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Five Ideas to Overcome Short-Attention Spans in Students

Recently, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league is considering speeding up their basketball games. Why? They realize people’s attention spans are shorter today. He’s right. TIME magazine reports, “The average attention span for the notoriously ill-focused goldfish is nine seconds, but according to a new study from Microsoft Corp., people now generally lose concentration after…

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Three Phases that Make Learning Stick: Podcast #45

Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Dr. Britt Andreatta. Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader, author, and speaker on learning and leadership. She will also be a speaker at our upcoming National Leadership Forum 2017. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Tim Elmore: In your first book, Wired to Grow, you explore…

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Take Time to Dig into What’s Inside Students

Archaeologists working in Mosul, Iraq have unexpectedly discovered an amazing palace that was built in 600 BC, underneath the rubble of a shrine. The pristine palace is likely 2,700 years old and has resided beneath the surface of current buildings and shrines located in Mosul, according to a report in The Telegraph. The palace could shed light on…

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How to Help Teens Through Emotional Times

Let me begin this blog with a brash, even stark observation: We live in a very emotional time period. Not only are adults divided over our nation’s politics right now, expressing volatile emotions, but our kids are navigating extreme emotions at a high level. Students often find it difficult to negotiate the alarming amount of information…

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What’s the DEAL with Kids Today?

Now that we’re over a month into a new year, I felt it was appropriate to ask you a question. Are you approaching your work with students in the right frame of mind? Centuries ago, Marcus Aurelius wrote, “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not necessarily…

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