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How Generation Z is Changing the World of Dating

12shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Have you noticed? High school and college students from Generation Z are approaching “dating”…uh…differently. I just spoke to Sophia, a sophomore in high school. The last time she and I talked she was dating a guy named Conner. In our recent conversation I asked if they were still dating…

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Getting the Most Out of Advisement Period

3shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Thousands of middle and high schools in the U.S. have changed “homeroom” to a block of time called, “Advisement Period.” It’s usually a period anywhere from 25-40 minutes at the start of a day that students can focus on non-academic topics. Or, they can simply waste time. Too often,…

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Three Steps to Help a Student with a Learning Disability

2shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Today’s blog is from Nautrie Jones, a contributing writer for the Growing Leaders Blog. Nautrie is the Director of Teacher Leadership Development at Teach For America where she manages coaches, develops strategy, and designs trainings focused on content, pedagogy, classroom management, racial identity development, culturally responsive teaching, and adaptive…

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The Dark Side of a College Student’s Brain

9shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I know. That’s quite an audacious headline for a blog article, isn’t it? In fact, you may suspect the content would be rated NC17 or X, assuming I’m talking about students’ preoccupation with parties, sex and drinking. But I’m not talking about those topics. I am talking about what’s…

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“In Other Words” – Why is Teaching with Images so Effective? (Part 1)

26shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Over a period of five days, I plan to blog about the research and history behind the idea of teaching with pictures. It’s actually quite fascinating, and sets up our release of three Habitudes® resources this month. Yesterday, we took a brief look at history and how cultures engaged…

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Seven Emotions That Follow a Sense of Entitlement

35shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Follow @TimElmore A few short years ago, corporate executives were asked what single word best describes the recent college graduates entering their workplace. The word they selected? Entitled. Interestingly, when recent graduates were asked to guess what descriptive word these executives had chosen that begins with the letter “e,”…

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12 Must Read Leadership Books for Young Adults

30shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn As I travel and speak to college students, I’m often asked what are the best books for a young leader to read. Years ago, I created a list of “Must Reads” for established leaders, but below, I list what I consider great reads for emerging leaders—teens and twenty-somethings who…

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Seven Steps to Empower Your Students

14shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn When I learned to teach students, it was a different world. Forty years ago, I was much younger and my methods were more about one-way communication. It was all about lecture, drill, memorization and test. Today, students come from a different culture, but teachers are often still about “classroom…

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