Start the Year by Looking at the End

This is the perfect time to set your children up for a successful school year. I’ve often been asked by colleagues about the engagement they see in my classroom. It’s really no secret. I learned a long time ago that you can take a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink. You can’t

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Question: “What Excuse Do I Give When I Am Late to School?”

I received the question, “What excuse do I give when I am late to school?” It was asked by a high school student. This question points to two areas of concern; 1. He hasn’t learned the value of admitting one’s mistakes and learning from them, 2. He doesn’t understand the value of being honest. We

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Stop Nagging Start – Get Children Real About Time

Nagging happens because we nag. One challenge is how to stop the nagging when children have no concept of time. If they don’t understand what a minute feels like, then how can they honor a five minute warning. To stop the nagging, we need to take the first two steps:We need to say what we

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FREE Zooms Every Wednesday in July

I have received requests from parents and teachers for support sessions for the situation they experienced with their children during Covid. Time management issues were the biggest concern of those seeking help. I’ll be offering a FREE Zoom every Wednesday at 10 am PST beginning in July. Limited spaces are available, so click on this

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Three FREE Live Events For Subscribers

MONDAY: The Power of the Question and How to Overcome the Fear of Asking Them 11am pst. Click this link to join my Victoria’s Challenge Group and join the group so you can log on early so you don’t miss anything. Have you paper and pencil ready. Monday’s FREE will focus on the power of

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I Admit It – I Am a Rebel

In the 1980’s, a paradigm shift occurred that placed focus on testing and pushing to get better scores. I put my foot down and decided I could not focus on test scores. They were only a snapshot of my students, but the negative impact on their self-esteem was not worth risking. I cared about the

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Kill Failure With Word Choice

We all want our children to be successful. They may have the intelligence, mindset, and potential to be successful, but something seems to get in their way. Over the years, I have had children describe themselves in different ways. Some children use the following words to describe themselves: artistic, funny, fun, serious, smart, and capable.

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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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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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