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1/17/2016: It is Almost Martin Luther King Jr Day!

It is almost Martin Luther King Jr Day!The week Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a wonderful time to teach your students about the life and legacy of the great American Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.I have created two original plays about Dr. King, I Have A Dream – The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading

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Building Self-Confidence – Stress Management Skills from Mind Tools

Building Self-ConfidencePreparing Yourself for Success!Build your self-confidencewith James Manktelow & Amy Carlson.From the quietly confident doctor whose advice we rely on, to the charismatic confidence of an inspiring speaker, self-confident people have qualities that everyone admires.Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. Sadly, this can be a vicious circle: People who lack self-confidence can find it difficult to become successful.After all, most people are reluctant to back a project that’s being pitched by someone who was nervous, fumbling, and overly apologetic.On the other hand, you might be persuaded by someone who speaks clearly, who holds his or her head high, who answers questions assuredly, and who readily admits when he or she does not know something.Self-confident people inspire confidence in others: their audience, their peers, their bosses, their customers, and their friends. And gaining the confidence of others is one of the key ways in which a self-confident person finds success.The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned and built on. And, whether you’re working on your own self-confidence or building the confidence of people around you, it’s well-worth the effort!How Confident do you Seem to Others?Your level of self-confidence can show in many ways: your behavior, your body language, how you speak, what you say, and so on. Continue reading

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Building Self-Confidence – Prepare Yourself for Success – Stress …

Building Self-ConfidencePreparing Yourself for Success!Build your self-confidencewith James Manktelow & Amy Carlson.From the quietly confident doctor whose advice we rely on, to the charismatic confidence of an inspiring speaker, self-confident people have qualities that everyone admires.Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. Sadly, this can be a vicious circle: People who lack self-confidence can find it difficult to become successful.After all, most people are reluctant to back a project that’s being pitched by someone who was nervous, fumbling, and overly apologetic.On the other hand, you might be persuaded by someone who speaks clearly, who holds his or her head high, who answers questions assuredly, and who readily admits when he or she does not know something.Self-confident people inspire confidence in others: their audience, their peers, their bosses, their customers, and their friends. And gaining the confidence of others is one of the key ways in which a self-confident person finds success.The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned and built on. Continue reading

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How Playing Cool Math Games Can Boost Your Child’s Learning

Playing cool math games online can have a multitude of benefits for your child’s learning. Besides improving memory and aptitude for learning, math games may also boost your child’s confidence in the subject and prepare them for more challenging learning experiences later in life, or else they may find it hard later on.Children that are naturally gifted at math are usually very confident when it is taught in their normal class curriculum. However, kids that are not naturally gifted at number crunching may benefit from assistance. It will eventually pay off, not only in class tests but also in other aspects of life where self-esteem and confidence are paramount.Regardless of your child’s level of study and skills in math, they can still benefit greatly from a host of cool math games online.Boost Self-Esteem through Math GamesChildren are usually intimidated by the environment at school, among other factors Continue reading

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Learning to Trust Yourself: Mindfulness & Vulnerability | Mindfulness …

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us there is something valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – E. E. CummingsWhen was the last time you experienced a moment of self-doubt? In a world full of seemingly endless choices and information it’s natural to feel a bit overwhelmed Continue reading

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Introduction to June's Value: Self-Reliance and Potential | Advice for …

IntroductionOur fifteen-year-old daughter, true to her age, her hormones, and her nature, had spent the evening alternating between hot anger, cool sullenness, agitated irritation at other family members, and woeful, sorrowful withdrawal. “I’m going to flunk math because the teacher is so weird. He never explains anything. He grades way too hard. Continue reading

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10 Keys to Happiness

This is an article from www.actionforhappiness.org and I found it so incredibly valuable that I wanted to pass it on.Action for Happiness has developed the 10 Keys to Happier Living based on a review of the latest scientific research relating to happiness.Everyone’s path to happiness is different, but the research suggests these Ten Keys consistently tend to have a positive impact on people’s overall happiness and well-being. The first five (GREAT) relate to how we interact with the outside world in our daily activities*. (* The first five keys are based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing developed by nef as part of the UK Government’s Foresight Project on Mental Capital.)The second five (DREAM) come more from inside us and depend on our attitude to life.GIVING – Do things for othersRELATING – Connect with peopleEXERCISING – Take care of your bodyAPPRECIATING – Notice the world aroundTRYING OUT – Keep learning new thingsDIRECTION – Have goals to look forward toRESILIENCE – Find ways to bounce backEMOTION – Take a positive approachACCEPTANCE – Be comfortable with who you areMEANING – Be part of something biggerTen keys to happier livingThe Ten Keys are explained in more detail below. Each has a related question to help us think about how our activities and attitudes affect our well-being and the well-being of the others around us.GIVINGDo things for othersCaring about others is fundamental to our happiness. Helping other people is not only good for them and a great thing to do; it also makes us happier and healthier too. Continue reading

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Building Self Confidence and Self Esteem | Self improvement tips

As a hypnotherapist I specialise in helping people to develop confidence and self esteem.Perhaps surprisingly, the people who ask for my help are not shrinking violets and their reasons for wanting to develop enhanced self confidence are not wholly selfish. Consider a few examples. The names have been changed.John works for a large corporate. Diligent, startlingly intelligent and very ambitious, he found that his ideas were consistently overlooked. This wasn’t enough of a catalyst to bring him to my door, however Continue reading

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Building Confidence While Learning Something New | Smart …

I wish I could tell you that there is a magic pill, a specific recipe that will get you all the self confidence in the world in an instant. What I can tell you are specific elements that can contribute to your personal self confidence when learning something new by understanding learning curves, would that be of value?To begin with, let me first share a brief history of where I started in order for you to get a grasp on why I can speak to you on this. I used to be a painfully shy girl that hardly spoke. I was awkward, gangly, had a uni-brow a mullet and wore coke bottle glasses (even though I didn’t need them). In my mind self confidence was something others had, not me Continue reading

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Building Self Confidence – Mindset Daily

The Secrets of a Self-Confident Life!June 2012 Mindset CollectionIf you were given a survery asking you about your self confidence, how would you respond? Would you say that you are confident? On a scale of 1-10, where would you rank yourself?Your confidence level is extremely important. Those who lack confidence are less likely to step out of their comfort zone, less likely to take risks, and less likely to seek the future they so desperately desire.Those who are confident radiate that confidence from within, and tend to always be moving forward towards their goals.Within each person are talents and gifts that make them valuable to the world, as long as they recognize those talents and gifts.Those who lack confidence may not recognize the full capabilities they posses within themselves. Doubts may paralyze them, preventing them from every achieving what they would have if they had only believed in themselves.What can you do to strengthen your confidence?If you find yourself struggling, consider the source of your confidence Continue reading

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