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What is the role of Hope in a teenager's perspective? Can pain propel us to find the good things in life? How can we help teens discover their dormant potential? Join us on today's episode for a deep discussion filled with gratitude and expectancy.
Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to the podcast where we discuss innovation and potential in teens. At this time of year, we explore gratitude and the effects of thankfulness on our lives. Today's episode is about "Hope"--specifically hope for parents and educators who may have a student with unrealized potential. If you need a shot in the arm or encouragement to stay the course, today is for you."Hold fast to dreams,For if dreams dieLife is a broken-winged bird,That cannot fly."This excerpt from Langston Hughes is a favorite of mine. Dreams and Hope carry us through the difficult spots in life. I've lived gritty "hold fast to dreams" experiences. Sometimes it is only our hope about a situation that keeps the flame burning. At times, we are a light to our students--the only light. If this is where you are, Allison's perspective and experience will give you hope to hold on, to continue being a light.Allison is a professionally certified educational therapist and the Program Development Manager at the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD). As a young person facing chronic pain, she learned the value of hope and tenacity, and these experiences shaped her desire to see the full potential in students cultivated and bloom into beautiful things. Let's listen in for a hope-filled journey through the life of a passionate educator.
Original Release Date: 11/26/15
Category: Innovative Educators