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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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Gavin McCormack sent me an article about the true definition of school. He says that “The world’s curriculums are too crowded, the expectations too high and the profession has been brought to its knees by the understanding of education from those in charge.” I totally agree with that. Educators need to inspire, to ignite the Read more about The True Definition of School[…]
Today I read a brief post by Leadership First and he said, “How you treat people says a lot about you, and your leadership be judged by how you inspire, influence, and motivate your people.” He told a story of how a leader was angrily reprimanding a staff member in front of customers and employees. Read more about How You Treat People Says a Lot About You[…]
I have often posted quotes and articles about the importance of teamwork and successful leadership. Some of my true heroes when it comes to leadership and success are Simon Sinek, John Maxwell, Thomas Gifford and Terry Small. Thomas Gifford states, “A true leader is one who is humble enough to admit mistakes.” Not only admitting Read more about Teamwork is Crucial For a Successful Business[…]
Years ago, I gave my Father a small placard that read “Laughter is cheap medicine.” During mu Dad’s early onset with Alzheimer’s, he laughed at almost anything. And, his laughter was contagious. Today Terry Small posted a lovely quote about how laughter literally heals our brains. I have always believed that to be true. When Read more about Laughter Heals Us[…]
Terry Small posted an inspiring article on the importance of empathy. He stated that an empathetic act of kindness helps not only the person receiving the empathy but also helps the empathetic people. He said that studies have found that the person who shows empathy will heal any disease physically. I have found this to Read more about The Power of Empathy[…]
Today I had the pleasure of meeting my granddaughter at a mall and buying her birthday presents. The most important thing for me is to meet with my grandchildren and keep bonding with them. This tradition of going shopping with each of our grandchildren has been a beautiful experience for me and them. Today I Read more about The Value of Family[…]
Gavin McCormack sent me the following excellent recipe for a great education for children: 1. Prepare a learning environment that is mostly familiar, but with a dash of uncertainty. 2. Introduce the students to the materials before them and explain the learning objective. 3. Model how to use these materials and make your expectations clear. Read more about The Secret Recipe for a Great Education[…]
Albert Einstein posted the following suggestions for challenging ourselves to push ourselves out of our comfort zone: 1. Aggressively challenge your comfort zone. 2. Take baby steps. 3. Don’t pick the safe choice. 4. Put yourself in a new environment. 5. Make a snap decision. 6. Hold yourself accountable. 7. Volunteer.
I am a firm believer in self-care. There are many ways to care for ourselves. One of my ways is to go for walks. Whenever I feel stressed, I take a walk, any time of the year. In summer, spring and fall the green leaves are my healers. What always amazes me is how beautiful Read more about Make Time For Yourself[…]
Terry Small posted the following 10 “V’s” to be this week: 1. Be Valiant 2. Be Vigorous 3. Be Vigilant 4. Be Vivacious 5. Be Vibrant 6. Be Virtuous 7. Be Vivid 8. Be Versed 9. Be Valuable 10. Be Vocal (when necessary)