All posts by Robert Jones

Civics; Inspiring Youth to Lay Claim to Their Citizenship

Wait a minute!  Did you just yawn and shift in your seat at the very sight of the word civics?  Memories of boring classes and dry material come back to us.  I remember a fear of

Youth in Crisis; Providing Support for LGBTQ Youth

“If everyone knew and understood the difficulties and consequences for the lack of sexual health education for youth, and if they understood what it is like to be discriminated against, stripped of their rights, or

Empowering Students to Address Anti-Semitism

Social media is emboldening people to cross the line on what they are willing to say to provoke and to incite. Bob Jones reflects on the crisis and how we can reach young people.

Tuning Down Greed: A Model for Us and Our Kids

The thing about greed is that we swim with it all the time and we seem to be unprepared to deal with the consequences of kissing it on the nose.

A Poisoned Well; Turning Back the Tide of Prejudice

by Robert Kenneth Jones I was aware of prejudice when I was growing up in Danville, Illinois during the 1950’s.  Not that Danville was dissimilar to anywhere else nor that the decade of McCarthyism was

Why Honor Matters; Revitalizing an ancient virtue in today’s classroom

While the idea of honor may seem outdated, Robert Kenneth Jones makes a convincing case why it’s still critical to modern society. Properly channeled, honor encourages virtues like courage, integrity, and solidarity, and gives a sense

Honesty and Truth; Not Out-of-Date or Old Fashioned

We must risk being vulnerable enough to admit our mistakes and own our deceptions. Handling the truth is much easier in the long run than trying to handle a lie.

The Opioid Epidemic; New Trends and Innovative Solutions

Opioid use among adolescents and young adults continue to rise. For police officers in middle schools and high schools, this is one more life-threatening crisis that must be managed. The good news is that there have

Hope, Patience, and Love; Three Virtues of Happiness

Columnist Robert Kenneth Jones reflects on three timeless virtues essential to all those who work with youth. It doesn’t take careful observation to realize that there is way too much worry, too much hurry and

Shining the Light on Monsters

The work required in exposing monsters involves a great deal of insight, courage, and strength. They don’t want the light to invade their darknesses.

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