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Victoria Olivadoti

Critical Thinking Requires the Ability to Know What to Block Out

I want to share an amazing article I read in The Conversation that describes the skills that are not being taught, but will be essential for our children’s future use of technology. Sam Wineburg, Professor of Education and (by courtesy) History, Stanford University, approach the needs of today’s students and I feel it is crucial

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Covid Demonstrated a Need to Change- No More Push to Nowhere!

Resilient, self-relient, self-advocates, effective time managers, and excellent communicators are happy empowered children. When a child has strategies they don’t become paralyzed. When children don’t have strategies, they see no recourse and receive no relief. Covid proved we need to have a different focus on your children’s future education. The focus on academic achievement got

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Ease Math Anxiety – Less is Better

Math facts are one thing that will need to be visited every summer. Some people work under the premise that more practice is better, but the opposite is true. All research proves that memorization without understanding and cramming for tests will not create lasting memories. Math teachers will agree that the most common mistakes they

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Asking Questions Requires One to be Vulnerable

When we ask questions or have hard conversations with others, we are making ourselves vulnerable. Most people fear being vulnerable. It takes courage to open ourselves to shame or criticism. And learning how to allow oneself to recognize and address those who shame is a powerful life skill we can give our children.  According to

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Prepare for the Fall With a Day at the Beach

Today I decided to take myself to the beach. I find the effect of the ocean releases creativity. So with a journal in hand, I walked down the cliff to the majestic Crystal Cove in California. The weather was perfect. There weren’t many people, so it provided the feel of a somewhat private beach. As

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Sure Fire Ways to Get Children Caught Up This Summer

Getting children ahead this summer is as simple as getting out into nature. Are you wondering how to get your children caught up during the summer? Save your money! Avoid the hype of programs that pray on parents’ concerns about their children being behind because of Covid. Your children are not being left behind. education spirals

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Fear of Asking Questions in a Question

I am receiving a large number of questions, and because they can apply to many people, I wanted to share the answers. Today’s Question “Why does answering questions in an online classroom give me more anxiety than answering questions in a physical classroom?” This is a great question, because the question is the key to

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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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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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