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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.
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... for people who want to empower others in their personal lives, business and education.
... WDWP (What - Do - Work - Plan).
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Gavin McCormack sent me another important message about best practices in the classroom. I think these 5 things would work as well in businesses. 1. Choice – in order for people to feel like they are in charge of their learning and work, people need choices. People learn differently, so they must have choices for Read more about 5 Ways to Implement Change in the Classroom[…]
In our busy pandemic year of teaching the students, many educators get stuck on teaching the curriculum. However, we have a responsibility to teach our students’ mind, body, heart and soul. As a guidance Counsellor, I personally have heard about the students’ needs. And they all four parts met at school. I have many lessons Read more about Teach the Whole Child[…]
I received a brilliant email from Gavin McCormack which talks about a child’s emotional cup. He states that when a child’s emotional cup is approaching empty, we may see some of the following behaviours: – attention seeking behaviour to alert us that they need a refill. – think they have to fight flight to get Read more about What is the emotional cup?[…]
Today I am most grateful for my health and amazing family and friends! Every day I repeat a mantra which includes all things and people that I’m grateful for. Today I’ll especially feel gratitude for my health and family and friends. Not everyone is as fortunate as I am. Being healthy and wealthy during this Read more about I Am Grateful[…]
I loved an email I received from Gavin McCormack about the importance of modelling the behaviour we want to see in our students. He told the story of challenging a student to draw a lion. She responded by saying that she couldn’t draw a lion. He said, “Why don’t we try to draw a lion.” Read more about We Model the Behavior We Want in Our Students[…]
Alexander Jackson posted the following challenge for us: 1. Be Grateful. 2. Be Kind. 3. Let go of what I cannot control or change. 4. Listen to my intuition. 5. Be productive but calm. 6. Breathe.
I adore this post which I found on Facebook (@LewisHowes) 1. Try. 2. Try again. 3. Try once more. 4. Try a little differently. 5. Try it again tomorrow. 6. Try and ask for help. 7. Try and find someone who’s done it. 8. Try to determine what is not working. 9. Try to determine Read more about 10 Steps to Success[…]
Today I am fortunate to make salsa with my daughter! Not only is it much fun, it cuts down the work load. I have always loved working with others! But it is especially enjoyable to work with my daughter! My daughter has enough energy for both of us. Not only is she a great Team Read more about Team Work is the Best[…]
We must encourage our students to persist in the face of difficulties. We can respond to someone’s mistake by saying, “Oh, that’s my favourite mistake.” Thomas Edison failed over and over again in trying to invent the light bulb. Edison said, “I didn’t fail 1000 times. The light bulb was an invention with a 1000 Read more about 5 Reflective Questions to Encourage a Growth Mindset[…]
“When someone does a good job, tell them. When someone makes a mistake, forgive them. When someone tells you their problems, listen. Being kind barely costs a thing. You’ll hardly remember you did it, but the other person may never forget it.” J. Clear