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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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I have often pondered about what makes certain people have characteristics of resilience when others struggle to achieve? I read an article recently about the characteristics of resilient people which makes a lot of sense. Hailey Lewis, who is a behaviourist, wrote the following suggestions on the characteristics of resilient people: 1. They are more Read more about Characteristics of Resilient People[…]
I found the following on LinkedIn, posted by Sharon Domine, and it is my dream as an educator: I facilitate thinking. I engage minds. I listen to questions. I encourage risk. I support struggle. I cultivate dreams. I learn every day. I teach.
I know we often think we need to help children use their words instead of crying but I love the following alternatives to Stop Crying: 1. It’s okay to be sad. 2. This is really hard for you. 3. I’m here for you. 4. Tell me about it. 5. I hear you. 6. That was Read more about 10 Things to Say Instead of Stop Crying[…]
I am a true believer in small acts of kindness daily. Many of us have been working alone during this pandemic and crave to connect with others. As we move into a time of returning to our people, let’s remember to treat others with kindness. We never know someone else’s journey or how their day Read more about Small Acts of Kindness[…]
I have heard the following suggestions often but when hearing them I feel true affinity to the advice. When we want to achieve more we often look at what others do and promptly get discouraged. As William Glasser says in Choice Theory, the only person you can control is yourself. You are the driver on Read more about 4 Mental Shifts to Achieve More[…]
When you need to boost your feelings of happiness, try some of the following actions: 1. Walks in the nature alone or with a friend or family. 2. Doing art 3. Gardening 4. Read a book 5. Learn something new 6. Chat with a friend/family by phone 7. Go shopping with a friend 8. Have Read more about Happiness Guide[…]
If you are thankful, show it. If you love someone, tell them. If you’re wrong, fess up. If you’re confused, ask questions. If you learn something, teach others. If you’re stuck, ask for help. If you make a mistake, apologize. If you trip, get back up. If someone needs help, help them. If you see Read more about 10 Lessons To Instil In My Kids[…]
I’m doing some work with an elementary school staff on “Conflict Resolution “ and in preparation I’ve read up on this topic. There are many videos and sources of opinions on the internet. However, my thoughts and experiences are that when required to assist any person or persons who have a conflict, there are the Read more about Conflict Resolution[…]
I read these quotes on LinkedIn, posted by Sharon Domine and they resonate with my philosophy: – You can do anything but not everything. By David Allen – Sometimes it takes more courage to ask for help than to act alone. By Ken Petti – If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably Read more about Things to Remember When You’re Stuck[…]
I am often inspired by different spiritual laws. The most recent and most frequent inspiring beliefs for me have been First Nations spirituality. The following are some of their laws: 1. The person you meet is the right one. 2. What happens is the only thing that can happen. 3. Every moment when something starts Read more about Native American Indian Spirituality Laws[…]