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From Loneliness to Love: The Empowerment Journey of a College Student

Melissa Habit – i.b.mee. Intern – Western Carolina University English Graduate Student My educational journey has comprised of many ups and downs. From the time I started kindergarten until my senior year of college, I attended nine different schools—two elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, and three colleges. My continual transitions from school […]

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A Box I Never Fit In

By Shani Searcy, Western Carolina University English Major Senior As a very young child, people continuously told me “you can be anything that you want to be.” I heard this all through my early years of elementary school, but then things started to change and I began to question if this was really true. I […]

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The Birth of Empowerment Education

Meg Hanshaw Ph.D. Sometimes when things are falling apart, they are actually falling into place. (Unknown) My Passion. I had a passion, -playing basketball. I loved the smell of the gym, the sweat pouring off of my skin, hours of practice, learning and growing my skills, and the competition. I felt confident, strong, smart, and […]

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3 Empowerment Moments at School

Written by Corrie Hill-Price; Kindergarten Teacher Asheville NC When students feel understood, they will be more intrinsically motivated to take risks with learning which is essential to student lifelong success.  I have learned how coaching “myself” as a teacher can lead to internal calm, confidence, and clarity which in turn creates a connected and empowered […]

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How to Discover Your Lonely Students

Every Friday afternoon Chase’s 6th grade teacher asks her students to take out a piece of paper and write down the names of four children with whom they’d like to sit the following week. The children know that these requests may or may not be honored. She also asks the students to nominate one student […]

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Playing Tiger

An Example of How Teacher Empowerment Coaching Moves Students into Higher Brain Functioning during a Challenge: Positive Behavioral Management Techniques at Their Best Written by Corrie Hill-Price, Kindergarten Teacher Haw Creek Elementary, Asheville NC As educators we hope to assist in uncovering students’ true selves. When students are celebrated and allowed to be themselves, they […]

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