Archive for June, 2013

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 […]

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 […]

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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8limRtHZPs As an educator, parent, and grandparent, this video reminded me that every person is truly unique and […]

21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 — Your predictions?

After reading several articles in the MindShift series on School Days in the Future, the following list was published on the MindShift blog regarding some things that might become extinct in our schools by 2020.  After reviewing the following list, I believe that some of these are in the process of change or elimination now in our […]

The Nonverbal Message

We all know that at least 80% of our communication and message are delivered nonverbally.  However, did you also know that how we view ourselves and others is communicated by our nonverbal actions.  Please take time to watch this quick clip; it will help make each of us aware of how we share who and […]