Why Problem-Solving Doesn’t Help Students Succeed

Why Problem-Solving Doesn’t Help Students Succeed

It’s a surprising concept, but solving problems and seeking solutions are entirely different…and seeking solutions works a lot better a lot of the time than trying to solve problems. How could that be? When we present this idea in our professional development...
6 Magic Words: Jump Start Your Growth Mindset

6 Magic Words: Jump Start Your Growth Mindset

Today I’m going to share with you the 6 magic words that have helped me embrace a growth mindset…and stop the thoughts that hold people back. It’s hard to image that such a simple strategy could spell the difference between failure and success, but...
How Are Your 2016 Resolutions Going?

How Are Your 2016 Resolutions Going?

Why Most SMART Goals Aren’t Smart…. What You Can Do to Reach Your Goals or Help Others Reach Theirs With January passing by quickly, how are your New Year’s Resolutions going? For many of us, creating New Year’s Resolutions is an annual ritual in which we commit to...
Shift Mindsets to Grow and Thrive

Shift Mindsets to Grow and Thrive

Don’t tell me how talented you are. Tell me how hard you work. –Artur Rubenstein, one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. –Albert Einstein, one of the greatest physicists of...
Mobile Phones: Social or not Social

Mobile Phones: Social or not Social

Smart Phone: Social or not Social? Friend or Foe? The true answer is probably “all.” In many ways, smartphones make the world a smaller place. I still marvel at the ability to text, call, or even video chat with people all over the world. Using social media platforms,...
How to Talk So Your Doctor Will Listen

How to Talk So Your Doctor Will Listen

Person-centered Care Means that Patients Count…A Lot Changes in today’s healthcare system call on patients and families to take more active roles in their own health and in the care they receive to maximize that health. “Person-centered” care is a...
Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day

Be Smart, Be Safe…and Celebrate! If you read the CDC page for Global Handwashing Day, it sounds a bit like a primer for preventing (so-called) third-world problems: “Global Handwashing Day is a way to support a global and local culture of handwashing with soap,...