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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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We humans are all social beings. And, in order to connect and relate to each other, we need to ask each other questions about each other. When you ask a person, WHY? It means we are interested in getting to know them better, to learn about them, what makes them happy, why they are doing Read more about Ask Others “WHY”[…]
Simon Sinek is an amazing inspirational leader on LinkedIn. In an article he wrote on knowing our WHY, he stated the following: “Most of us live our lives by accident. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose; know your WHY provides a filter through which you can make decisions every day, to act Read more about Know Your WHY[…]
Maxwell’s word of the day is “Kindness.” We teach our children and students to be “Kind to others.” We use the word, “Respect,” but that is an adult word. I believe the best way to teach “Kindness” is to model it and live it genuinely. Whenever you ask anyone how they want to be treated, Read more about Kindness Is Miraculous[…]
I believe our lives must be “Unlimited” in our passion for making the world a little better each day. We must be “Off the charts” in our attempt to bring peace to those who struggle. Be that beacon of hope for whomever you meet today. Live a life of abundance. When others see your hope, Read more about Be Unlimited[…]
When I think of the word “Enthusiasm,” I think of passion, excitement about life, being enthusiastically mindful of the moment. I have felt “Enthusiasm” for education for most of my adult life. Educating others is such a feeling of joy. Empowering others with the gift of learning is like paying it forward. You are gifting Read more about Enthusiasm is Contagious[…]
This morning in “A Minute With Maxwell,” the word was “Change.” As I pondered about how I feel about change, I thought that yes, possibly momentarily, I would cringe when someone tells me to change. However, I’m a big picture thinker so I would ask some questions about “WHY” change. If I am convinced that Read more about Are You Afraid of Change?[…]
I love creative thinking. Sir Ken Robinson said, “We are all born creative. The trick is to remain that way.” Creativity is a necessary quality in each of us if we are to remain active, successful and have emotional intelligence. Human beings are imperfect. And, whenever we make mistakes it is important to figure out Read more about Be Creative Daily[…]
Although “Courtesy” today does not seem that common in our society, I strive to have courtesy for everyone I encounter. I believe “courtesy” means to value others, those whom you encounter daily, be it family, friends, colleagues, strangers or acquaintances. Make it a practice to value everyone you meet each day. The world needs each Read more about Common Courtesy[…]
As an educator, I have always felt the mantle of “Responsibility” for those I am fortunate to be educating. And now as a mentor and coach, I feel the same level of responsibility. It’s not always fun since we are asking our protégés to make a commitment to change, to stand out in a group. Read more about Leaders Have Huge Responsibilities[…]
“Criticism” means to find fault or censure but also to express an evaluation of something. I believe in constructive criticism. If I am given constructive criticism in a caring and respectful manner, I can learn from it. Laurie Anderson Scherbekow wrote, “Only mediocrity escapes criticism, so please continue to criticize me, and I will use Read more about Constructive Criticism Helps Us Grow[…]