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
I recently came across a blogpost shared by Dean Shareski on Twitter in which he shared his watershed moments of learning. I loved reading about his lightbulb moments, as well as those of his readers, and was inspired to share mine. I have been reflecting on my own watershed moments (the defining moments in my career as… Continue reading Watershed Moments
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
As a teacher and mother to young children, and also as daughter to a mother with Parkinson’s Disease (a neurological disease), I am always seeking to better understand the brain and how it works. This year I had the opportunity to work closely with, and collaborate with an incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated school psychologist, whom… Continue reading Big Brain, Little Brain – Teaching Kids About the Brain and Self-Regulation