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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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I love Gavin McCormack’s email about how much we can learn from our children: 1. They never shy away from showing their emotions. 2. They’ll tell you how they feel without fear of judgment. 3. They will say statements like ‘Will you be my friend’ or ‘Can I play with you?’ 4. They can learn Read more about We Have a Lot to Learn[…]
Leadership First posted these top 10 leadership qualities: 1. Honesty and Integrity 2. Confidence 3. Commitment and Passion 4. Inspire Others 5. Good Communicator 6. Decision-making Capability 7. Accountability 8. Delegation and Empowerment 9. Creativity and Innovation 10. Empathy
Terry Small posted the following suggestions for adults on Twitter: 1. You mak me smile. 2. You’re so interesting. 3. I’m so grateful to have you. 4. I love how your mind works. 5. You are so beautiful on the inside and out. 6. You give the best hugs. 7. You’re so brave. 8. That Read more about 20 Words of Affirmation For Every Child[…]
Dan Rockwell posted the following suggestions that he got from Cary Chernis and Cornelia Roche from their book “Learning With Feeing.” Nine strategies of emotionally intelligent leaders: 1. Monitor the emotional climate. 2. Express your feelings to motivate others. 3. Consider how your own behaviour influences others. 4. Put yourself in their shoes. 5. Decipher Read more about The Power of Your Influence[…]
Dan Rockwell shared the following enablers of success: 1. Honesty enables acknowledgement. – Don’t lie to yourself. If some level of leadership persistently frustrates you, acknowledge it. 2. Humility enables honesty. – Arrogance can’t admit weakness or failure. The beauty of humility is growth and learning. The advantage of humility is the honesty to recognize Read more about 3 Enablers of Success[…]
Strati Georgopoulos posted the following about needing to tell ourselves the following 5 statements every morning: 1. I am the best. 2. I can do it. 3. God is always with me. 4. I am a winner. 5. Today is my day.
Martin Dearlove posted the following things to remember when dealing with challenging behavior which I totally agree with: 1. Don’t take it personally. It’s not about you. 2. The behaviors are challenging. The child is not. 3. De-escalating first. Problem solving later. 4. Sometimes we might not see it, but there’s always a reason. 5. Read more about Five Things to Remember With Challenging Behavior[…]
Gavin McCormack emailed me an interesting article on how much we can learn from our students. Sometimes educators feel superior to their students but we can learn a lot from them if we observe them, especially our youngest students. To name a few things we can learn: – They never shy away from showing their Read more about We Have Much to Learn[…]
Terry Small posted these six benefits of gratitude which I totally agree with: 1. Get better sleep. 2. Have a better immune system. 3. Get more exercise. 4. Have stronger relationships. 5. Protect themselves against depression and substance abuse. 6. Are stronger in the face of daily stresses.
Jon Gordon posted the following interesting points about great leadership which inspired me: 1. Leadership isn’t about gaining power. It’s about empowering others. 2. Great leaders succeed because they bring out the greatness in others. 3. You don’t have to be great to serve but you have to serve to be a great leader.