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How to Help Students Beat Stress and Welcome Pressure

11shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore       Jana Davidson teaches seventh-grade science and tenth-grade biology. Every day, she observes students entering her classroom feeling stressed out. Many of them feel overwhelmed. Anxiety has been normalized thanks to social media and a pandemic. When I asked Ms. Davidson how she helps her…

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The Inverse Relationship Between Gratitude and Entitlement

The Inverse Relationship Between Gratitude and Entitlement

20shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore     I’ll never forget the day a university professor told me a student approached him after making a poor grade on an exam. The student reasoned that because his parents paid full tuition, he deserved an “A.” Wow. Sounds like a customer, vendor transaction, doesn’t it?…

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Advice to Teachers and Parents When Guiding Teens on Instagram

9shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Tim Elmore Anyone who cares about young people should see the data just revealed on Instagram and its parent company Facebook. Millions of teenagers, mostly girls, have spiraled into symptoms of depression and despair after spending time on these platforms. The data seems to indicate the connection between depression…

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Struggling to Establish Both Relationships and Accountability with Your Students? Try Using a Social Contract.

10shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Andrew McPeak Just a few weeks ago, I stood in front of almost a hundred teachers — the faculty of a mid-size high school in North Dakota. Together, we discussed methods for connecting with and leading students, and the changes that leadership in the 21st-century classroom requires. We talked…

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Why Your Students Need a Better Emotional Vocabulary

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn By: Andrew McPeak Two years ago, Broughal Middle School in Bethlehem, PA was in a lot of trouble. As one of the state’s “lowest-performing, poorest and most diverse schools” where “92 percent of children are economically disadvantaged and 87 percent are minorities,” the community around Broughal Middle was trying to…

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