S1:E5 BIAH How to Help Teens Embrace Their Skills & Inspire Their Peers with Long Reach High

Do your friends, parents, and teachers inspire you? Do you inspire your them? Think about the 5 people that you spend the most time with? Do they cheer you on? Push you to be your best self? Do they bring positive energy to your relationship? Can you learn from them? Having open minded, goal-oriented, and positive people in your life can give you the boost to accomplish any goal you set for yourself! On this BIAH Episode we are discussing how we can best help teens embrace their skills, believe in themselves, and inspire each other to be their best selves.

We also discuss how schools, students, and parents can encourage students with different learning styles so they can all develop and/or maintain a love of learning. These teens from Long Reach High School in Columbia, MD show us that so many divisions are created around the course offerings and course selection. This is only a microcosm for the collegiate and corporate worlds.

Student voices need to be heard! They are ready to share their wisdom and experiences with the world and receive help from their teachers and mentors along the way! @longreachsga Thanks for inviting me to speak as the keynote for your Leadership Symposium last Friday! It was great helping students to openly discuss how to build bridges with other students and teachers around their passions in school even in this sometimes divisive political climate.

Students want motivation and need outlets to harness their skills and thrive! Also thanks to the amazing students who joined me for a great Blooming is A Habit Podcast discussion on what it means to be a leader and how schools can create more inclusive programs for students with different learning styles, passions, hobbies, and goals.

Let's change the way we build community so we can learn and create innovative solutions to the worlds problems. xxLets open up more opportunities and conversations between students in all course levels. Let’s Bloom!

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Blooming is a Habit Podcast Description

Dr. Akoumany is host of Blooming is a Habit a podcast series highlighting innovative solutions to complex social challenges discovered by students, parents, educators, business professionals, business owners, and women & girls of all colors as they pursue their passions and create careers and/or businesses of their dreams.

Join Dr. Akoumany and her guests as they discuss their journeys and their impactful interventions in the areas of Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Family, Relationships, Education, Science & Technology, Career & Business.

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