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When to Rescue and When to Risk with Students

10shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I know a young adult male—we’ll call him Sam—who manages depression and has anxiety attacks from time to time. As a young professional he’s attempting to cope with his reality, but over the last two years, he’s resorted to smoking pot, consuming too much alcohol and vaping. He’s gotten…

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Four Timeless Tools to Connect with Generation Z 

13shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I continue to hear from teachers nationwide that genuine conversations are becoming more difficult in their classrooms. Students seem more comfortable interacting on portable devices than they are face-to-face. The screens in our lives are negatively influencing our social interactions. In addition to technology, new research demonstrates that other…

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10 Steps to Help Recent College Graduates with Interviews

10shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Picture this scenario: Your young graduate sends out her resume to several potential employers hoping for a great job to open up. Lo and behold, three job offers end up coming her way. But which should she choose? Such a decision seems more stressful than it was in past…

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Does What We Watch Really Affect Us?

11shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I got flack from a college student when I released the first Habitudes book that included an image called, “Personal Laptop.” This principle teaches that our minds operate much like a personal laptop computer: they go with us everywhere we go and record the content we put in them.…

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The Negative Impact of Social Media on a Teen’s Self-Esteem

19shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn While social media platforms have had a positive effect on some kids’ self-esteem, (including those who become YouTube famous), it has had a negative effect on the majority of them. Sooner or later, each young person observes posts that: Make them feel worse about themselves. (Cyber-bullying) Cause them to…

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What Emotion-Reading Technology Means for Us

10shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn You may not believe this—but word just got out that Amazon.com Inc. is working on a smart device that can read human emotions. That’s right. This is not science fiction. In fact, the technology may be able to discern your emotional or personal needs before you do. An example…

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How to Teach for Meaning Not Memorization

17shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn A few years ago, I spoke to a large audience of high school faculty in Kansas. During a question and answer period, one freshman algebra teacher raised his hand to ask, “How should I respond when a student asks me if he’ll ever use this subject after graduation, and…

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Five Steps to Develop Effective Communication

4shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I’ll never forget hearing Zig Ziglar speak at a conference, back in 1978. It was my freshman year of college and he quickly became my role model for memorable communication. Zig was a salesman by training, and boy could he sell an idea. He became a best-selling author of…

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