Through my experiences with elementary school students, I have com to learn the power of books when counselling young kids. They love reading stories about characters who are experiencing the same challenges as they are, and seem to really take the advice in these stories seriously. For some reason, if it’s in a book, they really seem to buy into it. Because of this, I am… Continue reading 7 Great Character Education Books For Kids
Having a bit more down time over the holidays has allowed me to tackle the pile of books at my bedside that I have been wanting to get to for some time now. At the top of this pile was Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, by Daniel Siegel. Daniel Siegel is the person who… Continue reading Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
The Innovator’s Mindset was such an incredible and eye-opening read! While reading, I had the chance to participate in my first MOOC (massive open online course) and was therefore not only reading, but also reflecting with many other educators all over the world! Before reading the book I had been following George Couros on Twitter for a while, and loved… Continue reading The Innovator’s Mindset
At one of the many workshops I was able to attend this past school year, another teacher at my table was raving about a book she had read called Mindset, and how it had changed the way she talks to her students and children (specifically when praising their work). I added the name of the… Continue reading Mindset
Given some of the emotional struggles I witness in my students and my own kids, I am always looking for ways to better teach them social-emotional skills, in the hopes of better equipping them to deal with stress and big emotions.
In my pledge to put my phone down and read more books this summer, I decided to re-read Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson’s, The Whole Brain Child, before lending it out to an interested parent over the holidays. This is a book that I have read now 3 times and I’m sure I will… Continue reading The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture your Child’s Developing Mind