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Teaching Respect

Popular culture reflects society’s values (Lipsitz, 1990). So, what is our popular culture telling us about ourselves? When our children watch movies, what are they learning? 1,108 more words

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Two Types of Character - Moral and Work Ethic

Paul Tough explains it in his book How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character as “two categories: programs that develop ‘moral character,’ which embodies ethical values like fairness, generosity, and integrity; and those that address ‘performance character,’ which includes values like effort, diligence, and perseverance” (2012, 78). 53 more words

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Scared to Ask for Help

Exercise #3 in the Motivating the Unmotivated training series. 

Fear of Admitting You Actually Do Not Know It All

Sometimes we do not raise our hand in class and ask the teacher a clarifying question because we are afraid that everyone else already knows the answer and… 628 more words

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How Do You Motivate an Umotivated Learner?

A mother recently asked me, But how do you get your kid to care about school as much as you do?

As I thought about how to write this post, I was intimidated. 1,538 more words

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How to talk with kids about 'sticky' things

If you’re a parent, you’ve been there. Minding your own business, and out of nowhere one of the kids comes up and asks a ‘sticky’ question. 1,238 more words

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Guest Post: Courtney Summers for the "All the Rage" Blog Tour and REVIEW

If you know me, then you know how much I admire Courtney Summers and her exceptional writing for teens. Her latest book, All the Rage… 1,457 more words

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How to Answer the Dreaded Question: "What is Sex?"

Mom, what is sex? It’s the question that makes parents queasy. They hope it is never asked. Maybe their children will just figure out the answer. 723 more words