Educators

There has been so much for us to think about in the past few weeks and months. So much is changing and will continue to change. Through all the changes, we want the best for our children and students. We want them to act in a way that will promote respect, kindness...

Be selfish to be selfless. Sounds pretty … selfish! What if, in order to help others, you first have to take care of yourself? You would never take dead batteries and put them into a flashlight and expect it to shine. Yet, sometimes you will drain yourself,...

Children are experiencing a lot of changes during this unprecedented time. They are missing their friends and their extended family. Their routines have been turned upside down. They may be frustrated with staying home and overwhelmed with the conversations around COVID-19.   As a parent, you...

My grandpa died a few months ago of natural causes. He was 102… ONE HUNDRED AND TWO. Isn’t that amazing? I think he had a secret to his longevity. My grandpa always told me something I thought was very special which I often remind myself of: “If...

It’s amazing how many photos I have of our dog Finn and yet I find myself taking more. He looks at me as if to say … ‘again … don’t you have anything else to do?’ Sometimes I will walk Finn chatting away. I'm sure the neighbours wonder? He pays attention to...

A Sticky Scenario I have helpful suggestions to implement in your day-to-day, but let’s start with some inner reflection before we get there. Read the following two scenarios and let me know what you think. Scenario # 1: Your child/student asks, “Are you okay?” and...

I received an email from a student who felt they were two different people – one side of them is their school self, the other side is their home self. I could relate to this student as I remember my ‘school self’ being self conscious...

“Common sense is sound practical judgment concerning everyday matters, or a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge that is shared by nearly all people.” Let’s dive into this definition...

“Resilience: noun The ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change: toughness The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. What does it mean to be tough? Or to be elastic as a person? Maybe we bend, but never break. Maybe we...

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