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The #1 Empowerment Education Principle to Decrease Stress and Make a Healthier and More Successful School Year

The new school year has begun. Heavy book bags, textbooks, lunch boxes, school supplies, and grades are the focus. Millions of students are waking up with different levels of trepidation about school. Will my teacher be nice and fair? Will I be liked and have friends? Will I look stupid? Will I know the answer when […]

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Connection as Protection – An Early Educators Perspective on Arming Schools

Corrie Hill-Price Our schools deserve the protection of Connection. Brené Brown defines connection as “the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”  Arming our schools with connection can change the isolating “survival […]

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5 Things Schools Can Do To Empower Students

RESEARCH shows that our young people are struggling. They are faced with pressures and disconnections that have resulted in three main childhood life-threatening epidemics that I call the “BIG 3”- -Chronic Disease -Depression/Addiction/Suicide -Violence/Crime/Incarceration The statistics from the Big 3 for our American youth are severe, preventable, and not necessary.  Here are just a few of […]

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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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