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Changing the Way We Communicate with Generation Z

14shares 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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Four Things You Should Watch to Better Understand Generation Z

4shares 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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10 Visible Signs of Stress in Students—and How to Spot Them

19shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I listened in on a conversation between young women recently. The girls were from various high schools and colleges, and they were talking about surviving school. I was struck by how much they used the term stressed out. It was the most frequently verbalized term in their discussion. Today,…

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Five Sources of Stress in Teens

13shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Chad lives with his grandparents whose income is so low they live well below the poverty line in his school district. Because the school is understaffed and has only one counselor, Chad is consistently living in distress, possessing no coping skills. Sara is bullied and sexually harassed as a…

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It’s Finally Here: Generation Z Unfiltered

1shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Do you know the students in front of you each day? I know you think you do because you know their names, their families, and how well they’re doing in your class or in sports. But this generation is more private, more anxious, more restless, more tech-friendly, more entrepreneurial,…

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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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Three Ways to Help Students Choose the Right Major

12shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn If you asked the average high school student from Generation Z about their plans after graduation, they’d likely say: I plan to go to college, then start my own company. However, if you could fast forward to see what actually happens, it’ll likely be: I changed my major a…

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It’s Time to Evaluate Your Parenting Style

15shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently had the privilege of meeting with parents and grandparents to discuss parenting styles across the country and through the years. As you might imagine, we laughed a lot at how times have changed—and how parenting methods and priorities have shifted as well. We had four generations represented…

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Survey Results: Today’s Students Are Skipping College

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I’ll never forget reading the statistic, “90 percent of millennials who graduate from high school attend college within eight years.” That was the highest number on record and would have tilted the workforce in both positive and negative ways. (Very good to have so many college-educated professionals. Not so…

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