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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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Today I’m sensing a theme of treating others as you want to be treated wherever you go and whomever you meet. Maxwell says hospitality means the golden rule as well as servitude, helping those you meet feel at home, loved, wanted. It is a process of helping people feel loved, exceeding their expectations. We must Read more about Hospitality is Key[…]
What do engaging leaders do? Engaging leaders must engage in the lives of other people. They must listen, truly hear what others have to say. They look at the people and as Covey says, “Seek first to understand, then be understood.” When leaders truly connect, communicate and care about others, they walk slowly through the Read more about An Engaging Leader[…]
In my mentorship work in schools, I do a lot of role playing with students. The common conflicts students engage in are competition in sports, friendships and grades. I’m frequently struggling with how we can help students see the fun of merely playing a sport for the sake of exercise, fun and becoming more skilled Read more about Competition With Others or With Self?[…]
How do you establish credibility? John Maxwell says that we have to be very open and honest about ourselves. However, you have got to have success under your belt. You have to make your audience believe that you really do know how to do this, whatever it is you are sharing. You cannot do what Read more about We Must Have Credibility[…]
Many leaders, educators and parents need to give feedback to employees, students and children. Michael Labuan, a professor at the University of Winnipeg, gives the following tips on giving effective feedback: 1. Get into an assertive mindset. Assertiveness is important because the receiver needs to observe the confidence of the person giving the feedback. 2. Read more about Tips for Effective Feedback[…]
This morning I came across an article by Gavin McCormack, a principal at Farmhouse Montessori School, Hold Yourself Accountable. He decided to make some class rules, not for the children but for himself. Here’s what he pledged: 1. I will not judge you based on the past. Let’s scrap history. 2. I will never send Read more about Best Class Rules for a Teacher[…]
If you have someone in your life who you know gives you unconditional love, you are extremely fortunate. I have several such people and I am eternally grateful! I think we sometimes take such people for granted. However, my mother was such a person in my life. She was a quiet, humble but proud woman. Read more about Unconditional Love[…]
Last night one of my friends spoke about her granddaughter who struggles with falling asleep because she worries about a lot of things. I think there are a lot of children who struggle with calming, especially when families experience loss and/or illnesses. In my book, Mindful Games by Susan Kaiser Greenland, she writes about different Read more about Helpful Tips For Kids With Anxiety or Restlessness[…]
Like many others, I can be very good at putting myself down. We live in a world of criticism. Mind you, I like to be critical of myself when writing, speaking or planning something new. However, I think the self-criticism must be to improve, not to disapprove of yourself. Yesterday I listened to another of Read more about Add the Word “YET”[…]
When you become a leader, it is no longer what you can do. It is what you can inspire others to do. It is not what your employees can do for you. It is what you can do for your employees. Leadership is to inspire them, to support them, to teach them to do and Read more about Inspiring Leaders[…]