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Your Struggle to Say Something Profound: A Short Perspective

Ned Nederlander. Franck. Jiminy Glick.  These popular fictional characters were given life through the creative mind and talent of Martin Short. And then there’s Ed Grimley… Martin Short’s first breakthrough character. You may not know the backstory of how this greasy-hair-cowlicked-vertically-in-the-air, teeth-baring hyperactive manchild came to be… let alone how it..
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The Morning After Speaking

Because of the calling on your lives as youth workers, the realm of public speaking/teaching is a part of your world in some capacity. And because of this, you totally understand the feeling of waking up the next morning with the thought, “What happened last..
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Who is Listening?

When speaking to a group of students, don’t concentrate on that one kid who’s not paying attention. While it’s totally natural to want everyone to be paying attention to you when you’re communicating something, the reality is not everyone will listen to you. The student..
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Teaching Teenagers 101, Part 4: Some Final Tips and Tricks

To wrap up this little series on teaching, I thought I’d share a few random and mostly unconnected tips and tricks that can help just about any teaching environment you find yourself in go a bit more smoothly.  The First Minute Is The Most Important..
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Teaching Teenagers 101, Part 3: Does This Lesson T.E.A.C.H.?

Last week, I shared some ideas to help create S.T.I.C.K.Y. lessons and learning environments for students. This week, I’d like to unpack a question I ask myself after virtually every lesson I create: “Does this lesson T.E.A.C.H.?” To answer that question, I ask five more:..
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