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Five Ways to Manage Disrespect from Students Today

42shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn During the 2017-2018 school year, more educators asked me for ideas about managing disrespectful students than any year in my memory. One teacher told me a student in her class was slouching and drifting off to sleep. She walked over to him and requested he sit up straight and…

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A Good Change Between Millennials and Generation Z

6shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I probably don’t need to tell you—the kids who make up Generation Z are not merely a continuation of the Millennial Generation. The times are different; culture has shifted and more realities are uncertain than ever before. Let me illustrate some of the shifts that have happened from one…

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The Main Reason Kids Lack Confidence

36shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn When Brandon told me he wanted to start a YouTube channel that helped people who share the same vision get together and collaborate, I asked him, “What’s stopping you?” “I don’t have the confidence,” he acknowledged. Over the next several minutes, Brandon and four of his friends joined me…

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My Commitment: To Make Myself Useful to Generation Z

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently spoke to a university student who candidly told me what he was up to. As he shared his political views, his plans for a career, his spiritual beliefs and his fluid gender identification—I immediately smiled, as I knew it was a departure from his parents’ worldview. When I…

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Five Hints for Starting Your Career Well

4shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Some time ago, our team received a note describing an all too frequent scenario: I am a 23-year-old male, single (recently dumped), employed as a restaurant server, a former high school soccer athlete, and an intermediate violinist. I identify as an agnostic and I plan on returning to school…

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Three Traits Generation Z Possesses That We Adults Often Don’t

14shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently watched a TED Talk, featuring a young teen named Ashton Cofer. He and a team of peers decided to take on a significantly large and yet unsolved problem in America: Styrofoam waste. From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the U.S. alone produces some two…

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Four Expectations Generation Z Has of Future Employers

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The first wave of young adults from Generation Z are entering the workforce, and believe it or not, they are different from the Millennial Generation, who are a bit older than they are. Generation Z is the population who grew up during the first fifteen years of the 21st…

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