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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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This morning I came across an article by Gavin McCormack, a principal at Farmhouse Montessori School, Hold Yourself Accountable. He decided to make some class rules, not for the children but for himself. Here’s what he pledged: 1. I will not judge you based on the past. Let’s scrap history. 2. I will never send Read more about Best Class Rules for a Teacher[…]
If you have someone in your life who you know gives you unconditional love, you are extremely fortunate. I have several such people and I am eternally grateful! I think we sometimes take such people for granted. However, my mother was such a person in my life. She was a quiet, humble but proud woman. Read more about Unconditional Love[…]
Last night one of my friends spoke about her granddaughter who struggles with falling asleep because she worries about a lot of things. I think there are a lot of children who struggle with calming, especially when families experience loss and/or illnesses. In my book, Mindful Games by Susan Kaiser Greenland, she writes about different Read more about Helpful Tips For Kids With Anxiety or Restlessness[…]
Like many others, I can be very good at putting myself down. We live in a world of criticism. Mind you, I like to be critical of myself when writing, speaking or planning something new. However, I think the self-criticism must be to improve, not to disapprove of yourself. Yesterday I listened to another of Read more about Add the Word “YET”[…]
When you become a leader, it is no longer what you can do. It is what you can inspire others to do. It is not what your employees can do for you. It is what you can do for your employees. Leadership is to inspire them, to support them, to teach them to do and Read more about Inspiring Leaders[…]
The following list of reasons why visuals are important for learners were posted on LinkedIn Nov. 7, 2018: 1. Visuals are Permanent 2. Visuals allow time for language processing 3. Visuals prepare students for transitions 4. Visuals help kids see what you mean 5. Visuals help ALL students 6. Visuals help build independence 7. Visuals Read more about Why Visuals Are Important[…]
The following list came from LinkedIn, by Chad Bisko: 1. Couplex Problem Solving 2. Critical Thinking 3. Creativity 4. People Management 5. Coordinating With Others 6. Emotional Intelligence 7. Judgment and Decision Making 8. Service Orientation 9. Negotiation 10. Cognitive Flexibility
1. Breathe – Take 6 SLOW/DEEP – In through nose, out through mouth. 2. Ask to deliver books to the library or another classroom. 3. Invent a secret hand signal with teacher communicating I need help. 4. Move away from what or who is distracting me. 5. Write down my thoughts or questions if the Read more about Self-Regulation Strategies Students Can Use At School[…]
Today, on Minute with Maxwell, John spoke about seeing the big picture when you dream. Dream Big! All leaders have one thing in common – they see the best, the biggest possible dream they can imagine! Love what you are, your gift that you were given! But, anything worthwhile means looking hard and wide for Read more about See the Big Picture[…]
I follow several amazing leaders on LinkedIn. Yesterday I listened to Jim Kwik who had the following advice on 10 Habits of Daily Success: 1. When you wake up each morning, remember your dreams. They are generally profound ideas for a successful day. 2. Make your bed – being tidy physically and in your home Read more about Habits for Daily Success[…]