An AP article by Pat Walters reported, “A high school English teacher in suburban Philadelphia who was suspended for a blog in which she called her young charges "disengaged, lazy whiners" is driving a debate by daring to ask: Why are today's students unmotivated — and what's wrong with calling them out? As she fights to keep her job at Central

The world has witnessed a revolution in Egypt. President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down and turned his authority over to the Egyptian army. Egyptians now hope for a fair and just election to determine their next president. In the midst of the protests in Tahrir Square, some stories never made it on CNN news. Many of them will restore your faith

These two elements always go together. If we don’t engage students, we have little hope they’ll succeed in our schools, our teams or even our homes. If we don’t know how to pass on values to live by -- we can’t expect these kids to do anything but wander when they become adults. We must engage students with the issues that

Last year I had an invigorating day with faculty at a university near Dallas. During our time together, we discussed two themes that preoccupy school administrators as much as any: 1. Student Engagement 2. Student Success In our morning session, one instructor shared a note he’d recently received from a student. The young man had decided to drop out of school. Here’s what

I recently spoke with our Growing Leaders Director in Cairo, Egypt. Nader is an excellent young leader wise beyond his years. As you can imagine, our conversation migrated quickly to the revolution taking place in Tahrir Square. I was reminded of something important in our conversation. Revolutions will never be the same again. In the past, when people wanted their king

What’s happening in Cairo today -- I predicted three years ago. If things don’t change, Egypt will be the first of many countries who experience turmoil. Allow me to summarize the Egypt conflict: - The population is 80 million. - 60% of population is below age of 30. - There is 90% unemployment within that age group. This equation is always a recipe for disaster:

Yep. You read it right. “Tiger Moms” is the term for a whole new brand of parenting in America. Or should I say, a brand that hasn’t been seen in a long time. Yesterday, I blogged about this style and posed the question: Is there something to this? In a day, where we worship self-esteem in our kids, where we give

I assume you’ve been watching the news lately. David Kirkpatrick, reporting in the New York Times from Cairo wrote, “Last Thursday, a small group of Internet-savvy young political organizers gathered in the Cairo home of an associate of Mohamed ElBaradei, the diplomat and Nobel laureate. They had come to plot a day of street protests calling for the ouster of President