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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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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[…]
I am constantly amazed at wisdom when I read about it and how it comes to me whenever I become aware of such wisdom (or look for wisdom). I found such wisdom when I read a post by European Leadership on LinkedIn. It gives us 6 important guidelines for life as follows: 1. When you Read more about 6 Important Guidelines in Life[…]
I absolutely loved the reminder of the importance of gratitude. It literally states: Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, Confusion into clarity, It makes sense of our past, Brings peace for today, And creates a vision for tomorrow. Thanks to Melody Beatie for posting Read more about The Value of Gratitude[…]
Gavin McCormack sent me a post about how extremely important it is to help children feel in charge of their educational destiny. He gives us 5 suggestions for implementing such autonomy in our classroom. 1. Choice – children need a choice of whom they want to work with, where they want to work, and how Read more about The Power of Autonomy in our Schools[…]
Today, on Minute With Maxwell, he spoke about the importance of‘Imagination.’ He quoted Albert Einstein in saying that Imagination is truly the most important asset for all people. An imagination has no boundaries, no walls, no limits. Imagination is as big as we can think which allows us to go beyond what we can see Read more about Imagination is the Most Important Asset[…]
I used to take everything personally. It was most exhausting and futile. When I learned about Control Theory, I realized that I can really only control myself, not others. I also learned that we all behave to get our 5 basic needs met. We each have different pictures in our quality world about how each Read more about How to Stop Taking Things Personally[…]
I think one of the most common business relationship challenges is the fact that we don’t listen to really hear but rather to reply. As a guidance Counsellor, I often hear people complaining that the people are not listening to him or her. One of Stephen Covey’s 7 Effective Habits is to Listen. His son, Read more about 6 Key Active Listening Skills[…]