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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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The word “Team” has been talked about ad nausea. I’ve always loved being part of a team as a teacher, colleague, family member, you name it. However, I have come across many people who don’t quite get the true value of a legitimate team. To me, a true team is one who values the strengths Read more about What is a True Team?[…]
I loved an article posted by Strati Georgopoulos on LinkedIn which speaks of the 4 valuable laws of growth. They are: 1. Speak less. I’ve always valued this law, especially as a guidance counsellor, since people come to get counselling to be heard. Listening more and speaking less is a skill which we actually need Read more about 4 Valuable Laws of Growth[…]
I was inspired by these 10 qualities for success that require zero talents that Daniel Abrahams posted on LinkedIn: 1. Honesty 2. Empathy 3. Showing Up 4. Not Giving Up 5. Saying Thanks 6. Being on Time 7. Putting in Effort 8. Encouragement 9. A Positive Attitude 10. Listening to Feedback
This morning I am compelled to write about the healing powers of nature. I have always been a nature lover. I believe part of this is because I grew up on a farm and nature was my gift and my essence. We were outdoors pretty much during all seasons. A colleague asked me once what Read more about Nature is Healing and a Great Teacher[…]
Gavin McCormack inspires me daily. He sends me emails daily and his passion for education is beautiful. I entirely agree with his post about education being about teaching empathy, love and compassion and the essential skills that help students make the world a better place for every living organism. McCormack believes it is not about Read more about Education is Life[…]
Lolly Daskal posted an article that inspired me and hopefully will inspire you. She states that by and large, tolerance is a good trait. The differences we encounter enrich our lives and organizations. But to attain a successful life and meaningful leadership, we must refuse to tolerate the things that deplete and ultimately destroy us. Read more about 12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate[…]
I enjoyed an article by Catherine Pearson on the 7 secrets of wise people and how to become one now. She states that wise people have at least a few things in common: They’re experienced, kind and of a certain age. Wisdom, the thinking generally goes, is hard-earned by putting in your time and picking Read more about 7 Secrets of Wise People[…]
Terry Small posted the following 14 ways to give your brain a break: 1. Stop complaining 2. Step judging 3. Stop worrying 4. Forgive others 5. Forgive yourself 6. Go for a walk outside 7. Watch a sunset 8. Pay someone a compliment 9. Do a good deed 10. Laugh 11. Unplug 12. Read 13. Read more about 14 Ways to Give Your Brain a Break[…]
Gavin McCormack sent me the following great sample of the perfect lesson for students: Step 1. – Show the students a picture of a group of students reacting to someone taking their picture. Step 2. – Tell them it’s black and white. Step 3. – Zoom in and prove it, explain how the human brain Read more about 6 Steps to the Perfect Lesson[…]
In 2007 when our current first year university students sat in kindergarten learning phonics and the alphabet there was no Spotify, Uber, Airbnb, or Tesla. Today as they sit in their first year university lectures, we must ask ourselves, have we set them up with the skills to embrace the future? Can they be the Read more about Teach Essential Skills in School[…]