The Power of Play

Uncategorized Jun 17, 2019

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SUMMARY

Play is a key ingredient to human happiness – your happiness and the happiness of your students.

But the importance of play goes far beyond happiness.  The American Association of Pediatrics affirmed that play is a vital contributor to the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of children and youth.  The United...

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Formal & Informal Learning

Uncategorized Jun 07, 2019

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SUMMARY

Have you ever tried to teach your students something… and got frustrated because it just wasn’t sticking?  For whatever reason, the kids weren’t internalizing it?

Look, this is more common than you know.  One of the best ways to inspire and cement learning is understanding two related concepts.  Now despite that...

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Guiding Through Choices

Uncategorized May 29, 2019

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SUMMARY

 PART ONE – The Power of Choice

So, as children develop from birth through childhood and adolescence, one of the most important skills that is developed along the way is the skill of choosing.  When a child or youth is allowed to choose, they develop neural pathways that, with encouragement and guidance, lead to success in critical...

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Developing Leadership and Student Voice

Uncategorized May 15, 2019

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SUMMARY

Now, whether you’re a classroom teacher, an afterschool professional, sports coach, even a preschool teacher, I’m here to tell you that you most definitely have a role in molding your students’ leadership abilities, and you definitely have a responsibility to help them find their true inner voice.  In doing so, you help the...

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Why Do Most Athletes Have a Coach - But Most Teachers Don't?

Uncategorized May 10, 2019

You may have seen on my Facebook page that this past week I was in San Diego, going through the week-long recertification process so I can continue my practice as a Certified High Performance Coach.  As a Certified High Performance Coach, I work one-on-one with people to help them go to new levels of performance in their professional and personal lives – I especially love to do this...

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Transforming Education: Relationships (ERE part 2)

 
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SUMMARY

This video looks at the second part of the ERE … RELATIONSHIPS. This is the piece that is most often ignored by our traditional training and education. In addressing RELATIONSHIPS, Rick looks at three aspects of how relationships are key to the learning and growth process, and how...

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Three Takeaways from High Performance Academy

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SUMMARY

I attended a four-day event in Phoenix, Arizona called HIGH PERFORMANCE ACADEMY. So much of what was taught at High Performance Academy has great relevance to teachers, coaches, OST professionals – really, anybody who works with children and youth on an ongoing basis. So, I want to share with...

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Transforming Education: Environment (ERE part 1)

e r e environment Jan 11, 2019

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SUMMARY

This video discusses the first piece of the ERE framework, ENVIRONMENT. The idea is that everything we do as educators to shape our students’ outcomes can be categorized into one of these three areas: Environments, Relationships, and Experiences.

Rick goes over the three key distinctions that...

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Transforming Education : Behavior Guidance

 

SUMMARY

  • Guidance vs Management - We GUIDE people, we MANAGE things. You can manage the heck out of your schedule, your curriculum, your environment. But when you try to MANAGE children and youth, you set up a dynamic that negates the humanity of the children and youth you're working with.
  • Begin with the End in Mind - One of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey,...
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