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Five Ways to Manage Disrespect from Students Today

42shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn During the 2017-2018 school year, more educators asked me for ideas about managing disrespectful students than any year in my memory. One teacher told me a student in her class was slouching and drifting off to sleep. She walked over to him and requested he sit up straight and…

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Let’s Make Common Sense Common Again

32shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Sometimes, I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry when I read some news stories today. Our world is more educated, more sophisticated, more modernized and more industrialized than ever before—but in our race to make progress, we often leave one important quality behind: common sense. Webster defines common…

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How to Overcome Job Shaming

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I’m not sure if you caught it, but actor Geoffrey Owens recently appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” after an incident that took place in New York. You might remember Owens as the actor known for his comedic role as Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show, between 1985 and 1992. But recently,…

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A Good Change Between Millennials and Generation Z

6shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I probably don’t need to tell you—the kids who make up Generation Z are not merely a continuation of the Millennial Generation. The times are different; culture has shifted and more realities are uncertain than ever before. Let me illustrate some of the shifts that have happened from one…

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The One Soft Skill That Can Make or Break a Person    

19shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn A new survey was taken among both educators and parents—which revealed that each has different perspectives when it comes to our kids. We gain a fresh perspective when we see life from the classroom as well as the family room. Both teachers and parents, however, agree on one thing…

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Four Ordinary Traits of Extraordinary Leaders

16shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn During my doctoral studies in leadership development, one question framed more conversations than almost any other: do great leaders form in any age and under any circumstance—or do contrary circumstances actually “summon” leaders to step forward?  For example, would we have ever heard of attorney Abraham Lincoln had we…

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My Commitment: To Make Myself Useful to Generation Z

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently spoke to a university student who candidly told me what he was up to. As he shared his political views, his plans for a career, his spiritual beliefs and his fluid gender identification—I immediately smiled, as I knew it was a departure from his parents’ worldview. When I…

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