Tell people like they will be amazing and in what ways they already are.

Honor people and the time they are giving you.

Make sure learners know that you love what you teach and believe in the transformative value of learning it.

Look for ways to feed every soul in the room, even with a one hour time limit.

Honor their fears as well as their confidence.

Help them picture themselves having mastered the skill at hand.

Last year the kids in juvi presented me with my own pair of lock-up shoes, I decided to try walking at least a mile in them.

You can wait until kids ask you how to make them better but there are ways to prompt the question.

Create a culture of safe acceptance that wants to improve.

Respect the kids as they are and teach them to become the extraordinary people they can be.