December 11, 2018

"There is tremendous power in a positive greeting!"

In one of my speeches, I talk about an educator that played a huge part in helping me to turn my life around while I was serving time in prison.  Every time he saw me he would say, "Hello, what's up there Mr. Humphrey!...

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...

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...

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...

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...

July 18, 2017

As summer comes to an end, it’s time to switch gears and jump back into the daily grind of girl drama, hormone overload, fidget spinners, Axe Colonge, and all the joys that come with the classroom. The start of a new school year also brings with it the opportunity to c...

June 12, 2017

One of the more disheartening comments a parent, teacher or childcare professional is apt to hear from a child is "I can’t’ or it’s too hard." These comments often hint at insecurities or low self-esteem. There may be a myriad of reasons why a child lacks confidence;...

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