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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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John Maxwell states that, “Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” According to ChangingMinds.org, “Transformational leaders are often charismatic individuals, but are not as narcissistic as pure charismatic leaders, who succeed through the belief in themselves rather than a belief in others.” Gifford Thomas says, “It Read more about Charismatic or Transformational Leaders[…]
As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today. Typing notes is faster – which comes in handy when there’s a lot of information to take down. But it turns out there are still advantages to doing Read more about Take Notes By Hand[…]
A Growth Mindset thinks like this: – What did you learn from today’s performance? – What steps did you take to make you successful today? – What are some different strategies you could have used? – This will be a challenging concept to learn, but I believe I can master it. – I haven’t got Read more about Growth Mindset[…]
I read this great article by Gifford Thomas, one of my favorite people to read when it comes to leadership and the do’s and don’ts. Thomas says that when employees respect each other and get along in the workplace, it’s amazing how productivity increases, morale increases and employees are more courteous to customers. This fact Read more about Are You Treating Your Team With Respect?[…]
1. Wink Sleep – Everyone closes their eyes and you tap one person on the head. They are the Sandman. Everyone walks around and the Sandman winks at people. When a person is winked at, they wait 5 seconds and then fall asleep – preferably in a funny, loud way. Other students are allowed to Read more about 3 Classroom Games to Fill Time[…]
If you stop and thing long enough about what your true goal is as an educator, you will eventually come to the conclusion that the ultimate achievement for any educator is “world peace”. When I read Gavin McCormack’s email on a ‘teacher’s mantra’ I felt an immediate kinship with his thoughts. I have always felt Read more about A Teacher’s Mantra[…]
Science tells us that we need to get lost in a great story. Reading increases knowledge and vocabulary by 50%. Reading – lowers stress by 60% – can lengthen your life by 2 years – boost your mood, helping you feel happy and content – helps you relax, your heartbeat slows, your muscles melt – Read more about Your Brain On Books[…]
A book that changed my life is Braving The Wilderness by Brene Brown. It took me about 6 months to read because I kept on learning so much about myself in each chapter. However, this book allowed me to be brave enough to let go of fears and insecurities I had about my own independence. Read more about A Book That Changed My Life[…]
When I start feeling stressed, frustrated, or impatient with situations, I will ask myself, “What Can You Control in this situation?” It’s an amazing cure for my desire to control the situation and make it better. I learned that question when I took Control Theory by William Glasser. Before I took that training, I found Read more about What Motto Do You Use That Helps You?[…]
This morning, as I am reading various quotes and articles on social media, I am reminded how extremely important it is to believe in yourself! In one article, an interviewer asked an author, Stephanie Krikorian, what she had learned from her research as she wrote her book, Zen Bender. Krikorian stated, “What surprised me most Read more about Believe In Yourself[…]