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Why Colleges Should Not Drift from Their Original Mission

3shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn In forty years of teaching and leading university students, I’ve seen the college campus evolve in a tangible way. I love some of what’s happened… but mourn other changes. Many schools that were once incubators of inquiry and critical thinking — willing to debate any and all ideas —…

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Nine Ways Student Athletes Can Best Manage Their Energy and Time

13shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This past month, I spent time with more than 650 NCAA student athletes. When I asked several of them what their number one challenge was, the overwhelming response was “time management.” I heard statements like: I just wish I had more hours in my day. It’s almost impossible to…

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The Benefits of Preparing Your Students to Think Like Leaders

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Almost everywhere I travel, I meet everyday students who are doing extraordinary things. They are teens who’ve caught a vision to do something beyond making good grades or staying out of trouble, and their communities benefit as a result. I love the students at Kennesaw Mountain High School who…

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Three Ideas to Enable Students to Build Bridges in the Internet Age

1shares 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. In your conversations with friends or in discussions online, you’ve…

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Six Strategies for Building Perseverance in Students

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently listened to an interview between two neuroscientists and a group of elderly people, all over the age of 80. In the conversation, it became clear that some of these elders were losing their short-term memories and even experiencing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. They spoke to the…

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Five Sources of Stress in Teens

14shares 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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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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The One Question You Never Want to Hear from Students

10shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Parents tell me that their kids are asking them far fewer questions than they used to ask their parents when they were growing up. There’s nothing scientific about this observation, but I tend to believe them. Why? Because kids today have a portable device. They can Google. They can…

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Why the Government is Investing in Social and Emotional Learning

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently read a report that congress passed legislation this summer for landmark spending on social and emotional learning for American students. It represents $260 million in what congress calls the Whole Child Initiative. This means our federal government believes it needs to spend money on kids beyond the…

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