome Coach Kelvin Sampson to Take Care Tuesday. A Former Houston Rockets coach and longtime college veteran Kelvin Sampson joined the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program as its head coach in April 2014. As a 33-year head coaching veteran at Houston, Indiana, Oklahoma, Washington State and Montana Tech, Sampson has compiled a 699-340 record during his career with 17 NCAA Tournament appearances. He is one of only 15 coaches in NCAA history to lead 4+ schools to the NCAA Tournament and one of only 16 coaches to lead multiple schools to the NCAA Final Four. In the classroom, numer ..read more
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Mental Health Awareness: What About the Student's Family?
Take Care Tuesday
by The Center for Safe Secure Schools, Division of Harris County Dept. of Education
7M ago
We welcome back Dr. Charles Barrett, school psychologist with Loudoun Public Schools in Northern Virginia.  Dr. Barrett continues his focus of always keeping students in the center of the safety conversation but reminding us that helping children also means to look broadly how a family system impacts the student's mental health.  The best way to help children is to help the people around them.   ..read more
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Focused for STAAR: How to Succeed on the Assessment and Avoid Common Mistakes
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by The Center for Safe Secure Schools, Division of Harris County Dept. of Education
8M ago
Learn from Mrs. DeeDe Burke, Dean of Instruction at Christa McAuliffe Middle School in Fort Bend ISD, as she discusses how to prepare mentally and physically for the STAAR test ..read more
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The Impact of Stress on Student Safety
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by The Center for Safe Secure Schools, Division of Harris County Dept. of Education
9M ago
Mrs. Laura Reyes, Principal of IMPACT Early College High School in Goose Creek Consolidated ISD (GCCISD) will share with listeners the impact that stress has on students in a school environment.  Mrs. Reyes brings over 20 years experience to the conversation that focuses recognizing stress.  She also mentions strategies that can be used to help notice, take action and reduce the occurrences ..read more
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Human Trafficking: red flags and what to do if you suspect trafficking in your community.
Take Care Tuesday
by The Center for Safe Secure Schools, Division of Harris County Dept. of Education
10M ago
This episode of Take Care Tuesday focuses on human trafficking with Mental Health Intervention Coordinator from Spring ISD, Ms. Tiffany Chaney.  Ms. Chaney will outline what human trafficking is, possible red flags to notice that could indicate someone needs support, and how a school responds to reports of possible trafficking.   If you suspect trafficking, please text 233733 or call 1-888-373-7888 for support ..read more
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School Safety Law: Educators Need to Be Aware
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by The Center for Safe Secure Schools, Division of Harris County Dept. of Education
11M ago
Our guest is Jammy Kiggundu, founding partner of the Texas based law firm, Douglass & Kiggundu, PLLC.  In this episode of Mr. Kiggundu takes the time to unpack the law and how it relates to educators keeping students safe.  He shares his legal opinions on the national cases dealing with educators and parental accountability of bullying, cyber safety and violence in our schools. He emphasizes the need for educators to be aware of their school district policies relating to keeping students safe. He has partnerships with notable organizations such as Crime Stoppers of Houston local ..read more
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