Category Archives: Resillience

Kids Shouldn’t Go To School

Dan Haesler – teacher, pills blogger, speaker, Positive Psychology advocate and colleague – has done a fantastic post this week titled “Kids Shouldn’t Go To School.” I think every teacher should take the time to read and ponder over the … Continue reading

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Band-Aids, Fairness, Solutions and My Own Wounds

I used to think that “fair” means that everybody gets the same, but thanks to Richard Lovoie, I came to understand a few years ago that “fair” actually means “getting what you need.” Mrs Saylor, over at Salylor’s Log, uses … Continue reading

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Problems In Perspective

Ever had your child coming home from school with that, online “Worst day of my life!” thing happening? You know those days when they really do feel that the world is coming down on them? I once received this fantastic … Continue reading

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Which House Do You Choose To Build?

 Did you know that as you grow up, patient you build the house you are going to live in one day? When I teach students, thumb I like to use the analogy of building a house when viewing the choices … Continue reading

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Beauty Lies In the Eyes of the Adjudicator

Years of debating against his mother (*sigh*) have turned my Senior Son into a pretty determined debater. Excellent advice from his teacher and support from his debating team have turned him into a strong debater. Which is why, order as … Continue reading

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45 Steps To A Happy Marriage

I enjoyed reading this article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald. Although it has been written for newlyweds, I think it is very appropriate for us “oldies” to read too. Fortunately I am married to a man who detests eating breakfast … Continue reading

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Myths About Motivation

Richard Lavoie – One of the greatest assets to the teaching profession. I have been using his strategies for years and his presentations provide significant insight into the daily experience, emotion and turbulence of a child with a learning disability. … Continue reading

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Learned Helplessness and Resillience

Every teacher and parent should read the article written by Simone Wallington from the Parentshop. Simone uses a great video to show how students learn “helplessness.” It is SO quick and easy for some children and adults to learn to feel … Continue reading

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Things I Have Learned This Week

 This week, I am in linking to Not So Silent Mommy’s Five. Here are the Five Things I Leaned This Week: Life loves throwing curveballs and I wish that just sometimes Life would “throw” and miss. No matter how many … Continue reading

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Altruistic By Choice – Parenting Lessons from the Rain

How appropriate that it was raining when I discovered a very special blog post by Ronae Jull over at JRSSE Hope Coaching. I was meant to find her in the rain. RJ has written a very special article called Altruistic … Continue reading

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