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Six Ways to Help Students Make Good Summer Decisions

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn With summer upon us, many parents are processing how their kids can best use their time. It’s a difficult balance to strike. Too often, a typical school year consists of mom rushing her kids through a drive-through, grabbing some chicken nuggets and hustling over to a practice or rehearsal.…

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Seven Steps to Help Generation Z Fight and Beat Addiction

18shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Is it just me, or have you noticed the disproportionate number of students who have addictions today? I hear Generation Z students freely acknowledge addictions to pot, vaping, sex, alcohol, and even their smart phone. The negative stigma for being an addict seems to be evaporating. Wait. I just…

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What Emotion-Reading Technology Means for Us

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn You may not believe this—but word just got out that Amazon.com Inc. is working on a smart device that can read human emotions. That’s right. This is not science fiction. In fact, the technology may be able to discern your emotional or personal needs before you do. An example…

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The Rise of Teen Burner Phones and What to Do About Them

20shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Mike and Kelly have three teenagers: Audrey, Kaley and Ben. They are a normal, American family in many ways—including arguments over cell phones. Every night, there’s some debate over inappropriate use of a portable device. In fact, one of the biggest conflicts surrounds the fact that Mike and Kelly…

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An Innovative Solution to Bad Behavior: Reverse Suspensions

11shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Parents listen up! One middle school in West Virginia just created an alternative to traditional school suspensions for students. Administrators at Huntington East Middle School introduced a new disciplinary response to bad behavior that seems to be working. You won’t believe what it is. For non-violent, non-verbally abusive behavior,…

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Five Steps to Develop Effective Communication

4shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I’ll never forget hearing Zig Ziglar speak at a conference, back in 1978. It was my freshman year of college and he quickly became my role model for memorable communication. Zig was a salesman by training, and boy could he sell an idea. He became a best-selling author of…

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When Is it Right For a Teacher to Lecture?

2shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I have two distinct memories in my childhood of being “lectured” by an adult. The first was my girlfriend’s mother, after I disobeyed her curfew as a teen. I knew better, but I tested the boundaries by returning her daughter after our date 10 minutes after the curfew. I…

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Six Steps to Help Young Team Members Manage Expectations

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn As Generation Z moves from school to career, many of them enter their first job with different expectations than those of their employers. They want to move up the organizational chart faster than their manager believes they are ready for that move. “More than 75% of Gen Z members…

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What to Do with a Distracted Generation

20shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Eleven years ago, I remember speaking to a large auditorium of university students. Social media had just arrived on the scene, so students were becoming distracted by their smart phones. As I stood to the side of the auditorium, I observed students reading magazines, staring down at their phones,…

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