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Why Colleges Should Not Drift from Their Original Mission

3shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn In forty years of teaching and leading university students, I’ve seen the college campus evolve in a tangible way. I love some of what’s happened… but mourn other changes. Many schools that were once incubators of inquiry and critical thinking — willing to debate any and all ideas —…

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Three Priorities of the 2020 Principal of the Year

2shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Last month, one of the administrators we work with and admire was named the 2020 National Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Her name is Kerensa Wing. She has served as principal of Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County for the last…

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Changing the Way We Communicate with Generation Z

16shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Did you know that public educators are quitting their jobs at a faster rate than some schools can replace them? As of last year, “public education employees are leaving their jobs faster than ever recorded,” reports government data reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. “Teachers, janitors and other education professionals departed their…

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Three Ingredients That Influence Students to Take Action

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Any parent, teacher, or coach has experienced the frustration of attempting to motivate an unmotivated student to act. Don’t forget to apply for that scholarship. Please pick up your clothes in your room. Have you interviewed for any jobs this summer? When are you going to write that paper?…

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Four Things You Should Watch to Better Understand Generation Z

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Today’s blog is from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker and the Vice President of Content for Growing Leaders. He is also the co-author of Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population. When I’m on the road and in conversations with…

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The State of Today’s Students Around the World

3shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Three years ago, our organization, Growing Leaders, hosted focus groups of international leaders called Global Voices Gatherings. More than 30 leaders of youth organizations and educational institutions from 10 countries (including Singapore, Great Britain, Brazil, Ethiopia, Mexico, Canada, Egypt, South Africa, Italy, and the United States) joined us in…

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The Truth and Myths About Student Learning Styles

4shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Judy Furlich has taught high school students for 18 years. She still considers herself a “young educator” even though she’s older than the millennials. She told me for the first decade of her teaching career, she felt connected to her students. She was able to engage them in classroom…

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How to Keep Rewards from Backfiring with Students

11shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Fourteen thousand students in California were surveyed recently. Each of their schools had given out awards to students for school attendance. The goal, of course, was to highlight the importance of showing up every day. What researchers discovered, in retrospect, was enlightening. Many of the students who received the…

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The One Question You Never Want to Hear from Students

10shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Parents tell me that their kids are asking them far fewer questions than they used to ask their parents when they were growing up. There’s nothing scientific about this observation, but I tend to believe them. Why? Because kids today have a portable device. They can Google. They can…

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