Victoria Olivadoti

Converting Blamers and Shamers to Thrivers

I have been asked many times what is my secret to helping children overcome learning obstacles and grow into thrivers.  The success comes when the children understand they can’t blame anyone or anything for what they are dealing with. They learn how to look at a challenge and see how they can take responsibility for

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It Helps to Look Through Other's Lenses

Myths About What Students Need to Succeed

Beliefs are individual’s truth until one sees through other’s lenses. I am hoping to help parents and teaches examine the beliefs or myths that parents and educational institutions have promoted for the last 40 years, and build a better future for our children that focuses on how to thrive instead of survive. Myth #1: Every

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Seeing Covid Learning Through Different Lenses

Many parents chose the on-line learning option for their children. At the time, they were more concerned about Covid and could not predict the chaos that would follow in their homes. They were not prepared for the disruptions to their own careers when they too were thrown into being a distant employee with a home

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Celebrating Mistakes Through Story Writing

Click here to Subscribe to Victoria’s Blog Every year I asked my students to write stories geared to eight year olds. The source for their stories were challenges they had faced and overcome. The personal experience provided them with all the details and a ready made plot. When asked to describe the feelings of their 

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A Vision of the Past – Creating the Thrivers of the Future

“As we move into the 21st century, we need to prepare our children for the information age. Parents’ roles will now need to focus on helping their children navigate the information highway. The computer age will require students become adept at problem solving and time-management. Technology is changing so fast that more than likely the

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A Poem for Our Time

I wrote the following poem about 26 years ago with my mother, that expressed the challenges we were having with children being too dependent on their parents to help them with homework.  I sit at this paper and I stare and I think. This homework and these projects have me right on the brink! The

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My Children Are Acting Out

Children are manifesting many puzzling behaviors today. Parents are reporting unexplained tantrums. When asked why they threw a fit, most children can’t explain it. Others are avoiding work that they once would tackle without trouble. I believe we are seeing the impact of a prolonged period of unnatural stress and fear. Many students are absorbing

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About Victoria

Victoria is an educational consultant, nationally recognized speaker. Her over 50 years in education has been focused on developing resilient self-reliant self-advocates who know how to tap into their innate ability to independently solve challenges.

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