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Mentorship in Schools
For development of success in the new technology age, some of our workshops include things such as: theory, practice and role playing, and developing strategies for successful leadership for personal and public success.
For exploring the role of mindfulness in schools and to learn how to introduce mindfulness skills to children and young people, we offer: mindfulness for educators, development teaching, creating visions, peacekeepers and student leadership.
Learn to be mindful and teach mindfully by creating an umbrella of opportunities for a safe and caring (mindful) school with resources and professional development. We offer many TEACHABLES to help mindfulness become important.
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Through the years of teaching, consulting and leadership, I have discovered many BEST PRACTICES for successful learning. Best practices such as solution focused thinking, mindfulness, developmental teaching, student leadership and role playing. As well as training and coaching opportunities which include: personal (one-on-one) mentorship, small group mentorship and large group training. LEADERSHIP TRAINING is for people who want to empower others in their personal lives, business and education. While MINDFULNESS involves acceptance ... meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them. Without believing, for instance, that there is a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in any given moment.
... for oneself, educators, parents, students and YES, even business owners.
... for people who want to empower others in their personal lives, business and education.
... WDWP (What - Do - Work - Plan).
... for people who want to be stronger and more confident in controlling one's life.
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GROWTH MINDSET WHEN I Struggle I GROW! I AM A H-A-R-D Worker! I CAN DO H-A-R-D Things! I AM S-M-A-R-T! I LEARN from MY M-I-S-T-A-K-E-S! MY BRAIN CAN S-T-R-E-T-C-H! I CAN ALWAYS I-M-P-R-O-V-E! I DO NOT G-I-V-E UP!
Carol Dweck’s research on ‘Growth Mindset vs Fixed Minset’ is compelling and absolutely a must for us to learn! This research empowers learners, employees, educators, parents and anyone who is interested in success! Check the following video interview from YouTube where Dweck explains the difference between the two mindsets. https://youtu.be/wh0OS4MrN3E
We all know that students of all ages have principles, ways they want to be remembered. I’ve worked with students of all types and ages as a Guidance Counsellor. Every student wanted to do well as a student and friend and classmate. We also know that adults generally are very quick to tell students what Read more about Creating Classroom Principles[…]
Sean Covey, in The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, has written another amazing book for teens. I’m so very impressed with his research and writing styles which are so very pertinent not onlyfor today’s teens, but also for adults. Sean says, this book deals with your life, your problems, your stuff. It also Read more about The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make[…]
“A baby smiles between 50 and 70 times a day, and a toddler approximately 600 times a day, according to research. I’m sure some of us have asked ourselves where that smile goes. What robs us of it? According to UNICEF, children of the U.S. are the second least happy children in the world, after Read more about Losing Joy[…]
(Newsweek edition: June, 30, 2018) Why is meditation a beneficial practice for children? Young minders are still in development but are hampered by the increasing levels of stress as a result of our lifestyles, especially diet and the use of technology. Teaching them meditation helps them to reduce the impact of stress. We know that Read more about Meditation – Lorraine Murray[…]
Our basic practice is to be present to ourselves and to those around us. Mindfulness helps us recognize what is happening inside and outside. We can intuit and feel the children and the atmosphere just by relaxing into the present moment. In America, the children sometimes call this “hanging out,” “chilling,” or “kicking it.” This Read more about Simply Being Present – Plum Village Program[…]
Paradigms of life are about what we believe of the world in general. Ask yourself, “What is the driving force of my life?” “What do I spend my time thinking about?” “Who or what is my obsession?” Friend-Centered – Friends are important but should never become your center. Why? They may decode fickle, fake, talk Read more about Paradigms of Life[…]