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Creating Safe Schools: A Guide for School Leaders, Teachers, Counselors, and Parents

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Students, parents, and school staff deserve a safe learning environment. Yet recent headlines of violence, bullying, and drug abuse have shown the vulnerability of schools. In this timely and important book, Franklin Schargel provides leaders, teachers, counselors, parents, and students with the necessary information to address and diminish safety problems in schools. Creating Safe Schools explores the background and data about the severity of safety issues facing schools today and also provides the strategies and tools to address them. Clearly organized according to issue, this book allows for easy reference and is packed with tools, activities, checklists, strategies, and tips. School violence takes a variety of forms so the book will deal with a number of school violence issues.

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162 Keys to School Success: Be the Best, Hire the Best, Train, Inspire and Retain the Best

Find out how to keep your best teachers on staff, and make sure your new teachers stay motivated beyond their first years on the job. In this book, leading educational consultant Franklin Schargel offers 162 easy-to-apply tips and strategies for principals and administrators looking to hire quality teachers, raise faculty job satisfaction, and hold onto their most effective staff members.

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Creating School Cultures That Embrace Learning: What Successful Leaders Do

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There are three things which will improve schools.  The first was addressed in our book, From At-Risk to Academic Excellence: What Successful Leaders Do. The second is the focus of this book, Creating School Cultures That Embrace Learning:  What Successful Leaders Do.

Some schools are hostile, some people would  say “toxic” to student learning, students, parents and staff.  We need to transform them into schools which embrace and develop supportive learning environments.
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152 Ways to Keep Students in School: Effective, Easy-to-Implement Tips for Teachers


This exciting book has been designed to provide field-tested ideas about working with at-risk students. Designed to be read and implemented quickly, these are concise snapshots of what educators can do to keep students from dropping out. You can apply these practical tips in your classroom today.
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Welcome to a new home on the interweb

ChalkboardWelcome to my new website. I’ve added a lot of information here and will continue to update these pages with information that you can use on a regular basis to help our world become a better place.

Every school day 181 school buses loaded with children leave school never to return. That is our daily school dropout rate! Read more

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