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How to Become a Better Educator

“To teach from the heart what is nurtured in the mind is the professor’s greatest dream.” Unknown Be not a teacher but a designer of learning! Create enjoyable, rewarding learning experiences for your students and foster the natural inquiry within… Continue Reading →

Getting More than My Feet Wet

I already shared my exciting news with you– I wrote and published a paperback book! SMART Reflections: A Reflective Goal-Setting Workbook for Educators is available on Amazon. You might be quick to judge and think that a workbook isn’t a real book,… Continue Reading →

SMART Reflections

Ahh!! The day is finally here. I have been yearning for this day for as long as I can remember. Being pregnant, that’s not very long. (That was a joke.) In all reality though, I have dreamt of publishing a book… Continue Reading →

Can Flow Be Coached?

Maybe, maybe not. The phrase “go with the flow” provides only temporary encouragement, temporary attainment of flow. We need clear goals and skills to overcome specific challenges to help us reach and maintain the flow state, the flow experience. Happiness… Continue Reading →

Change is Good

Although change is inevitable, it is often challenging and a little scary. Repeat the following: “From this day forward, I will embrace challenges confidently and with an open mind. I will view change as an opportunity for education and self-improvement…. Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk about Eating

Q: Why do we eat? A: We eat to nourish our bodies, providing the substance and the fuel we need to enjoy the activities we love! Affirmation: “I am the only expert of my body.” Do you think or worry… Continue Reading →

Being Intentional: Family Holidays

How can we be intentional this Christmas season? How can we maintain our sanity amidst the “busyness” of consumerism or the ridiculousness of some family conversations? Before answering these questions, take a few minutes to think about what they actually… Continue Reading →

Halfway Up

In the pursuit of our dreams and goals (sports, business, relationships, life), many of us think about our potential barriers and refer to our journey as climbing up a “mountain.”  While it is important to set crazy awesome goals, it is also… Continue Reading →

Not Built in a Day

As we embark on new adventures or as we set out to reach new goals, it is important to remember that growth takes times. We must slowly replace an old habit with a new, healthier or more productive habit. And… Continue Reading →

Backward Design

Backward design is a scientific and creative process that encourages facilitators to focus on more than the educational or clinical outcomes. Backward design is a process by which to achieve deep and enduring understanding that can be transferred across contexts.1-4… Continue Reading →

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