A group of youth at Cal Farley’s came up with a way to get a new perspective of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. It is a powerful reminder of the capability of young minds.
In a video shared by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, Dr. Dan Seigel explores the adolescent brain and offers insight to dispel common, disempowering myths about teen development. Learn more about the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation here.
How do we create schools that encourage emotional intelligence, focus on discipline and not punishment, use best practice instruction, and cultivate talents and interests? Join Steve Van Bockern for Schools that Matter in Victoria, British Columbia, April 26&27.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skaYWKC6iD4 This brief overview provides an introduction to the Six Core Strengths program developed by Dr. Bruce Perry and The Child Trauma Academy.
Sleep is essential to proper brain functioning. When the brain is asleep the brain is not resting. (Medina) Sleep is one of the most important ways we integrate memory and emotion. Dreams occur when the sophisticated area of our brain is uninhibited enough to allow the lower areas of the brain to run wild with[…]
The Washington Post’s Amy Joyce, editor and a writer of their On Parenting section, shares five strategies from Harvard’s Making Caring Common Project about how to raise your kids to be kind. Earlier this year, I wrote about teaching empathy, and whether you are a parent who does so. The idea behind it is from Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the[…]
It is unfortunate that people still claim that we only use 10% of our brain. However, it is likely that the claim will persist as the 2014 movie LUCY has Morgan Freeman reinforcing the claim. While it may be true that some people only reach a small fraction of their potential, it only confuses the understanding[…]
A beautifully animated talk by Daniel Pink the author of Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us.