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Six Traits That Predict High Performance in Life

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I just spoke to a mom who’s a bit melancholy right now. Her 24-year-old son has stalled. Growing up, her son made excellent grades in school and even played two sports. She and her husband both felt good about their son’s future. Surely, he was going to flourish as an…

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Seven Symptoms of Too Much Social Media Use

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn According to Common Sense Media, 50% of teens say they are addicted to their cell phone. While CSM concludes more study is needed to determine how deep the digital addiction is, teens feel the symptoms and consequences of it. It’s a growing issue in middle class America. Two-thirds of parents, 66%, feel their…

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Do Standardized Tests Really Predict Student Success?

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The one conclusion I’ve drawn about standardized testing over the last several years is clear: no one really likes it. Students feel pressure to score well to get into the college they desire most; educators feel the pressure to ensure students do well, so they can get school funding; and…

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Are We Sending Students the Wrong Message?

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reports have surfaced recently that some universities are disbanding “outdoor clubs” that have been going on for nearly a century. Why? They are too unsafe. For a century, these student-led outdoor clubs have enabled college students to get outside for hiking, biking, fishing and climbing. Today, however, all of these…

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How Adult Arguments Impact Kids and What to Do

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently witnessed a high school freshman “act out” in a gymnasium after an assembly. It was both sad and embarrassing for him. Everyone was stunned during that awkward moment and the student left absolutely humiliated. Later that day, I got the serendipitous chance to interact with him. Perhaps because…

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The Unfortunate Result of Some Graduations

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Well, ‘tis the season. Graduation is here for seniors at high schools and colleges. It’s that time when we celebrate the milestone of completing a phase of life requiring both performance and consistency—from faculty, staff and students. But what does our celebration reveal about us? We live in a day…

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How to Teach the Way Students Learn and Remember

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Years ago, I began listening to my children. I mean—really listening. As they grew up, I began noticing the language they’d use and observing what it taught me about their learning preferences. As a teacher, I began applying this to the students in my classroom and saw the same positive…

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How to Earn the Trust of Generation Z

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The latest research on young people, those 20 and younger, reveals some insights into the mindset of teenagers. One that may surprise you—while teens today love to engage with social media—they love their privacy too. Even more than you do. One of the top ten patterns spotted in the Social…

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