I don't know about you, but I think if ever there was a time for a little extra kindness, this is IT! Kindness boosts our connection to one another, helps soothe our anxiety, and brings about a sense of psychological safety. Let's mobilize kindness and make a big impact, together, one small act at a time!
Ep. 89: How to be “Teacher of the Year” (With Kayla Dornfeld)
Kayla Dornfeld is the 2019 North Dakota Teacher of the Year, and Mrs. West Fargo International. Kayla is a two-time (2017 and 2018) Global Hundred honoree, recognizing her as 1 of the top 100 innovative educators in the world. The New York Times named her "one of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States". She has … Continue reading Ep. 89: How to be “Teacher of the Year” (With Kayla Dornfeld)
21-Days of (Physically-Distanced) Kindness
As we make preparations to move back into the classroom in British Columbia, tensions are high and people across sectors are scrambling to accommodate back-to-work orders in a physically-distanced, Covid-pandemic era. I've been scouring the internet for ideas that will enable me to continue supporting my students' online learning and Social Emotional Learning, while attempting … Continue reading 21-Days of (Physically-Distanced) Kindness
Marble-Jar Trust (Brené Brown)
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)
Commit or Quit?
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?
Ep. 90: The Dope Educator (With David Jay)
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)
Not Today Corrrrrrrona! (With Dr. Jody Carrington)
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)
Healthy Heartfelt Habits for the Covid Crisis (With Dr.Shimi Kang)
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)
Yes or No? The Surprising No-Fail Decision Metric from Marie Forleo
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
Am I a Storyteller?
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?