Whole Teen / Whole Student Approach
All of the following services are packaged to meet the specific needs of your school and community. Each service can be presented in a workshop format, helping build the vision of a school that works with the whole teen.
Combining workshops with long-term professional development, leadership coaching, and system-wide structures is the gold standard model for reaching long-term goals.
Teaching the Whole Teen Workshops
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Teenage Boys: How to Support Your Moms, Sisters, and Girlfriends
Women are often pulling for us to say what we feel. When you were a little boy, you had just a few words to say how you felt: mad, glad, sad. But now you probably feel mixtures of feelings–you can be both excited and nervous at the same time, or determined and caring. When the women in your life share their many feelings, you can match them. Better yet: you can share your feelings first.
The overabundance of rules in middle and high schools creates conflict
Too much restriction can tamper teens’ individuality and resolve, as well as destroy school staff relationships. Here’s how to pare them down.
How To Be A More Interesting Teacher
It is not a version of grit to passively accept boredom. It is not a version of grit to be passive. For teachers or for students: it’s a version of submission.
Designing Advisory for Resiliency
Written with Rachel Poliner, an exploration of how the lessons of resiliency apply to students and school programs
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