Seven Super Ideas for Celebrating Kindness in February

It's February...love month. Loving others, loving neighbors, loving our students, loving our children, and yes, you guessed it, loving ourselves.  Photo by Maksim Romashkin on Pexels.com Here are 7 Spectacular ways you can incorporate kindness lessons and activities with your classroom, school, or your very own children:1. Kindness Rocks - How to start this inclusive project in … Continue reading Seven Super Ideas for Celebrating Kindness in February

Advice for My Children

Dear Child, You are perfect just as you are. Remember that it’s never too late to unbecome who the world thought you were supposed to be. There are times when you might forget your own worth. You might twist yourself in a pretzel to make someone else happy, but make yourself miserable. Just be yourself. … Continue reading Advice for My Children

Adopting a “Life-Fit” Mindset

  Adopting a Life-Fit Mindset I often get asked how I manage to fit podcast-creation, online content conception, professional development planning, full-time teaching, mothering, and managing our house at the same time in a balanced way, and the truth is I DON’T! I’ve learned recently that there is no such thing as work-life balance. The … Continue reading Adopting a “Life-Fit” Mindset

Forgiveness=Peace

When we look back on our life, we have to appreciate all of the mistakes and pitfalls as a whole...even if they make us cringe. All of the moments in your life have contributed to the wisdom you have today. Forgive yourself for your past. You would not be you without it. And what about … Continue reading Forgiveness=Peace

Shame vs. Humiliation vs. Guilt vs. Embarrassment (Brené Brown)

Have you ever wondered what the difference between shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment are?  Often we use these words interchangeably, but Dr. Brené Brown has so beautifully described the difference between the 4 terms: Shame is “I am bad”  Shame is a focus on self. Imagine you've worked really hard to prepare a presentation with … Continue reading Shame vs. Humiliation vs. Guilt vs. Embarrassment (Brené Brown)

Power of Moments

What makes for a powerful, memorable moment, in school or otherwise? Naturally, we all seek to be memorable. Nobody dreams of living an unremarkable life. We all want to be special to somebody. Some of us seek accolades from the masses, while others seek to be important to just a select few. That's part of … Continue reading Power of Moments

E 35: But, I’m Not Indigenous: How to Explore Indigenous Ways of Learning, Authentically (with Adrienne Gear)

With the advent of more ethically-conscious curricula that challenge the outdated colonialist outlook on history, educators are more responsible than ever for carefully and accurately talking about cultures and ways of knowing that may not be personally familiar to us. In light of the Canadian government’s reconciliation efforts with indigenous people, the way we teach … Continue reading E 35: But, I’m Not Indigenous: How to Explore Indigenous Ways of Learning, Authentically (with Adrienne Gear)

E 17: Can You Teach Kindness and Empathy? : Actionable, Proven Tips You Can Implement in Your Class Starting Today (with Barbara Gruener)

Some people believe that empathy is intrinsic, something you’re either born with or you’re not. Well, my guest today believes that all children have the capacity to be kind, compassionate contributors, we just have to be willing to teach them how.