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 focus of my last two posts (read here and here) has been on the importance of proactively supporting mental health in youth and how we can do this. I would like to continue on this topic with the focus of this particular post being on adult resources that I have found helpful in either promoting mental health in youth, or… Continue reading Mental Health in Youth – Recommended Resources For Adults
In my last post I discussed the importance of parents and teachers playing a proactive role in maintaining and teaching their kids and students about mental health. In this post, I am sharing a list of resources on the topic of mental health, that I have found useful when working with my students or my own… Continue reading Mental Health in Youth – Recommended Resources For Kids
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.