School-wide Incentive Programs Aren`t Doing What You Think They`re Doing

There are a multitude of variables as to why a student might struggle to meet expectations at school.  Maslow certainly comes to mind, especially when looking at this issue through an equity lens. So if the issues are complex, why do we focus on motivation?  Maslow does not indicate motivation as the factor in preventing […]

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Treat Each Student like Their Parent Is a Lawyer

Lawyers, by definition, are excellent advocates.  In fact, the French word for lawyer is avocat. Advocating requires the ability to assess a situation, review evidence, consider implications and effectively communicate thoughts, concerns and ideas.  Lawyers do this professionally, and these skills are transferable to many situations such as arguing whether or not the two-for-one golf coupon […]

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