I Don’t Have Time to Die!

           A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! I don’t have time to die is a pretty arrogant statement. But think about how awesome it would be to have that much purpose in our lives, and to truly believe that even a very full and long life is not enough time to get done all the good things […]

Fly Your Butterflies In A Wedge Formation!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Have you ever had an uneasy feeling in your stomach? I know I have. As a matter of fact, I have had it a bunch of times. And I imagine since I am a human being and so are you that you probably have also had this very human experiences […]

A Little Nervous Energy is A Good Thing!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Distress, eustress, we stress. Hey, what can I say we all feel stress? And sometimes that is good, and sometimes not so good. Well, good or not, I want to stress with you that the word stress has gotten a bad rap. Wouldn’t you agree that most of us are […]

Stretch A Little Bit Out Of Your Comfort Zone!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Stretch… Stretch… A little bit further… Hold it a bit longer… Come on… Ah… Okay, relax. How do you feel now? Well, if you are like most normal people then you probably don’t love stretching, but you probably loved the feeling of having stretched. Let me explain. You see, an […]

Attract High Quality People!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog Like attracts like according to the famous book and movie called, The Secret. I do not know if this has been scientifically proven yet, but the self-help industry has a very valuable theory about how all of our thoughts have a certain vibration frequency that attracts the similar thoughts, or […]

Show Somebody Something!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog!   When asked about becoming a successful leader it usually goes back to the age old question of, “Is it nature or nurture?” I believe the answer comes down to both. In regards to nurture, Einstein believed that it was very difficult for any of us to get beyond the […]

Think About Your Thinking!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Watch this video on Metacognition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7hadX9UZ5E Our amazing brains are connected to a vast network called our nervous system. This system carries millions of impulses or neurons that are firing off all at once, and are capable of making an infinite amount of connections. The quality of circuitry in our brain […]

RADW- Read, Analyze, Discuss, and Write!

A Teen Leadership Blog! *Watch a video of me in my classroom talking about the teamwork method to teaching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYkqO-m01io&t=1s For years my inner city students have entered my classroom and have seen (RADW) Read, Analyze, Discuss, and Write on the white board in the front of the classroom as they have walked by to get […]

We All Have Freedom of Choice!

A Teen Leadership Blog! Our forefathers understood the importance of choice. Choice really is the underlying theme in our country’s revered Declaration of Independence. Its author, Thomas Jefferson, boldly proclaimed in this document to King George III of England that all of us humans have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. […]

Do What You’re Supposed to Do!

A Teen Leadership Blog! Watch Dan’s Vlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFq4Uqb2__k It’s the bottom of the 9th. Bases are loaded. Two outs. Up by one, and the pitcher looks worn out. The manager signals the bullpen. The door swings opens and a pitcher trots out towards the mound to the chant of, “Here comes old reliable.” We know exactly […]