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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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Terry Small posted the following challenges on Twitter: 1. Be Savy 2. Be Strong 3. Be Sensitive 4. Be Supportive 5. Be Sharp 6. Be Sincere 7. Be Social 8. Be Serene 9. Be Soulful 10. Be Significant 11. Be Special 12. Be Spontaneous 13. Be Stellar 14. Be Spiritual 15. Be Studious 16. Be Read more about 17 “S’s” To Be This Week[…]
I was inspired by a post by Leadership First about the 10 top qualities of great leaders. 1. Ability to Inspire. 2. Ability to Delegate. 3. Communication skills. 4. Sense of Humour. 5. Confidence. 6. Commitment. 7. Good Attitude. 8. Creativity. 9. Intuition. 10. Honesty.
Jon Gordon posted the following about how to succeed with zero talent: 1. Be on Time! 2. Show up and Do the Work. 3. Give Your Best. 4. Be Positively Contagious. 5. Have an Attitude of Gratitude. 6. Seek Solutions. 7. Have Passion. 8. Be Coachable. 9. Do More Than What’s Required. 10. Believe in Read more about 10 Ways to Succeed With Zero Talent[…]
Dr. Jody Carrington posted a most timely article on the importance of empathy at this time when so many are marginalized and hurting. I totally agree with her article. The dirty truth is that those who need it most are often the most difficult to empathize. However, empathy does not mean we have to agree Read more about We Must Show Empathy[…]
Gavin McCormack posted a great teacher self-assessment tools: 1. Voice – is there noise in your classroom of voices od discussion, cooperation, collaboration, debate and problem solving? 2. Choice – can your students make decisions for themselves? Where to sit, who to work with, what to learn? 3. Reflection- Is there a designated time for Read more about Teacher Self-Assessment[…]
Gavin McCormack posted the top 8 Ways to be happy and I’ve added my thoughts as well. 1. No complaining. Every day I say a mantra of all the things I am grateful for. 2. Embrace time alone – use time to clear your mind and think of what really matters. 3. Say goodbye to Read more about Top 8 Ways to be Happy[…]
Strati Georgopoulos posted the following on habits of success: 1. Take ownership. 2. Remember your “Why”. 3. Focus on the process. 4. Have a routine. 5. Make a schedule. 6. Let go of the past.
I love the following signs that shows someone is empathic. It comes from Butfirstjoy.com. 1. You cry when others cry. 2. You feed off of other people’s energy. 3. You worry about what others think of you. 4. You feel everything deeply. 5. Friends often ask you for advice. 6. You have many highs and Read more about Signs That You Are Empathic[…]
Gavin McCormack sent me a fascinating article on how we can help children flourish during COVID-19. The following actions will have profound effects on the way your children navigate their way through the complex Mae w call school, whilst providing them with some essential skills that will allow them to flourish. 1. Allow your child Read more about 8 Ways to Help Your Child Flourish During COVID-19[…]
I am once again inspired by Gavin McCormack’s post on LinkedIn. He said that he posts so often because he hopes to make a difference as an educator. I agree with him about the difference educators can make for each student. It is our responsibility to help our students feel empowered and to learn that Read more about Educators Make a Difference[…]