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Three Ingredients to Help Students Navigate Choices

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn A growing number of schools and families today believe offering students choices can increase their sense of “ownership” in their learning. I am among them. I’ve seen students come alive when their teacher provides them options for their next project, paper, or capstone assignment. As choices increase, we believe…

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Athletes & Mental Health: Two Changes We Need to Make

10shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn You may remember Tyler Hilinski, the Washington State University quarterback who took his own life last January. His football team took a knee as they launched a new season this year—visually acknowledging their fallen teammate, and further shining a spotlight on a significant and growing issue for student athletes:…

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Four Workplace Rules Gen Z Team Members Should Learn

22shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This past month, I found myself speaking at events to business managers, university executives and athletic directors about “generational diversity.” Today, we not only experience ethnic diversity and gender diversity in the workplace, but a diversity of generations attempting to work together, including Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and…

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Anxiety: One Solution to Get Out of this Mess

26shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Everywhere I go, I meet adults (most of them parents) who are afraid for our kids today. We are afraid of what can happen on social media, school shootings, drug abuse, cyber-bullying, terrorism, phone addictions, you name it. Since I see this in every state, I decided to dig…

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What You Can Do to Enable Kids to Grow Up

4shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn After a lively debate with a student group about the essence of healthy leadership, one student approached me with an indifferent attitude toward preparing to be a leader. When the subject came up of how slowly kids are maturing today, this male student said to me: “What’s the big…

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Positive Discipline: Three Practical Strategies Parents Can Use

16shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I’m hearing more and more stories lately of teenagers filing lawsuits against parents. It’s quite disconcerting to me. In the wake of decades of expanding children’s rights, kids are now using terms with adults like: You can’t do that to me. I have rights to my privacy. This is…

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How to Decrease Entitlement: Combine Rights and Responsibilities

13shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn About a month ago, we posted an article on this blog page about how empowered today’s students are—possessing the ability to post content without the need to go through any authorities; to learn information without the need of an accompanying teacher or parent. You get the idea. One insightful…

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Four Parenting Strategies for Leading Generation Z

19shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently listened to a school administrator speak to parents, before I walked on stage to do a presentation to those same parents on the most common mistakes we make as we lead our kids today. That administrator attempted to encourage parents by saying: No student will be permitted…

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Five Ways to Manage Disrespect from Students Today

56shares 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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