Teach Kids to Fail Well

Deb Ross, Teach kids to fail well, kidsoutandabout

If you’re not failing all the time, you’re not succeeding at all, according to Deb Ross, publisher of KidsOutAndAbout.com. Writing can propel a child’s success much faster than almost any other skill. In the podcast, Deb shares her secret to encourage kids to not only write, but foster gratitude in them as well. Her real-life examples will spark your own ideas…because writing and gratitude transcend all boundaries. Today’s Lifestory Toolkit: The 5 Minute Journal.

Earning Freedom: From Prison to Professor

Michael Santos, the Prison Professor, writing through tough times

Can Socrates reveal the meaning of life for a prisoner? After making a series of bad decisions, including selling cocaine, Michael Santos was convicted to 45 years in prison. There he discovered a book on the prison library cart that changed his life. Now Michael is a free man, a writer, an adjunct professor and a speaker on social injustice. He has reconciled with society and teaches tens of thousands of prisoners to be great citizens. While in prison, he wrote his life story, multiple nonfiction and criminal justice textbooks, and ghost wrote the stories of many incarcerated individuals. Listen to discover how he served his sentence with dignity, his 3 steps to surviving prison, the key moment that turned his life around, and his latest prison project.