May 11, 2018

When a student is particularly tough to crack, it’s important to understand that they may be putting up an emotional barrier purposely in order to protect themselves inside, and these students that may appear 'hard' could actually be using a self-defense mechanism in o...

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...

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...

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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