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What the GameStop Market Surge Teaches Us About Generation Z & Millennials

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore For years, younger generations have been the brunt of jokes by older generations who felt they were immature, lazy slackers who moved back home after college. A Twitter hashtag called, #HowToConfuseAMillennial even went viral, as social media posts often do. Some samples are: Show them a…

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If It Weren’t 2020

18shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore The year started well, with our work and our money Our weather was warming, and our spring became sunny. Our life was quite normal, and resources were plenty. And it might have continued…if it weren’t 2020. As the spring unfolded, we got new direction, We were…

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Six Warning Signs Your Students Are Struggling with the Pandemic

13shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore I wonder if adults fully comprehend what’s going on inside the minds of kids today. Mental health issues were already mounting among those in Generation Z, but the Pandemic has taken its toll and left them in worse mental and emotional health than ever. In Japan,…

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Four Secrets to Virtually Approach Social and Emotional Learning

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore Have you ever heard of BeauTubers? This is a term describing beauty-YouTubers. A beauty YouTuber, commonly referred to as a beauty vlogger, beauty guru, beauty influencer, or Beautuber, is a person who creates and posts videos to YouTube about cosmetics, fashion, hair-styling, nail art, and other…

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The Importance of Developing Emotionally Intelligent Schools and Homes

9shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I was stunned to hear what had happened at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette, California. Seventh-grader Merek Mastrov, who is 12 years old, missed a total of 90 minutes of Zoom classroom time. What step did the school take in response?  Merek’s dad got a letter saying his son…

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How to Prepare Gen Z for the ‘New Normal’ After the Pandemic

10shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn When I was a young kid, seat belts were introduced to automobiles. I remember in 1968 when the federal government made them mandatory. At first, they were only lap belts with no strap across the chest. People claimed they hindered movement and wrinkled their clothes. It was a strange…

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Five Ingredients to Help Students Recover Following a Pandemic

16shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The population of young people, ages 16 to 24, were already facing mental health problems. Now they feel delayed by COVID-19, and it has added to their anxiety levels. This portion of Generation Z and Millennials are disadvantaged. While it sounds strong, many of them feel: Postponed Pushed aside…

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