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What coaching and mentoring is...and isn't

A lovely overview from Sarah Whiting, about what coaching and mentoring is...and isn't, and a couple of the options available through CORE Education.

The description from the Edtalks site reads:

Sarah Whiting, facilitator for CORE Education, discusses the role of coaching and mentoring in teaching. She talks about how important it is that coaching and mentoring happens alongside people, providing support in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. Sarah explains how…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 8, 2018 at 16:54 — No Comments

Why and How to Effectively Start Monitoring Your Children’s Phone

As a parent, you may consider monitoring your kid’s online activities in order to make them spend less time on the Internet and not engage with dangerous things. Still, there’s a fine line between monitoring and invading their privacy. So, why should you do it? and how can it be done without crossing the line?

At Kidguard we support and care for healthy relationships between children and parents, find out what are the updated tips on …

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Added by Amy Scholl on November 6, 2018 at 16:57 — No Comments

Halloween Safety Tips All Parents Should Know



Now that all of your flannels have broken out, Fall has officially begun. The candy aisle at the supermarkets are growing and Halloween seems to be right around the corner. If you are a parent to young children, you are likely making arrangements to take your child trick-or-treating. If you are a parent with a teenager, they might have plans to go out that night. Whether or not this is the case, there are extra precautionary measures that all of us can take on Halloween to create…

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Added by Amy Scholl on October 25, 2018 at 19:01 — No Comments

Employees are are crying out for coaching and mentoring

I must admit to feeling just a bit excited when I read recently that people are crying out for coaching and mentoring (although I did wince a bit at some of the language used in the article :D). This is a significant shift from seeing coaching and mentoring as something that used to be about performance management, or as something that seemed to be mainly reserved for…

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Added by Hazel Owen on October 24, 2018 at 21:20 — No Comments

Authentic Contexts For Learning

I have been wondering about what makes an authentic context for learning because it seems that their are various definitions about what this really means.  I posted a blog about this today in Hynessight and thought I would cross-post it in here because there is a great community to give feedback about such things.  

The new digital technology areas in the New Zealand Curriculum both urge learning to be…

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Added by Leigh Hynes on October 15, 2018 at 17:14 — No Comments

Did I see an increase in the resilience level in the students with ASD?

I designed activities to either strengthen existing individual characteristics and/or worked on building the skills that supported resilience.

During problem solving exercises especially evident during the ‘Who Dun It’ stories one student went from guessing the answers to my questions, as his default response, to  thinking about what he would say. I observed him thinking about the information he had and following…

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Added by Lorraine Vickery on October 13, 2018 at 14:44 — No Comments

Applications That Make Parenting Easier

Applications That Make Parenting Easier

Technology is the base of most parental concerns, and it is likewise the answer for every one of them. Whether it is guaranteeing your youngster’s digital security, or keeping in contact with your children when you are not around, or scanning for some utility items and nearby…

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Added by Amy Scholl on September 27, 2018 at 19:18 — No Comments

Hi Ethos Community!

On my Ethos page, I'll be sharing the most updated information about children online safety and parenting.

Please feel free to contact me in case you have any special questions or would like to get advice from me.

Added by Amy Scholl on September 27, 2018 at 19:14 — No Comments

One coachee's experience of coaching, and what he is getting out of it

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 10, 2018 at 18:54 — No Comments

Activities that Promote and build Resilience.

In my problem solving sessions students must combine different types of information, such as personal experiences and prior knowledge to complete tasks. One of which is the 'Who Dun it' stories where they must extract information from the text.  Literal comprehension, involving recognising and remembering facts is easy for the students compared to inferential comprehension which requires them to deduce information that is not explicitly stated in the…

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Added by Lorraine Vickery on September 2, 2018 at 15:39 — No Comments

Is Incorporation a prudent step in taking my business forward?

One question that entrepreneurs, sole proprietors and business owners in partnerships, persistently keep contemplating is: Is Incorporation a prudent step in taking my business forward? This decision can judiciously be taken on the basis of the following Advantages and Disadvantages of Incorporating a business:

Advantages of Incorporating your Business…

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Added by Maisie Headey on August 22, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Progress Not Perfection

Writing this has been therapeutic for me and I hope it helps you.

 

I did not make specific prayer requests here but many are implied.

 

INTRODUCTION

There are many sayings in the 12 step community that have helped me over the years.

The saying that has helped me recently is this, progress and not perfection.

 

I feel disappointed inside that there is so much I want to do yet it…

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Added by John S. Oliver on August 16, 2018 at 6:31 — No Comments

Tea Made Me Think



Just now I am brewing tea for kombucha tea.

As I looked at those dry tea leaves I considered what it took to get that product to me.

How many people and processes were involved?

The packaging took talented and smart…

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Added by John S. Oliver on August 2, 2018 at 3:59 — 1 Comment

Finding a moment of peace

We all have good intentions when it comes to establishing balance in our lives and looking after our health and wellbeing, whether it be going to the gym, reading a book, spending time out with loved ones or just being still. However it doesn’t take long for reality to kick in and the curse known as busyness to take control again. When this happens, our bodies get stuck in the fight or flight space, and the hormones that keep everything tickety-boo, are having…

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Added by Sarah Whiting on July 30, 2018 at 12:17 — No Comments

Developing as a coach? Some examples of SMART goals

SMART goals...most folks will have heard of them, and are likely to know that they are a mnemonic acronym for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.

SMART goals might not be useful in every coaching or mentoring context or conversation, but they can be a powerful way for you to map out a way forward, and build in…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 30, 2018 at 12:06 — No Comments

Building resilience in individuals with ASD

People are considered resilient when they experience adversity or risk, yet achieve positive adaptation. Students with ASD may not naturally utilize the external or internal supports to overcome adversity effectively. It is suggested that many individuals lack appropriate or effective coping mechanisms to address the adversity they experience, as a result of socio-communicative and behavioural challenges, resulting in reduced resilience (…

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Added by Lorraine Vickery on July 16, 2018 at 15:23 — 1 Comment

Culturally responsive e-learning pedagogy

Tim Gander, in his post Māori pedagogical frameworks & relationship with technology tools, carries out a literature review to highlight some of the main elements of kaupapa Māori for learning and eLearning.…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 10, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

What is active listening and why use it?

One of the abilities of a coach is the being able to listen - to try to understand another person’s reality, and how they experience and interpret their world. Active listening has been identified as an “important way to bring about changes in people” and an “effective agent for individual personality change and group development” (Rogers &; Farson, 1987, Para 3).…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 10, 2018 at 6:30 — No Comments

Why Content Marketing Can Assure A Successful SEO Strategy

Anyone who is well aware of the Facts of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) will know what dynamic changes it can bring to the time. A lot of people think that content strategy is used by business owners to generate millions of page views. Well, it is more than that. Content Marketing is to create engaging contents that people love to read and hence share, resulting in boosting the website’s online exposure.

It is a handy way to generate leads and traffic for your website. This is the…

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Added by Manchun on July 3, 2018 at 18:49 — 1 Comment

First time online students and misplaced expectations

What are some of the 'soft factors' that influence a student's initial experience of distance online learning? A couple of years back, this study sought to identify some of the key aspects that helped shape their experiences, as well as some of the expectations…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 3, 2018 at 18:08 — No Comments

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