Teachers – Put your oxygen mask on first

By | Health and Wellbeing

Image source: Flickr There is a reason that you are required to put your own oxygen mask on first in an emergency. You can’t help anyone if you yourself are incapacitated. Teachers are some of the most selfless people on the planet. We are constantly giving to others at the sacrifice of our own health. Whether it be time, support,…

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Create the whitespace in your day

By | Health and Wellbeing

Image source: Unsplash.com It’s often not till we have a real break that we appreciate the frenetic pace that we live our lives at. Normal is high paced, stress-laden and tension filled. We bounce from meeting to teaching to email to reporting and everything else in between. Time as a resource is stretched to capacity and there is never enough…

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Take your learning to the stratosphere with flow

By | Flow

After about ten minutes of thought, I began to lose myself in the variations. It is a strange feeling. First you are a person looking at a chessboard. You calculate the various alternatives, the mind gaining speed as it pores through the complexities, until consciousness of one’s separation from the position ebbs away and what remains is the sensation of…

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Embrace the struggle and get into FLOW

By | Flow

“Flow is the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – Flow The following is a four part exploration series on the known stages of Flow as…

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Finding your true authentic creative voice

By | Growth and development

“If you take the process of creativity seriously, it has no shortcuts. You need to wait for authenticity. The discomfort is always there.” Jad Abumrad – Founder of Radiolab We all have our heroes. Creative individuals who make the creating of art seem easy. The quality of their work inspires you in one breath and stalls you with another. We…

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