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Even on Your Worst Day, You Can Be a Student's Best Hope


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As Manny Scott travels the world speaking to students and educators, he meets young people whose stories sound a lot like his own—a childhood that was marked by poverty, instability, violence, and despair until a few caring educators showed him how to find meaning in the classroom and gave him a glimpse of his own possibilities. So many kids he meets today need this kind of hope and practical assistance. But with all that is already on educators' plates, what can an individual teacher do to help traumatized children believe in themselves, succeed in school, and graduate prepared for work and life?

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It Starts with Relationships

Become a Student of Your Students

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Manny Scott is the founder of Ink International, Inc., an education consulting firm focused on empowering individuals to improve their lives and the lives of those around them, helping increase student achievement and leader effectiveness, and helping prevent dropouts and suicides.

An original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part in the movie Freedom Writers, Scott speaks at conferences, conventions, and schools worldwide. He is the author of Your Next Chapter (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014) and How to R.E.A.C.H. Youth Today (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013), and he has energized more than a million leaders, educators, volunteers, and students worldwide with his authentic, inspiring messages of hope.

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