DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #89

Dear Granddaddy, how do you build self-esteem? Brett- mother. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPZlVnyWY0E Well, Brett, I’d think your love and close relationship with your kids will build their self-esteem. Just knowing you love them will give them comfort and help them to trust that everything is somehow going to be okay. And as a loving […]

We Get to Pick Our Goals!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! According to Sheena Iyengar, author of, The Art of Choosing, we Americans have a lot of autonomy in choosing how we want to live our lives. Having the freedom and ability to pick our own goals tends to lead to more independence and happiness. Hey, what can I say?  Most […]

Life is About the Little Things!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Toss a tiny pebble in a calm mirror-like lake on a beautiful summer’s day and watch what happens. That tiny pebble that you just tossed a short distance landed in the calm picturesque lake without much of a splash and barely made a sound. Most likely, nobody notice this apparently […]

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 […]

Doers Get Things Done!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Huf0ccl3su4 Who are the shakers and movers in your community? Doers are the shakers and movers, of course! Why? Well, it’s really quite simple; doers are shakers and movers because doers get things done. And people who get things done are eventually going to be successful leaders… a.k.a. […]

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 […]