50% success is good, but isn’t 100% better?
I think we fail our students (and make our schools less safe) when we don’t address both elements that are necessary for real student success. Without a doubt, academic success is critical but so is ethical success!
Starting today, never discuss academic success again without also reminding (encouraging, requiring, demanding!) your students that their goal is to achieve both academic and ethical success.
It’s the only way they can really enjoy 100% success!
Why would the school attacker yell, “I hate my life” and then began to shoot at students and teachers?
In this video, I go over some of the actions and behaviors of last week’s school attacker in South Carolina as well as discuss one more alarming commonality that is prevalent among school attackers. Namely, first murdering their parents and/or love ones.
For the next 30 days, I’m going to post a short video that focuses on a word (or phrase) of the day. Most will be about preventing violence, some on leadership, a few on strategy, but all about personal growth.
It comes from a group of college students assigned a class exercise in which they have to make some hard and quick decisions about life and death. The results are surprising, encouraging, and helps to show us how example is important to character.