July 6, 2020

 Are you focused on the problem or the possibilities? 

~Be Ian-Spired

July 4, 2018

If someone asked you  whether or not you’ve ever been incarcerated what would you say?
According to a recent survey only 45 percent of Americans are satisfied with their  jobs.

So a whopping 55 percent of Americans are reporting to a job they are unhappy with. That 55 p...

June 1, 2018

Connecting with youth can be tough for educators, parents, tutors and youth leaders. It’s an ongoing struggle that, over time, can cause some to give up.

Remember that behind the hard front, lies a child with untapped greatness who may be just one connection away from r...

April 3, 2018

Though we are all born into different circumstances, every child has within a tiny seed of greatness. Whether that seed lies dormant or eventually blossoms depends in large part on external factors. Whether you’re a parent, educator, or a caregiver, you play an importa...

February 1, 2018

Take a look at some of the recent statistics about education around the world and it’s likely that you’ll notice one alarming trend. Today, America is far from the top in terms of education. In fact, the most recent data rates US students at 14th place in cognitive ski...

December 11, 2017

A positive adult role model can make a world of difference to today’s youth, and building healthy and meaningful relationships with students can help to provide them with just that. Like in any relationship, trust is paramount in building a healthy student to mentor re...

November 13, 2017

While part one of this article covered the ‘A’ in the formula, Asking Questions, this article moves on to the second stage, "Creating a Connection."

If you can’t form some type of connection with your students, you’ll be facing an uphill battle when you try to re-engag...

October 17, 2017

The schoolyard bully may seem like an obsolete term, but bullies are alive and well. They’re at your children’s bus stop, on the bus, in their classroom, and also on computers and smart phones. Bullying is as much a problem as it ever was; yet the arrival of cyber bull...

August 8, 2017

Part 1 of 3The A.C.T. Strategy: 

Suspension, juvenile detention centers and prison. All of these things and more are possibilities for kids these days. I know, because I’ve been there myself. Bad habits, self destructive behavior as a  teenager led to four hard years in...

May 31, 2017

A student can become disengaged for many reasons, and no matter the initial cause, helping them to become reengaged can be tricky. I believe the most effective method to turn this around is to take a more personal approach to reengaged a disengaged student, I also feel...

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