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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.
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David Geurin shared an excellent article by Christina Desmarais on the importance of reading. She shares research done by Yale University of over 3000 people who proved the importance of reading books for at least half an hour daily. I certainly concur with this research. I read several books daily and am enjoying the positive Read more about Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority[…]
Gavin McCormack posted the following ideas for learning tools that will help students learn at home during this time of isolation and social distancing. Albert – an instructional companion that personalized and accelerates learning. Alchemist – offers interesting chemistry resources. AmazingPeopleSchools – a perfect too for students to strengthen their character and work on their Read more about Ideas for Educators & Parents[…]
Leadership First posted the following 17 things you have to do to be a great leader: 1. You have to make the call you’re afraid to make. 2. You have to get up earlier than you want to. 3. You have to give more than you get in return right away. 4. You have to Read more about 17 Things You Have to Do to Be a Great Leader[…]
The Dalai Lama posted the following inspiring life quotes on Twitter, which I adore. 1. Speak gently. 2. Listen interestingly. 3. Give whole-heartedly. 4. Answer positively. 5. Share openly. 6. Trust unwaveringly. 7. Forgive easily. 8. Enjoy fully. 9. Learn diligently. 10. Smile certainly.
Lolly Daskal posted the following 11 powerful thoughts to help change direction at any age: 1. The present is what matters. 2. Everything changes. – don’t wallow in failures or worry about what might go wrong. 3. We all get derailed. – Accept your derailment as a new path instead of an obstacle. 4. Start Read more about 11 Powerful Ways to Turn Your Life Around[…]
Terry Small posted the following affirmations which are great for parents to their child. I think some of these affirmations could also be great from a leader to their people. 1. You make me smile. 2. You’re so interesting. 3. I love how your mind works. 4. I’m so grateful to have you. 5. You’re Read more about 20 Affirmations For Every Child[…]
Gifford Thomas posted the following ways that leaders influence others: – Give when they don’t have to. – Care for others. – Live authentically. – Grow continuously. – Empower others. – Manage hardship. – Serve with humility.
Brent Duhaime posted the following 13 reasons we should read every day, and I couldn’t agree more. I read as many times in a day as possible. Presently I am reading “Becoming Mrs. Lewis” by Patti Callahan, which I’m enjoying tremendously. Also, I’ve just finished reading “Becoming” by Michelle Obama which was fabulous. I’m also Read more about 13 Reasons You Should Read Every Day[…]
Bob Larcher posted an article on LinkedIn about the difference between leaders influencing their people or inspiring them. I personally agree with him when he says he prefers the word “inspire” rather than “influence”. When I teach, or provide training or mentor, my desire is to inspire them. I challenge my people to find the Read more about Leaders Must Inspire Their People[…]
Gordon Tredgold posted the following post on great leaders which I certainly agree with. He said that great leaders know that leadership is a reciprocal agreement with our teams. It’s all about sharing, and that what you share you will get back many, many times over. Great leaders Share: 1. Their vision. 2. Their time. Read more about 7 Things Great Leaders Share[…]