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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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Today’s challenge from John C. Maxwell is to assess whether you are leading with love as a leader. We must challenge ourselves to be honest about whether we love the people we are leading. Maxwell says, “It’s not about the leader. It’s wonderful if the people love the leader but it’s even more wonderful if Read more about Lead With Love[…]
J.C.Maxwell’s fifth “Upfront Expectation” is that “There will be tough conversations.” We all have had tough situations between ourselves and any relationship. Some we choose not to address but in the strong, quality relationships we talk about with each other. It definitely helps to have these tough conversations if we have been upfront about how Read more about Tough Conversations[…]
Today’s minute with John C. Maxwell is about “Being Responsible for our Empowerment.” We must take ownership for what we are empowered to do. It is our project. We get the credit for the success but we also must take responsibility for anything about that empowerment that we mess up. We must FIX what we Read more about Be Responsible[…]
The word family conjures up deep emotions for most of us. Today I was fortunate to talk to a beautiful, sincere, passionate, gifted family member who has been along on our family’s journey through marriage. She most certainly has gifted our family with humor and unconditional love. During almost 3 hours of our phone call, Read more about Family & Friends[…]
Today John C. Maxwell’s minute was about “Growth” and that it is a must in any business. “Why? Because I’m growing. We’re growing. The company is growing. Today it’s not an option. When they stop growing, they stop going.” He says that we have a choice to grow or not to grow. And, that if Read more about Growth is Expected![…]
This morning I felt the need to continue to read Brene Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection. Although I believe we are all imperfect and fallible as human beings, I struggle with making mistakes just like most people. Yesterday someone pointed out a mistake I made in wearing a scent. I apologized and told her Read more about Imperfection is Risky But Normal[…]
The Oxford dictionary defines “Integrity” as uprightness; honesty; wholeness; soundness. In Chuck Swindoll’s quote about what integrity is, he says it is being authentic. I believe we, as educators, parents, leaders and/or employers must be clear about what our expectations are of each person whom we teach, guide or parent. As a mentor, I try Read more about Be a Person of Integrity[…]
The Inside-Out Circle is useful for discovering prior knowledge, drill-and-practice activity, as a review, as a listening exercise – taking turns talking and summarizing. A) Students count off by twos B) Direct “ones” to stand in a circle and turn around facing out. C) Direct “twos” to face “ones” so that they create an outer Read more about Inside-Out Circle for Discussion[…]
In Canada we have Thanksgiving weekend early in October some years. I am most grateful for an early Thanksgiving because we get too darn cold later in the year. Already, I am grateful that it’s only 4 degrees Celsius in Winnipeg. And that we don’t have any snow on the ground. However, we had a Read more about Today I Am Grateful For Family[…]
John C. Maxwell recommends another important habit to adopt in order to grow daily is “Thinking” daily. If you want to grow daily, you must reflect on what you hear, read, encounter and be able to apply and learn from it. “Leaders have a bias for action. The person who spends time thinking, wins the Read more about Are You Thinking Daily?[…]