Archive for June, 2013

It’s a Wrap for Pre-K Boot Camp 2013!

The 2013 Region 10 Pre-K Boot Camp 2013, Fairy Tales and Flip-Flops, took place earlier this week and it was a blast! Hopefully you were there with us, but in case you missed it, here are some of the highlights: The Three Bears participated in a writing workshop that stressed the importance of Mama and […]

Charging the Human Battery: Day 5 Spend Time with Positive People

“The key to success in life is using the good thoughts of wise people.” Leo Tolstoy Many years ago,  I  heard a quote that I have never forgotten: “you will obtain more wisdom by spending an hour with a wise person that you’ll gain by reading twenty books”.  I have made it a point to meet […]

Charging the Human Battery: Day 4 Celebrate Your Success of the Day

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene According to sports psychologist, Jim Fannin, the last 30 minutes of every waking day is recorded and replayed that night by our subconscious minds between 15-17 times.  This replay occurs about 5 times more that any […]

What are you reading this summer? How are you reading this summer? Audio? E-book? Print?

Charging the Human Battery: Day 3

 ” Laughter is an instant vacation.” Milton Berle Did you know that children laugh about 400 times a day while adults laugh only about 25 times a day.  Research shows that smiling produces more serotonin in our brains and laughter reduces stress, increases our immune system and causes our bodies to release “feel good” endorphins.  […]

Charging the Human Battery: Day 2

 ” The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings” Eric Hoffer Robert Emmons, a professor of psychology at the University of California Davis, states that research has shown that grateful people tend to be more optimistic which increases the immune  function, improves heart health and happiness Today, try  turning […]

Charging the Human Battery

Over the past few days, I have been reading passages from a book by Mac Anderson called Charging the Human Battery.  This week I will be sharing some sage advice from both Mac Anderson and Jon Gordon regarding some basic fundamentals on rejuvenation and self-motivation.  Just remember …people are like sticks of dynamite; the power’s […]

TV and Children’s Behavior

As the summer heats up, some might be tempted to stay inside, relaxing in front of the television, enjoying the comfort of the air conditioning. If you have young children, please remember that what they view on TV can have an impact on their behavior now and in the future! Research studies have indicated that […]

Listen Up!

Summer is here! For us here at Region 10 that means lots of driving to provide training in districts. For me, this means that the “season of audiobooks” has arrived!! With the right book downloaded, I can be tranquil in the most frustrating traffic jams. So, for those of you who are also audiobook lovers, […]

Every Child is Unique

As classes come to a close and we all have a few weeks to ponder on the successes and failures of the last school year, please take some time– just a few minutes– to watch this video: As an educator, parent, and grandparent, this video reminded me that every person is truly unique and […]