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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 I have met up with quotes and inspiration that challenges me to contemplate what success means. First John Maxwell spoke of success in his daily minutes. Then I happened to read quotes about success. When I posted the quote on being happy when I see others happy and successful, I truly believe that as Read more about What is Success?[…]
There was a great saying on my meditation site this week that stated, “Where your focus goes your energy flows.” I have done much study on the power of the mind. What has become very clear is that what we believe and perceive generally happens. There are any scientists who speak of the power of Read more about What Gets Recognized Gets Repeated[…]
Terry Small posted the following pillars of servant leadership and they resonate with my beliefs of qualities of best educators: 1. Calling – you lead (educate) because of a belief that is larger than yourself. 2. Listening – you believe that the best way to understand and help others is to listen to them. 3. Read more about The 11 Pillars of Servant Leadership[…]
Habit 4 of The 7 Habits of Effective People is Think Win-Win. It’s one of my favourite habits of all 7. Sean Covey, in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, has a cartoon with two teens giving each other a high five. And, his subtitle is”Life is an All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet. We can all have it Read more about Think Win-Win[…]
A Minute With Maxwell message I value is the one on the benefits of imagination. Maxwell says that imagination has no fences, no boundaries, being the cousin to creativity. Imagination feeds off the view that there is a solution to every problem.our imagination can take us from the world we do live in to the Read more about Benefits of Imagination[…]
I agree with the following suggestions for creating an innovative learning environment: 1. Community 2. Cultural sensitivity 3. Creativity 4. Change 5. Craftsmanship 6. Continuous learning mindset 7. Curiosity 8. Critical thinking 9. Communication 10. Compassion 11. Courage 12. Cleverness 13. Commitment
Habit 3 is all about making priorities and managing time so that your most important things get done first. In Habit 2, you decided what the most important things were in your life. So, Habit 3 then, is putting those things first. Sean Covey calls Habit 3 the habit of will-power vs won’t power. You Read more about Habit 3 – Put First Things First[…]
Stephen Covey’s 2nd Habit is similar to a road map. You wouldn’t start a journey without a plan of where you want to go and how you will get there. Similarly, we need an idea of where we want to go in our life’s journey. We need to have a sense of what our goal Read more about Habit 2 – Begin With The End In Mind[…]
Mahatma Ghandi advised the following things to give up if you want happiness: 1. The need for approval. 2. The need to impress others. 3. The need to always be right. 4. Dwelling on the past. 5. Resistance to change. 6. Negative self-talk. 7. Limiting beliefs. 8. Blaming others. 9. Complaining.
1. Listen when they speak. 2. Respect their decisions. 3. Look them in the eyes. 4. Defend them when they ask for help. 5. Believe them. 6. Trust them. 7. Allow them freedom to choose. 8. Give them time. 9. Joke! 10. Set fair boundaries. 11. Allow them to make decisions.12. Build their confidence. 12. Read more about Student Relationships Key[…]