Empower Your Students In A Connected World

Ian Jukes shared Saga Briggs’ article on LinkedIn about 50 ways how to empower students in a connected world. The following list are about 50 best practices for empowering our students: 1. Practice positive reinforcement. 2. Allow for creative expression. 3. Give students more discussion time to explore and develop their ideas. 4. Offer more Read more about Empower Your Students In A Connected World[…]

Teamwork Leads To Success

Mike Keading, on LinkedIn wrote the following about teamwork: Wouldn’t it be nice to work in an environment where employees: – collaborated – divided up tasks – gave constructive feedback – brainstormed new ideas – contributed to conversations – exchanged disagreements- shared the same values, goals and visions – trusted, respected, supported, and cooperated with Read more about Teamwork Leads To Success[…]

The Value Of Gratitude

For the past week, I have been meditating with Deepak Chopra and Oprah. Their theme is Gratitude & Grace. I have been practicing Gratitude for several years now and love to start and end each day with a ritual of recounting my numerous blessings, what I’m grateful for. I also find relief in negative thoughts Read more about The Value Of Gratitude[…]

Abundance Mentality

I suspect most of us have had an occasion or two when we have been rejected by a job we want or a person we like, or an idea we’ve had. Many of us have experienced a shattered self-confidence in those moments of rejection because we don’t have an abundance mentality. Michael Beckworth spoke about Read more about Abundance Mentality[…]

Self-Regulation: 5 Domains of Self-Reg

One of my book clubs is reading Self-Reg by Dr. Stuart Shanker. It is an amazingly well written book outlining the 5 domains of Self-Regulation. Self-regulations refers to the manner in which an individual deals with stress, in all its many forms, and then recovers from the energy expended. What we are noticing more every Read more about Self-Regulation: 5 Domains of Self-Reg[…]

Please Listen to Understand

Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of favourite books. I especially like the Habit, “Seek First To Understand, Then to Be Understood.” His quote is so true, “The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.” As a guidance Counsellor I so often Read more about Please Listen to Understand[…]

Leaders & Transparency

This morning, John C. Maxwell shared his thoughts on “Transparency & Leadership.” He said that great leaders are “Transparent.” Great leaders need to be vulnerable, transparent and reveal their fallible humanity. You will not lead very effectively if you cannot show that you are human with failings. However, you also need to show that when Read more about Leaders & Transparency[…]

Conflict is Inevitable

What do you think of when you hear the word “Conflict?” I have asked that question in almost every workshop, presentation I have given. The answer generally is a negative. Most people fear conflict. Yet, I challenge you! The word conflict to me means “Opportunity!” As an educator, Counsellor, Mentor, Parent, Family Member, and Friend, Read more about Conflict is Inevitable[…]

What is Courage Today?

According to Brene Brown in her book The Gifts Of Imperfection, “Courage used to mean to speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart. Today courage is more synonymous with being heroic. Heroics is important and we certainly need heroes. Speaking honestly and openly about who we are, about what we’re feeling, and about our Read more about What is Courage Today?[…]

Are You Trustworthy?

I believe that one of the highest compliments you can receive from a colleague, friend or family member is that you are “Trustworthy.” To me, it means that I can be counted on, I am credible and virtuous. As a mother, grandmother, friend and colleague, I strive to be “Trustworthy” to all whom I encounter. Read more about Are You Trustworthy?[…]