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.
One of the hardest lessons I had to learn as a teacher is this: perception is everything This blog continues “‘Dead Poets Society’: 10 rules to follow in order to achieve long-term success (Pt. 2).” I DON'T KNOW what caused me to speak so … [Read more...] about ‘Dead Poets Society’: 10 rules NOT to follow if you wish to survive teaching (Pt. 3)
IT’S HARD TO admit you’re wrong. It’s especially difficult when the person criticizing you — someone you’re sure knows far less than you — doesn’t merit your respect. Like an annoying high school student. Yet some of my most powerful lessons … [Read more...] about Bethany & Sharon: When a student schools the Master
I'M IN THE middle of the Pennsylvania countryside, not far from Lancaster. It’s July, and fields of bright green corn line the winding roads. My grandfather has finally died at the age of 96, and I’m driving to his funeral to honor him. I’m … [Read more...] about Alice Aspen March: The right kind of attention
I FIRST MET Walt Walker when I was a junior at Malone College in Canton, Ohio. I was studying to be a teacher, and the requirements for an Ohio Teaching Certificate demanded I do ten weeks of student teaching. When I checked in at the front … [Read more...] about Walt Walker: How Not to Quit Your Job