Emotional Intelligence Tips and Techniques

https://youtu.be/H0FukgqItxM 5 Ways to Create Meaningful Connections in a Virtual World This list was initially created for students embarking on a new career during covid-19. It also includes EQ techniques helpful for everyone. Connect with intention. Before engaging with someone online, take a step back and ask why you are doing so. What is the... Continue Reading →

My philosophy of teaching.

I have one intention in mind when I walk into a classroom:  How can I warm up the room? 🔥 “Enthusiasm is contagious.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J4oL093oU0 In this short video I share the thoughts that go through my mind as I walk into a classroom and meet my psychology students for the first time. I also discuss the specifics of how... Continue Reading →

Strengthened by adversity.

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” C. S. Lewis When was the last time you had to start over?This was a big week back at St. College College — and all colleges across Ontario. Students were returning to school after a 5 week province-wide strike. An arduous situation that was well beyond student... Continue Reading →

From digital distraction to student connection.

How do teachers compete with smartphones? They don't. Resistance is futile. Competing with a machine is a downhill battle. Instead, teachers must focus on what they do best - connecting with students.  Rather than lamenting about students being glued to their smartphone, teachers should consider why students do it in the first place. You can't solve a problem... Continue Reading →

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