#52project · In The Classroom · Life Reflections · professional learning

RELATIONSHIPS – WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?

I recently tweeted the following in response to a question put out to the Twitterverse by Dr. Justin Tarte, an educator who’s ideas and messages often resonate with me. RELATIONSHIPS! Most kids will usually behave out of function of attachment. When they don't it's likely stress behaviour not misbehaviour. — Sheila Vick (@sheila_vick) July 16,… Continue reading RELATIONSHIPS – WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?

#52project · #edublogsclub

Heart Work

It is no secret that being a teacher is hard work, but what is also becoming more and more talked about is that quality teaching also involves a lot of “heart work,” maybe not those words exactly, but that is what I like to call it. I actually believe that ” heart work,”if I can say the word heart this… Continue reading Heart Work

Book Reviews and Reflections · professional learning · Resources

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

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

In The Classroom · Parenting

Mental Health in Youth – What is our role?

Although I have worked in student services for a number of years, it took an experience hitting way closer to home for me to fully realize the struggles that parents raising kids with chronic mental health issues are really facing. I think that overall our society has come a long way in regards to decreasing… Continue reading Mental Health in Youth – What is our role?