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...

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...

January 4, 2018

Have you ever allowed your fear of failure to keep you cloaked in comfort? If you have, you are not alone. Many people are afraid of failure and as a result, they never become the person they were meant to be. They never achieve that thing that only they were put on th...

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 21, 2017

Natural intelligence is useless if not paired with hard work and dedication. To fulfill your academic potential and achieve everything you're capable of, you must put in the study hours. Like most skills, learning to study can be worked on and improved with a little ef...

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 18, 2017

One defense mechanism that people of all ages use is building up walls and in young people and children, these walls can seem impenetrable. The hardest children to communicate with are often those who have built the thickest walls to protect themselves, but realizing t...

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