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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 saw this post on social media from Susan Cain and was inspired to share it with you. I’ve changed it to suit my life and beliefs. 1. Do beautiful things, just for the sake of it. If you love orchids, build a greenhouse in your basement. I agree, do whatever you love and do Read more about Lessons From a Father[…]
I have always loved inspiring people to become the best they can be. I believe that when we inspire others we inspire ourselves and those who witness it. My inspiration today came from Gavin McCormack who sent me an email as follows: “Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Include me and Read more about Inspire Others[…]
Vijay Shetty posted a diagram of the positive empowerment of classroom management and I dare say these traits are also great leadership qualities: – empowerment vs management – autonomy leads to engagement – accessible, authentic & organized class/work environment – relationships- be a warm demander – clear expectations lead to consistencies & communication – building Read more about Classroom Management[…]
Today I was truly inspired by the poem that Amanda Gordon recited at US presidential inauguration this week. Her poem, The Hill We Climb was filled with hope, promise, and a reminder not only of the hope in the future but also our troubled and hard moments of the past. The hill we climb If Read more about Weighty Words[…]
As a teacher, guidance Counsellor, mom and gramma, I have learned that actions speak louder than words. One of my daughter’s first word was ‘no.’ It shocked me but also taught me to be careful of my words and actions. When I said no, I had a lot of emotions attached to it. This morning, Read more about Actions Speak louder Than Words[…]
I have always believed that reading to our children is important. When my daughter was young, our bedtimes were a beautiful family time for reading together. Some of the books are very worn out. When I think about reading at bedtime, I am filled with happy memories. Gavin McCormack sent me an email about the Read more about The Importance of Reading[…]
I love today’s quote by Michael Jordan about the numerous times he has failed in games and shots. Jordan says, “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s why I succeed.” He reminds us that failure is not fatal. Failure is just another chance to try again. As I’ve blogged Read more about Failure is not Fatal[…]
As much as I challenge you to learn new skills, the trick is to practice your skills until they become second nature. I believe that this is the biggest challenge. I have taught new skills to many adults in my life as an educator. When teaching young students, we practice new skills daily. It’s just Read more about Practicing New Skills[…]
Yesterday I had my first watercolour lesson. I was nervous but I told myself that it’s okay to make mistakes. And I did! However, I am still okay this morning. I grew up with the belief that it’s not okay to make mistakes, but I have discovered that it not only is important to make Read more about Learning a New Skill[…]
This morning I found a meditation called “Calm” which was most grounding. It’s a seven day challenge to be calm and in the moment. Today’s challenge was gratitude. I actually do a gratitude mantra twice daily and this meditation was a lovely reinforcement for what I already practice. I believe that we are in a Read more about Daily Gratitude[…]