16 Practical Ideas for students with ADD

Hello my friends! Thank you very much for your kind emails!!! After twenty years in education (with students who experience dyslexia, reading, spelling, handwriting difficulties, ADD) and counselling, I know that teachers and other educators are VERY BUSY people with many responsibilities. Many teachers emphasized the need for practical ideas easy to implement in the…

The positive side of negative emotions

Hello my friends! Emotions can influence behavior, but they have other implications, as well. One important function of emotion is to provide information (Schwarz & Clore, 1983). Emotion regulation is driven by epistemic motives when people are motivated to experience emotions to attain certain information. Emotions provide information about oneself and about the world. People…

What would Christmas be without love?

Hello my friends! Why can’t we all just love each other? Why do we hate things that are different? It doesn’t matter who you are, your skin color, sexuality and gender don’t matter. In the end we are all the same! No matter how different we are, we are bound to each other by love….

2 tips to stop negative thinking

Hello my friends! What are the typical ways in which you respond to the triggers you experience? When faced with a difficult situation, emotion, or decision, do you get caught up in thoughts that seem to seize control of your mind—for example, anxious, fearful or angry thoughts? 1. The key to changing your negative thoughts…

Teacher Stress

Hello my friends! The National Union of Teachers (UK) indicates the ways in which stress manifests itself: “The effects of stress can be manifested in many different ways including physical effects such as raised heart rate, headache, dizziness, palpitations, skin rashes, aching neck and shoulders and lowering of resistance to infection. Over a long period…

The Effective Teacher

Hello my friends! I just finished a wonderful book: 12 characteristics of an effective teacher by Robert J. Walker. Inspirational Stories of Teachers Who inspired Others to Become Teachers. I would like to share with you an amazing story which made me cry! I love you by Angela Rembert. “The teacher who had the most…

Stress Resilience

Hello my friends, “The book of joy” is a wonderful, uplifting and inspirational book by two special people Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. I want to share with you the following excerpt: “Psychologist Elissa Epel is one of the leading researchers on stress, and she explained to me how stress is supposed to work. Our…

A simple proven way to overcome stress

Hello my friends! Psychologist Guy Winch notes that it is both possible and hugely beneficial to stop negative thoughts. “Studies tell us that even a two-minute distraction is sufficient to break the urge to ruminate in that moment,” he says. In this context, Winch uses the term “rumination” to describe the act of dwelling on…

How you relate to yourself affects your potential

Hello my friends! I love this book of Emma Seppala. The title is “The Happiness Track. How to apply the science of happiness to accelerate your success”. It is smart and compassionate! “The truth is that most of us are not kind to ourselves in our quest for success. We’ve been taught that to be…