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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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Christina Congleton, Brittany K. Holzel, and Sara W. Lazar posted this article on LinkedIn (January 08, 2015) Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgemental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. Mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working in today’s complex business environment, and certainly every leader, should know about. Although research Read more about Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain[…]
According to Forbes, most people lack a clear strategy to replace old habits with new ones. In order to adopt a new habit, you have to unlearn an old one and replace it with new behavior. So how do you do that? Here are 3 ways to make new habits stick. 1. Have a Plan Read more about How To Adopt a New Habit[…]
J.C. Maxwell spoke about how important the word “Idea” is and how important it is that we take action when we have a new “Idea.” He asks how many of us take action when we get an idea and implement these ideas. It’s the action that guarantees that the idea was birthed in you. If Read more about Ideas And Actions[…]
Dan Rockwell posted the following article about “Confusion” and “Knowledge.” Head-knowledge creates the illusion of perceived knowledge. In other words, being told how to do something makes you feel you know how to do it, even if you haven’t done it. KNOWING ABOUT differs radically from KNOWING HOW. Burst the bubble: You can burst the Read more about Confusion is a Teachable Moment[…]
Dr. Wayne Norton, from the Harvard Business School says that “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure this impact lasts in your absence.” A leader is always sensitive to the work environment and works toward a unity that is not conformity. Successful leaders respect the words, wisdom, Read more about Leadership is Empowerment[…]
Terry Small posted the following on the importance of exercise for our brain: 1. Increase functional activity in our temporal lobe which is responsible for storing sensors memories. 2. Encourage the pituitary gland to release endorphins. 3. Improve learning and mental performance. 4.Help prevent and treat dementia, Alzheimer’s and brain aging. 5. Reduce sensitivity to Read more about 5 Reasons Exercise Is A Must For Our Brains[…]
Dr. Travis Bradberry posted the following article about the 12 Habits of Genuine People: 1. They don’t try to make people like them – some people will like them and some won’t. And you’re okay with that. 2. They don’t pass judgement- they’re open-minded, which makes them approachable and interesting to others. Approachability means access Read more about 12 Habits of Genuine People[…]
1. Concrete – not liable to have fallen, your audience will have a clear picture of what you’re trying to tell them. With factual data, leaving no space for the audience to imagine things. 2. Coherent – logical, well-planned and sequential. There should be a connection with the main topic and the flow should be Read more about The 7 C’s of Effective Communication[…]
1. Breathe 2. Empathize 3. Forgive 4. Connect With Them 5. Understand Their Story 6. Communicate 7. Be Patient, It’s a Process 8. Suggest Alternatives 9. Seek Advice 10. Listen, Listen, Listen!
David Geurin posted an excellent article on LinkedIn with 21 phrases that can deal with difficult behavior in students, children, employees, or family for whoever is in a leadership position. They are as follows: Set A Positive Tone 1. “I will never intentionally disrespect you.” 2. “I believe in you.” 3. “I won’t give up Read more about 21 Phrases to Use When Dealing With Difficult Behavior[…]