Happy high school kids looking to teacher sitting at their desk

Students Never Forget How You Make Them Feel

In our recently-published book entitled Releasing Leadership Brilliance: Breaking Sound Barriers in Education, my co-author, Simon T. Bailey, tells about his cousin, Maia Stephens, who is a second grade teacher in a school in Northwest Detroit.  It is a Title I school in a high poverty area and 95% black.    Maia has been successfully teaching there for 18 years. …

Conversations to Support Students — 3 Simple Skills

Playground fights are resolved and world order maintained using one simple, but underutilized tool … conversation. So, why does something so easy to do often elude us? My son, like many young boys, was always outgoing and chatty. Well, as he’s grown into teenage-dom, it seems conversations have gotten more difficult. This realization hit me hard one morning during a …