What You Must Do to Invite & Involve Youth (So They Want to Stay)

The pastor of a small church encouraged his congregation to reach out to young people and make them feel welcome. “Our youth are important. We need you,” he insisted. “You are our future.” Everyone applauded. Unfortunately, no young people were in the audience to hear his message. We must do more than tell youth they are […]

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Teachers Need Permission to Teach

“I’m exhausted,” exclaimed a teacher as she exited an eight-hour training session at her school. “Enough of the workshops already. When am I ever going to get permission to teach?” Most teachers welcome opportunities to learn more about effective instructional strategies and classroom resources. They reach into their own pockets to purchase materials that engage students […]

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