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As teachers, we are in a very competitive battle for a child’s attention. Outside of our walls, kids are immersed in engagement at the highest levels. Phones have addicting games and apps that completely hijack a kid’s attention. Video games are designed to occupy kids for hours, if not days. Movies are produced at a […] Read More
Over the past 18 years of my teaching career, I have noticed a number of changes in children. Many of those changes have been extraordinarily positive. Kids are accomplishing more today at a higher rate than what was previously deemed possible. The digital world has changed education, but it has also changed kids. While they […] Read More
A Vicious Cycle Sometimes I feel like we are surrounded by a surplus of people pounding on their chests and complaining about all the things that are wrong in the world. They seem to be stuck in a vicious cycle. They find a problem – it can range from a small problem at their job, […] Read More
Baseline: Youth Communication Has Drastically Changed You can blame it on technology if you want. You can blame it on parenting if you want. You can blame it on schools if you want. I guess it really doesn’t matter who we blame it on. The fact is, the quality of Communication among our […] Read More
Let me set the scene: You are sitting in a large gathering with about a hundred other people. Some of the people in the crowd you know very well, but most of them are strangers. Now imagine an energetic speaker gets up in front and starts a chant and he wants you to chant along. […] Read More