Positive psychology on campus

What is Positive Psychology? https://youtu.be/uAFNjr29sy4 "While traditional psychology focused its attention on pathology and problems, in the relatively new field of positive psychology, researchers strive to explore and understand the strengths of individuals and communities that contribute to their flourishing." Source: Psychology Guide Strengths first. I am passionate about what positive psychology can do for... Continue Reading →

Study Tip: Stay Focused

This post was inspired by the one question students ask year after year: "Why Can't I Remember Anything?" More often than not, it's a focusing and attention issue, not a memory problem. Atkinson–Shiffrin Memory Model An important distinction between attention and memory described in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVLM9VWCkeU Stay Focused You Can't Do Big Things... 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 →

Teaching Stress Resilience at School

How can educators help foster stress resilience in their students? We all have stress. It’s a universal human experience. The key is to not let stress become our identity. Instead, with and open mindset and the right set of resilience skills we have the opportunity to reach a whole new level of purpose and well-being. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUh9qqA0x3Y&t=410s Stress... Continue Reading →

Teaching Psychology with Enthusiasm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J4oL093oU0 I love teaching about psychology as much as I love writing about psychology. And that's a lot! Psychology is my passion  Students First Is My Philosophy Which is why I take every opportunity I have to support and encourage student success and development. Whether it be as a reference for college scholarships. Helping stressed out... Continue Reading →

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