What's Happening in Character?

Joe Beckman

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3 Phrases Every Student Needs to Hear

Posted by Joe Beckman on Thu, Oct 4, 2018 @ 09:10 AM

I have been speaking in schools communities for the last 16 years. In that time I've spoken in over 1,000 schools to nearly 750,000 students, parents, educators.
 
A lot has changed culturally since 2002. And yet... one thing has stayed the absolute same. In fact, this one thing has stayed the same since 1982, 1492, and 2002 BC. At the end of the day, kids are kids.
 
Core needs don't seem to change.
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3 "Low Prep" Ways to Build Connection in your Classroom

Posted by Joe Beckman on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 @ 09:10 AM

“OMG!”

“LOL!”

“BFF!... 4-EVA

3 letter acronyms (along with selfie’s, snapchats, and poop emoji’s)                                are taking over the world.  

Instead of running from this phenomenon, I’ve decided to add my contribution to the mix.

“BCQ!”    Build. Connection. Quickly. Let me explain…

When I’m speaking to students in schools, (schools just like your schools) many days I’ll ask…

“How many of you, when you heard you were coming down to the auditorium to hear a ‘motivational speaker,’ thought to yourself, ‘this is going to be the longest 45 min’s of my life?’”

Nearly every hand shoots up in the air.  It’s like I’m at an auction and EVERYONE is bidding.

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