Articles

April 23, 2013

Cultivating an Inner Life

Who Are You? It’s a very important question. Your happiness lies in pursuing your answer. by Christina Lengyel with Bill Rossi Knowing Yourself The following series […]
April 23, 2013

Violence in Our Village

I wanted to begin this piece by saying, “In the wake of the Newtown shooting,” but it doesn’t seem appropriate. This morning I read about a […]
April 24, 2012

My Teaching Experience Before Strengths-Based Mentoring

Over recent years I have been struck by the feeling that our young people are falling through the cracks. Without ever realizing why until now, I […]
April 24, 2010

Energize Your After School Program with Strengths-Based Mentoring

With its focus on a narrow, one dimensional performance, standards-based education not only misses the point, it compounds the mistakes of traditional education by discouraging and […]
April 24, 2010

Group Mentoring – Leveraging a Youth’s strengths

Success in group communications gives students confidence in assuming responsibility for their actions, and when they’re given opportunities to understand their actions they can learn that […]
April 24, 2010

Trauma and Creativity

Since trauma creates tension that often feels unbearable, people have no choice but to find a release. A hallmark feature of trauma and other emotional disorders […]
April 24, 2009

The Challenged Individual and the Arts

One two three, one two three, one two three … Nate was in a groove, the ensemble was cookin’, and Miles Davis’ tune All Blues had […]
April 24, 2009

Strengths-Based Creativity: a Total Experience

Relevancy in learning means that at any time the student’s experience needs to contain meaning for her. The student needs to be met where she is, […]