Strategies for Challenges Promote Positive Mindsets

Starting off the year with a proper mindset will make the difference between a successful year and one that is steeped in challenges. The first place to start is by determining what kind of year students want to have. A beautiful thing about teachers is they allow their new students to start the year with

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Creativity is the Key to Future Success

It may not be long before we are traveling like the Jetsons. If one is old enough to remember the cartoon, it was the mother who had the first automatic vacuum. It took 50 years for scientists to discover how to make it a reality. t’s called the Roomba. Surprising enough, it has been cartoonists

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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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The Homework Doc Answers Questions

I have been receiving a flood of questions. Instead of answering them once, I thought others may find them interesting. Please feel free to add your comments. If you have to design curriculum of secondary level what care you will follow in selection and organization of content and learning activities in curriculum? And discuss the

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The Sky is the Limit

I am visiting Kona, Hawaii. It is the island of happiness. The first thing I like to do is drive down the coast on Ali’i drive and marvel at the brilliant turquoise and deep blue waters and the contrast they create as the splash onto the jet black lava. I also turn on 101.5 on

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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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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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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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