family and one word

One Word and Focus Kids grow up so fast. The world changes even faster. What will your students be like in five years?  Ten years? Do they have a vision for the future?  Do they have an idea of the values and the principles that are their foundation? Stephen Covey  wrote extensively about the importance of…

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dream big set goals

Secret Sauce to Goal Setting What does the child in your life wish for in the new year? score a winning run for their baseball team? make an A in algebra? make a new friend? a pony? As we look toward the new year, it is always a good time to teach children about goal…

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Male Student Working At Desk In Chinese School Classroom

Use Brain Science to Teach Kids Not to Give Up Brain science has dramatically changed how we think about the brain.  While much of the research has been applied to helping children learn better in an academic setting, growth mindset research has also taught us how to help children develop high self-esteem while at the…

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How to help kids cope with failure I’ve written a lot of posts on how to handle failure.  There are several of reasons for this.   As a kid, I don’t know that anyone ever helped me understand the role that failure plays in growing, improving and becoming your best self. I just figured out…

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Kids Dream Big

Kids and Vision Boards If there is one activity that is always a hit with kids, it’s creating a vision board.  I’ve used vision boards as a way to create focus for kids around different topics such as goal setting or determining an intention for the next season. In a previous post, I talked about the…

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girl with glasses thinking

Reflection and Review Enhances Learning from Goal Setting In an earlier post this year, I suggested that students set an intention for the year and review that intention midway through the school year and again at the end of the school year.  As the school year comes to a close, it is a good time to determine…

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