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Quality Time or Quantity Time with Your Kids?

14shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Earlier this month, the ABC network aired a special called “ScreenTime” hosted by Diane Sawyer. For six months, Sawyer and her team toured the U.S. talking to doctors, families, teachers and tech insiders in pursuit of answers to questions about how our smart phones are affecting us.  What they…

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When Is it Right For a Teacher to Lecture?

2shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I have two distinct memories in my childhood of being “lectured” by an adult. The first was my girlfriend’s mother, after I disobeyed her curfew as a teen. I knew better, but I tested the boundaries by returning her daughter after our date 10 minutes after the curfew. I…

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What We Can Learn About Leading Students from Instagram

9shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Angela is in the sixth grade. Her parents have chosen to not purchase a smart phone for her yet, because they see the anxiety social media platforms cause Angela’s peers. When my teammate Andrew McPeak asked her if she wishes she had a phone, her response was insightful.  She…

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Five Ingredients to Build a Culture of Ownership on Your Campus

11shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn When Akbar Cook took over Westside High School in Newark, NJ, it was a mess. Students were divided into cliques that never interacted; teachers did their work in silos; and an attitude of distrust prevailed on the campus. Further, it was a low-income area, with 85 percent of the…

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Three Statistics that Will Change the Way You Think about Generation Z

17shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Today’s blog is from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and author for Growing Leaders. How well do you think you know Generation Z? Years ago I was speaking to a group of adults who were leading students in schools across the country. While most of them were leading…

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How Generation Z is Changing the World of Dating

13shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Have you noticed? High school and college students from Generation Z are approaching “dating”…uh…differently. I just spoke to Sophia, a sophomore in high school. The last time she and I talked she was dating a guy named Conner. In our recent conversation I asked if they were still dating…

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What Short-Term Thinking Does to Our Kids

18shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Have you read the latest updates on the largest college admissions bribery scandal in our history?  The original story was—at least 50 parents paid bribes to get their children admitted into prestigious universities, like Stanford, Yale, UCLA, Wake Forest, USC and others. It was an atrocious attempt by parents…

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