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How to Ease Your Stress

According to NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman, we’re living in the age of acceleration… an age filled with excitement, incredible opportunity and rapid, global, systematic change. It’s also a time that if not managed well, can leave us all feeling overwhelmed, stressed, fearful and exhausted.  While we might not be able to change the age we [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Inspire yourself|4 Comments

Free Event: How To Boost Student Engagement

If you’re a principal working to ensure consistent & effective teaching in all classrooms, I want to let you know about the The Grattan Institute report on student engagement.  The report found that: In Australia, many students are consistently [passively] disengaged in class As many as 40% are unproductive in a given year. I believe the report [...]

By | June 4th, 2017|Unleash Learning|0 Comments

Meet My Mom

When I was a kid, my mom had 2 goldfish on her office desk named Happy and Healthy. This never surprised me. With a Master’s in Public Health my mom's goldfish were great reminders of the importance and focus of her work. For most of my life she’s been teaching, leading and talking about wellness, prevention [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Inspire yourself|11 Comments

Great Advice For New Teachers

This month I want to dedicate this post to new teachers. *If you’re not a new teacher…please keep reading.  There’s something for you too.   There’s a lot of startling statistics about how many new teachers leave the profession or about the kinds of obstacles they face. Working with new teachers for over a decade, I know [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Unleash Learning|8 Comments

1 Question To Ask Your Team

Because you and your team are working to make a positive difference…I’m going to ask you to celebrate your success. And to celebrate those successes often. Celebrating success not only helps strengthen the ways your team works together, but it also helps keep everyone inspired.   Yet, many teams I work with are so busy [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Inspire your team|4 Comments

My #1 Teaching Tip

There's one tip I've been giving to people for over two decades. People who use it tell me it saves them energy and helps ensure learning is unleashed for everyone they work with. That tip is simply:  Lose Your Voice Because if you lose your voice, you’ll naturally use successful strategies to ensure everyone is lifting the weights (writing, speaking, explaining, [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Unleash Learning|0 Comments

3 Expert Public Speaking Tips

As we begin 2017 together, I’m more excited then ever to share with you tips, ideas, resources and amazing people to help inspire and re-inspire you for the important work you do for our world. That’s why I want to kick off the year by introducing you to Lindsay Moss.   Lindsay has [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Inspire yourself|4 Comments

How To Support Your Team Through Deep Listening

It can be so tough being a leader! Whether with your students, your team, or your entire organisation, finding consistent ways to support the success of everyone you work with can be challenging.  But great leaders not only can positively impact the entire culture of an organisation, but can also positively help individuals become better both professionally and [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Inspire yourself|2 Comments

This Action Will Help You Reach Your Potential

To become a great athlete, it’s important you know where your equipment is, where your training sessions take place, or the time of the event. The same is true for you and the work you do for our world. Whether it’s your computer files, your filing system, your classroom, your desk, the use of your time, [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Inspire yourself|4 Comments

Always Write First

If you and your team are working to support consistent and effective teaching throughout your organisation, here’s a successful strategy you can all use at the start of your learning sessions. Always Write First. When you always write first you're giving everyone: an opportunity to lift the weights time to think   an opportunity to activate [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|Unleash Learning|0 Comments