Blog #111 – LEARN TO BE A GOOD LISTENER

Every teacher, academic coach and parent needs to be a good listener. Students and children need to know that what they say is important. They can learn to be good listeners themselves by observing the adults around them. Be willing to answer questions, as each question asked is ...

Blog #99 – IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION

Teachers, academic coaches and parents need to emphasize the importance of communication with their students and their children. They should model what effective communication looks like. Communication is not only talking but also listening. When communicating with another indiv...

Blog #92 – THE IMPORTANCE OF REFLECTION

In your career or in life, reflection is very important. Taking time to think of things that you have said or have done is vital. Self-analyzing helps improve the work that you do and the relationships you have. Reflection is necessary if you expect to be successful in the work t...

Blog #88 – REWARD THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

Students that you teach or coach should be rewarded for their pursuit of excellence. I do not define excellence as being a perfect score on an assignment or assessment. I do not define it as winning the first place trophy at a tournament. In general, what I stress is that student...

Blog #85 – LEARN TO SHARE

Learning to share is an attribute that all of us need to possess. Although when it comes to sharing, we think of sharing material things. I feel that sharing of knowledge and experiences is also very important. Helping others have success by sharing what you know is something tha...