On March 7th, I was the guest speaker in a series called Women of Accomplishment at an honorary organization for female educators. We covered the topics of social emotional skills and mindfulness. They were such an engaging group of women, many of whom had many years of experience. I hope they enjoyed the discussion as […]
Toolbox for Teachers Wins Grow Your Value Competition on MSNBC
I had the enormous honor of participating in Grow Your Value, Mika Brzezinski’s recent nationwide challenge to empower women to know their value in the workplace. The competition included resiliency training at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, FL, a hair, makeup and wardrobe makeover and the help of one very talented coach, Jenn Lea […]
Do your students have Grit? The new buzzword in education
Got grit??? This recent NPR piece examines the benefits and challenges of teaching ‘grittiness’ to students in order to promote resilience. Central to thinking about teaching grittiness or resilience to children are two ideas: The award winning research of Angela Duckworth (UPenn Psychology professor) who argued that grit is a better measure of success than […]
What students remember most about teachers
For your day: http://pursuitofajoyfullife.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/what-students-remember-most-about-teachers/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social+media&utm_campaign=nfpa-fema-2014
How can we be there for students when schoolwork and standardized tests are frustrating? An account of why standardized tests should be used very sparingly, here is a thought-provoking article by some astute mothers.