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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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Brene Brown’s video on YouTube about “Shame & What Gets In The Way” is brilliant. She says we are all hustling for worthiness. People don’t like the word “Shame” because it is uncomfortable, not joyful. Shame is the most primitive human affect. If you don’t feel shame, you have no capacity for human connection or Read more about What Gets In The Way?[…]
This morning, on a Minute With Maxwell, he spoke about writing the “Greatest Story Ever Told.” He spoke about a book that was given to him with this title but it was blank. The woman who gave it to him had written a note to him on the very first page, saying that he was Read more about The Greatest Story[…]
Andrew Bradford shared an article on LinkedIn about progressive teaching methods which have fueled a rise in poor discipline for bad behavior in schools. Tom Bennet, who has been appointed to head up a task force to study behavior at schools, said that for several decades the issue has been “swept off the carpet.” Bennet Read more about Progressive Teaching Methods[…]
Today, on a minute with Maxwell, John spoke about partners. He said that if you partner with someone, you have a better chance to implement a positive outcome. If we partner with someone, we get the influence of each other’s talents, wisdom and knowledge. I agree that working in pairs as partners is a lot Read more about Partners Accomplish More Than One[…]
According to a post from Terry Small on Twitter, more than 9 out of 10 people say brain health is important. But, few know the ways to maintain or improve it. Brain health is more important than our overall health than heart health. Skin health is only 1% whereas brain health is 51% more important. Read more about Steps To Better Brain Health[…]
According to Simon Sinek, Millennials have 4 traits that any leader would do well to emulate: 1. They are willing to speak out. They are more likely to speak out about what’s bothering them, compared to older generations who tend to fear rocking the boat. If change is to be effected, someone must have the Read more about Millennials Can Be Successful Leaders[…]
The following article was posted in LinkedIn on May 7, 2019: Gallup reviewed 3 decades of research and generated its simplest and most comprehensive list of competencies required to achieve success in any organization. (This post is based on my interview with Jim Harter and chapter 12 of “It’s the Manager,” by Jim Clifton and Read more about 7 Universal Competencies for Success In Any Role[…]
Simon Sinek has an excellent Youtube video about techniques of effective confrontation at work. He says that when you need to confront someone at work you must do three things, not necessarily in any order. You must state: 1. Specifically how you feel. 2. Specifically what they did (action). 3. The potential impact. For example, Read more about How To Confront Someone At Work[…]
Gifford Thomas wrote the following on LinkedIn: When leaders are honest about their shortfalls and can learn from their mistakes, they earn respect and along the way create an environment of transparency. “As a great leader will tell you, they have made many mistakes. They will admit that it was the collective insight from bad Read more about Mistakes Are Learning Opportunities[…]
J.C. Maxwell, in a minute with Maxwell spoke about persistence and equated it to the story of The Little Engine That Could. The engine believed he could do it and he chugged and chugged with great difficulties and eventually made it. Persistence has as its motivation – anticipation which keeps me in the game. Persistence Read more about Persistence Pays[…]