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[…]

Progressive Teaching Methods

Andrew Bradford shared an article on LinkedIn about progressive teaching methods which have fueled a rise in poor discipline for bad behavior in schools. Tom Bennet, who has been appointed to head up a task force to study behavior at schools, said that for several decades the issue has been “swept off the carpet.” Bennet Read more about Progressive Teaching Methods[…]

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 Values Of Mindfulness

Okay, I have a confession to make. I’m an avid walker! The warming Spring weather draws me outdoors, loving the feel of the warm sun on my face, the sounds of Happy birds singing merrily amongst the trees! Squirrels chasing each other playfully, are all music to my ears. Because I was over confident of Read more about The Values Of Mindfulness[…]

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[…]

Absenteeism In Our Schools

Stan Baker, who is a consultant for chronic absenteeism in schools, shared his thoughts on absenteeism in schools. One student who was chronically absent didn’t come to school because his family did not have running water which meant he could not shower. The attendance Counsellor made connections with the appropriate agencies, got water hooked up Read more about Absenteeism In Our Schools[…]

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[…]

Nine Things Successful People Do

I found the following list on LinkedIn today, but cannot find the author. However, it is a list worth sharing. Here it is: 1. Successful people (S.P.) don’t adhere to set hours. They put in the necessary time to ensure success. 2. S.P. Don’t take weekends off. They still work on weekends if necessary and Read more about Nine Things Successful People Do[…]

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[…]