Teens & Tweens Article Listings

School Leadership and the Importance of Truly Professional Relationships
31January

School Leadership and the Importance of Truly...

School Principals are No Longer “The Boss,” but Now the “Stirrers of the Sauce” “One part trust, one part admiration, one part compassion… and we hold the spoon, we’re the stirrers of...

It's High Time to Finally Talk About the Big Elephant in U.S. Classrooms
29January

It's High Time to Finally Talk About the Big...

They Shoot Crazed Elephants, Don't They? “I bought my friend an elephant for his room. He said thank you. I said, “Don’t mention it.” --anonymous pun There’s a really, really, really big elephant...

NASA Space Heroes, the Vietnam War, and School Shootings All Fodder for Desensitization
25January

NASA Space Heroes, the Vietnam War, and School Shootings...

Comfortably Numb: The Desensitization of Americans About School Shootings Once Upon a Time "To infinity and beyond!" --Buzz Lightyear Once upon a time, everyone knew America’s first astronauts. The Right Stuff legends were...

Teens, Negative Body Image, and School
23January

Teens, Negative Body Image, and School

Negative Body Image: Do We Do Near Enough in Schools? I was always the smallest kid in school through my junior year. I was born 2-months premature, weighing in at a strapping 3 pounds, and stretching to a gangly 12-inches. Finding a...

A Death Sentence for High School Sports
22January

A Death Sentence for High School Sports

Kill High School Sports? Are You Criminal? “Take me out to the ballgame,” has a totally different meaning when it becomes “Take the ballgame out of me,” and the repercussions could well be fatal. Making the...

Caregivers: Who's There for Them When They Need Someone?
17January

Caregivers: Who's There for Them When They Need...

Caregivers: Who's There for Them When They Need Someone? I taught in classrooms and administrated entire schools for more than 3-decades, and I can say that no one was there for me when I experienced my first student who used a gun...

Our Justice System is Failing Teens of Color But One Alternative-to-Jail Program Seems to Have an Answer
28December

Our Justice System is Failing Teens of Color But One...

 Here in America, we have a serious issue with how we treat our nation's troubled youth. More specifically, we have a serious problem with how our judicial courts perceive, alienate, and fail to "rehabilitate" millions of minor,...

Ghosts of Education Past Hurts More than Tiny Tim
22December

Ghosts of Education Past Hurts More than Tiny Tim

Ghosts of Education Past Hurts More than Tiny Tim Is the traditional approach to schooling, classrooms filled with desks and teachers talking up front, no longer working? Are the ghosts of education past actually hurting, rather...

Clean Slate Giving in School Discipline Efforts
22December

Clean Slate Giving in School Discipline Efforts

Got to Have a Clean Slate Baby  I got to have a clean slate baby, I’m goin’ to wipe away all my mistakes -Tower of Power When looking back over your life, or even a season, have you ever even once wished you...