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How to Help Generation Z Break Free from the All-or-Nothing Mindset

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Have you noticed what’s happening around our country? Psychologists call it all-or-nothing thinking. It’s when a person assumes: My life is either awesome or it’s terrible. My job is either fantastic or it’s disgusting. I am either beautiful or I am ugly. My classmates are either smart or they’re…

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Three Ways to Know If Your Kid Is Dealing with Loneliness

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn When both of my kids were young, they had no problem expressing what they wanted or needed. My wife and I would’ve sworn they were both extroverts, as they (like millions of other Millennials) let us know if they were hungry, thirsty, in need of a toy, or desiring…

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The Six P’s of an Amazing School Culture

3shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I just finished reviewing my notes on colleges and secondary schools I’ve observed since 2005. The schools are located in Singapore, Canada, England, Germany, Egypt, India, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States. I’ve listed below the “best practices” in those schools. Obviously, a key requirement when applying best practices…

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How the Coronavirus Could Affect Generation Z

18shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Every time period in history is shaped by the significant events that occur during that season. Each generation is marked by shared experiences, music, heroes, villains, tragedies, TV shows and economies. Let’s walk down memory lane: My parents grew up during the Great Depression and brought a “waste not,…

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Five Steps to Lead Students Wisely During the Coronavirus Pandemic

25shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn What most of us assumed would go away in a matter of days in China, has become a global pandemic, according to the World Health Organization. The Coronavirus is now headline news on every major network and on social media feeds everywhere. We can’t escape it. Sarah Sparks, reporter…

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Three Ways Generation Z is Breaking from Older Generations

11shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Kids who’ve grown up in the  21st century have a different childhood and adolescent experience than previous generations, including the Millennials. Generation Z has grown up with: The Internet Smart technology Frequent mass shooting Terrorism Social media A polarized adult population Inspired by my friend, researcher, and educator, Corey…

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Five Steps to Help Students Avoid the Comparison Trap

20shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Over the last five years, I’ve heard dozens of authors and speakers talk about the “comparison trap.” I believe it’s because people are not only prone to compare themselves to each other, but social media has exacerbated the problem. The student focus groups we hosted two years ago illustrated…

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