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Five Steps to Transform Student Protests into Learning Moments

I know high school and college educators who penalized students for participating in the “walkout” on March 14th. I also have teacher-friends who walked out with those students and then discussed the implications of such protests and demonstrations in a civics class. Both of these educators have reasons for their choices. Some gave suspensions or…

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When Leaders Act Like Kids, and Kids Act Like Leaders

While on a flight home from California, I watched the movie, “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri.” It’s an award-winning film about a hurting woman who takes on the local police, who’ve failed to locate the criminal who’s assaulted and murdered her daughter. In the midst of the story, viewers discover why she’s really upset…

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Four Ways to Mentor Young Entrepreneurs

Did you know that today’s teen leaders and inventors are part of a long line of young entrepreneurs throughout history? Believe it or not, many of the world’s most incredible minds started displaying their brilliance very young, coming up with television, telephones and trampolines, as well as braille, calculators, popsicles and ear muffs—all before their 20th birthdays. So, how do we mentor such…

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New Report Details the Devastating Effects Social Media Is Having on Generation Z

Today, we hear from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and author for Growing Leaders.  A study released in Jan 2018 by Barna Research Group reveals that Generation Z is more emotionally affected by the perils of social media than other generations who are also online. Utilizing a quantitative survey of 1,490 nationally representative students—ages…

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Five Action Steps to Prevent Teens from Becoming Violent

By now, we’ve all heard about and grieved over the school shooting last Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that took 17 lives. It was horrific. Once again, the pattern was similar to many past school shootings: The perpetrator was a young male. The gun was an AR-15 rifle. His parents were unable to…

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