When starting up the year, I often refer to Dr. Brené Brown's brilliant concept of the Marble Jar. Imagine that the trust in each of the relationships in your life is represented by a marble jar. At it's core, Brené (yes, like most humans my age, I would like to imagine that we are on a first-name … Continue reading Marble-Jar Trust (Brené Brown)
If you're wanting to make some solid changes within your life, chances are that you're going to have to take a different approach than the one you've taken before. Goal-setting guru Cameron Harold has explained the painted picture exercise which takes you through a personalized visualization of the future you wish to be leading. The … Continue reading Painted the Future: An Exercise in Goal-Setting
There are four statements that super-entrepreneurs, Chase Jarvis and Chris Guillibeau suggest you should consider before you commit or quit a current endeavour. Quite often, we're scared of quitting...of being branded as non-committal, of giving up before the getting is good. It turns out that quitting is important. Our resources (time, money, attention) are often … Continue reading Commit or Quit?
Featured on Access Hollywood | Instagram @thedopeeducator | I inspire | Educator | Speaker | This teacher has found a way to get his fifth graders pumped up for learning: He challenges them to create their own handshakes. David Jamison, a language arts teacher at Hickory Ridge Elementary School in Memphis, Tennessee, memorized the individual greetings from … Continue reading Ep. 90: The Dope Educator (With David Jay)
Dr. Jody Carrington (child psychologist and author of Kids These Days) talks to me about the Corona Virus pandemic and what we can do to get a grip during this uncertain rollercoaster ride. Listen as she outlines how we can: -navigate the topsy turvy disruption in routine and the world as we know it … Continue reading Not Today Corrrrrrrona! (With Dr. Jody Carrington)
Child psychologist, Dr. Shimi Kang (author of The Tech Solution and The Dolphin Parent) explains how to navigate this uncertain times during the Covid-19 pandemic. We cover a lot of ground and here are a few ideas she shares with us: -the three mindsets to avoid in order to ward off post-traumatic-stress disorder - learning … Continue reading Healthy Heartfelt Habits for the Covid Crisis (With Dr.Shimi Kang)
The amazing entrepreneur, podcast queen, and super-star self-development personality, Marie Forleo just came out with the terrific new book, Everything is Figure-outable. Back in the fall of 2019, she broke down the steps on getting your compass straight with Chase Jarvis on his podcast show: Ask yourself: “When I think about doing this project or saying … Continue reading Yes or No? The Surprising No-Fail Decision Metric from Marie Forleo
In this unprecedented time of distance learning due to Covid-19, Trevor Mackenzie takes us through how to plan for your students remotely. He shares: -the most important things to keep in mind before planning even begins -his favourite platforms that really work for asynchronous and real-time instruction -the one trick you need to keep in … Continue reading Distance Learning Through Inquiry (with Trevor Mackenzie)
It was in Grade Two when I first had the audacity to create an after-school writing club with a handful of friends. Audacious, because my teacher believed that although I showed hints of “potential,” my story craft was evidently pretty weak. Every week or so after the final bell rang, my little crew and I … Continue reading Am I a Storyteller?
How do we create a sense of calm in this Covid-19 Crisis? Listen as Stefanie Szewczyk takes us through some practical ways to work from home. #covid19