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Survey Results: Today’s Students Are Skipping College

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I’ll never forget reading the statistic, “90 percent of millennials who graduate from high school attend college within eight years.” That was the highest number on record and would have tilted the workforce in both positive and negative ways. (Very good to have so many college-educated professionals. Not so…

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Becoming a “Free Range Leader” for Generation Z

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Over the last 18 months, I’ve been collecting stories from “heroes” in the world of student work, athletics and education. These are people who stand out among their peers; they make moves that not only engage Generation Z students but equip them with skills they will need as they…

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Three Ways to Evaluate Students Without Using Grades

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Jillian is a rising junior who is obsessed with her academic scores. When I spoke to her, she admits to losing sleep over them, being preoccupied with keeping up with fellow students and even enduring an anxiety disorder because of them. Even though Jillian wants good grades, they hold…

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What We Can Learn from the Perry Preschool Project

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Recently, I wrote about James Heckman who evaluated the GED Program results after five decades and recorded his findings. Heckman is an economist and a 2000 Nobel Peace Prize Winner from the University of Chicago. He noticed that even young adults who earned their GED (General Education Development) were…

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The Hidden Advantages of Staying in School

1shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn In 1942, the G.E.D. program was launched to enable World War II veterans return home after serving in the military to complete their high school education. By 1947, the state of New York allowed civilians to enroll to get their General Education Development (GED) and earn a high school…

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Five Tips to Increase Attention Spans in Young Adults

16shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn When I recently asked a teacher if her students read very much, she asked if I could explain what I meant.  Hmmm. I felt like it was a fairly straightforward question. So, I proceeded to repeat my words. She later explained the reason she asked her question is that…

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One Decision We Can’t Afford to Make with Our Kids

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn We all remember the story. It was Valentine’s Day in 2018. The tragic and awful school shooting that happened last year in Parkland, Florida. In all, 17 people died on campus that day, including students, staff and faculty at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. One story within this unfolding…

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The Connection Between Incentive and Entitlement

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I have two friends who are sales people. Neither of them receives a base salary for their job, but both are making a good paycheck each month. They work completely off of commissions. When they make a sale, they make some money. Not only is their career going well,…

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Adversity May Just Be a Student’s Best Friend

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Last week I met someone at a student conference who inspired me. Alex is a junior in high school who has overcome several obstacles in his first sixteen years of life—an abusive, deadbeat dad who left the family; growing up in a single parent household afterward; family income that…

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