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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

For Teachers Especially

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

For Teachers Especially

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

Guest Posts

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


Dealing with Bullies

Bullies are a hindrance to education and happy academic and social lives. They can hurt others emotionally, socially, physically, and, indirectly, academically. (They are also probably hurting themselves – if they choose to deal with their own problems by hurting others, they are not addressing their own insecurities or solving the problems they are facing). 1,044 more words

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Failure - It's Good for You

“The real question is whether you dare to do the things that are necessary in order to be great.  Are you willing to be different, and are you willing to be wrong?   996 more words

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