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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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Vicki Davis shared a poster about 10 ways you can flip a kid and turn his day around. 1. Re-believe in a child by telling him/her that you believe in them. 2. Stand there and care as they enter the classroom by greeting each one. 3. Notice kids who need extra attention and give it Read more about 10 Ways To Flip A Kid[…]
This morning I started watching Irwin Winkler’s Youtube daily motivation sessions. Winkler spoke of the fact that we will always have negative experiences as well as positive experiences. We have to choose how to look at each. We must not allow the negative experiences to stop us from moving towards our goal. Winkler gives the Read more about Life Will Always Bring Positives & Negatives[…]
“Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” Sam Walton “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those people who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.” Walt Disney Here Read more about 10 Things Compassionate Leaders Do To Be Successful[…]
1. Calling – do people believe you are willing to sacrifice self-interest for the good of the group? 2. Listening – do people believe that you want to hear their ideas? 3. Empathy – do people believe you will understand what’s happening in their lives and how it affects them? 4. Healing – do people Read more about 11 Themes of Servant Leadership – Thomas Gifford[…]
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[…]