Giving Gifts From The Heart

The holiday season is a time of year to remind us to give thanks for all we have and to give to those in need. It is also a time to remind us what’s really important and what isn’t. The holiday season is a joyous time for many. Although for some it triggers feeling of […]

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Setting SMART Student Goals

My 7 year old recently started Karate lessons and after a few weeks his teacher sent us an email saying, “Now that you have been with us for a few weeks, you are really starting to progress. Keep up the good work! If you haven’t already set some training goals for yourself, now is a […]

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Teaching Children Perspective

Children of all ages are still developing in forming and understanding their own perspectives, as well as understanding the perspectives of others. It entails many skills, emotionally, socially and developmentally. It requires children to see the bigger picture of things. I think I had pretty good perspective taking skills as a child. I was socially […]

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Student Motivation- Intrinsic or Extrinsic?

Intrinsic or extrinsic motivation? That is the question. In today’s classrooms there is a lot of talk around which kind of motivation is best for students and how to motivate students period. To compare the two, intrinsic motivation comes within the person with the reward of positive feelings inside, while extrinsic motivation is driven by […]

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