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Edspiration Podcast

001: Turning “I Can’t” into “I Will”; Reaching Discouraged Students with Dr. Bob Bowman

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On this episode
Dr. Bob Bowman, co-founder of Youthlight Books, provides inspiring tips to help discouraged and disengaged students and explains to how help troubled youth move from thinking, “I can’t,” to believing, “I will.”

About today’s guest
Bob started his career as a school teacher and school counselor and now teaches in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of South Carolina. He has written over 24 books and provided services in over 11 countries and territories primarily as a specialist in working with students when “all else fails.” (more…)

Edspiration Anticipation: New Podcast Coming Soon!

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I am so excited that very soon I get to introduce the Edspiration Podcast. I created Edspiration after countless conversations with educators around the world who shared their wishes, needs, challenges and hopes. In one school I worked with, the principal said something that hit me in the heart. She said, “I don’t know where to turn, I feel like we have tried everything but we are so busy dealing with fires,” then she started to choke back tears and said, “I don’t know what to do, I feel like I am losing hope.” I later thought, if she is losing hope, I wonder how the staff feel and how the students feel. But deep down, she was still looking for solutions to building a school everyone wanted to be. It’s time to fight small fires with a bigger fire; the fire, passion, and knowledge to apply solutions. (more…)