I want to take this time to thank all the co-moderators of #sschat for the time and effort they put into planning, and running #scchat each and every month. These are already busy people who… More
It’s always a good day to find a way to help someone else. Think of ways everyday that you can do something for the betterment of humanity.
Being kind is good for your mind, so take time today to help others and in so doing your well being will benefit..
This year I decided I wanted to get stronger with weight training. I know as I get older this is more important than ever, so today I had my first training session and it felt great.
This is new for me, but as I contemplated what I needed , I knew taking the time for myself in this manner would be beneficial. As I journey through this process I hope to learn new skills that I have never had before and already I can see this will be a new venture that will be worthwhile.
I love working in schools. They are dynamic , energetic , never dull and just plain interesting places to be and work in.
Youth are amazing really. I love listening to them and doing my best to help them navigate life.
What a privilege it is.
My neighbours have made where I live a great neighbourhood to live in. They truly make this world a better place. Good things happen here and I am so grateful. Thanks for being so phenomenal.
I work at starting my day each day in a positive way. First by getting up early all by myself and easing into the day. I usually have a cup of tea and a great breakfast as breakfast is my favourite meal. I focus on reading something positive and then off to my day I go. This week I got to spend lots of time with adolescents. They are my favourite to be with. What about you?
What are you up to? Do weekends feel like they use to? They don’t for me , but I’m curious about you. It’s the weekend what are you up to these days?
If you are an educator you know Friday nights you just want to get in your jammies and chill.
So go ahead and do just that!
For Desmond Tutu meeting Trevor Huddleston determined the path of his life. In my own life there are many defining moments that led me to who I am today. Teachers, coaches , community members and a School Counsellor had an impact.
In grade 12 (1976) my School Counsellor Mrs. Brown gave me $100.00 towards my post secondary education. My family could not afford to pay my way. I was the first in my family to go to University so it was certainly a big deal. I did not realize at the time just how much money that was or even how incredible it was that she did that. What a gift and an impact she had on the trajectory of my life. A lacrosse scholarship and a bursary ( both recommended by community members) paid for all four years of my Bachelor of Child Study degree. How fortunate was I ?
I never underestimate the power of a small (albeit grand) gesture in forming who we are and what we choose to do in our lives. I intentionally make sure each day I work with students I keep that in mind. I intentionally pay it forward on as many occasions as I can.
All it takes is a defining moment and you might be the one that makes that happen and if someone makes that happen for you tell them.