Musician Eric Ling tempers a powerful drive for success in the classroom with hard-earned empathy — transforming the lives of his students https://youtu.be/4hQXIUmd3qg Eric Ling has been teaching school in Ohio for a decade. He’s a certified … [Read more...] about Podcast #2: Eric Ling — The power of empathy
Taken from "10 Secrets To Empowering Teen Leaders," this one asks you and your teen leaders not to shirk the hard conversations This is a hard lesson, and one my students are only beginning to do well — in part because it’s at the edge of what I … [Read more...] about Secret #3: Learn how to manage hard conversations
A Conservative Mennonite background shapes Steven's teaching within the most progressive community in America https://vimeo.com/342502120 I met filmmaker Rick Skillman at an audition for The Normal Heart — Larry Kramer's "primal scream" about … [Read more...] about Five-Minute Interview 1: Steven’s Early Life
Taken from "10 Secrets To Empowering Teen Leaders," this one focuses on building self-confidence If you intend to get the best work out of your teen leader, you need to learn how to praise. Again, I turn to theatre director William Ball. … [Read more...] about Secret #2: Praise teen leaders, honestly and effusively
She is a retired history teacher who spurns the fake and the phony. To her, teaching only works when the instructor lives a life that is genuinely real https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1yDWNLzta4 Welcome to our first podcast: an interview … [Read more...] about Podcast #1: Martha Woodard — The call of authenticity
Taken from "10 Secrets To Empowering Teen Leaders," this one demands you take them seriously. Once you do that, you’ll get only their best work I’ve been reflecting lately. How does a teacher empower young people to grow into leaders? … [Read more...] about Secret #1: Take their ideas seriously.