Being Optimistic Is Good For Your Health A recent study published in the journal Circulation found that a sunnier outlook on life is associated with lower risk of heart disease and mortality. The research, which tracked more than 97,000 women over the age of fifty for eight years, found that optimists were nine percent less likely to develop heart disease and 14 percent less likely to die … [Read more...] about Being Optimistic Is Good For Your Health
Praise & Encouragement This is a tough area. I have taught these concepts for many years. In doing so, I have gathered that the information I am about to share with you is counter-intuitive to the way most people think. Let me begin by defining the terms to make this easier. First, let’s talk about praise. When I use that term, I am referring to ‘drive-by’ comments made without much … [Read more...] about Praise & Encouragement
What is your body saying? As parents it is very important that your posture, facial expression, and eye contact send a message of giving full attention, non-judgmental interest and understanding when communicating with your children. The following six suggestions will give you a great check list for continuing to improve the positive messages you are sending with your body language.Square … [Read more...] about What is your body saying?
Sherlock Holmes Meets the Textbook! What would you do if I said I had an incredibly new and different twist on reading that shaved hours off your study time and gave you options to pursue what you wanted to do? Right, I thought so – you’d ask me to teach you! Okay, let’s do it! Linear reading has its place, but not for the accelerated student. The accelerated student wants to tackle the … [Read more...] about Sherlock Holmes Meets the Textbook!
Top 3 Visual Obstacles to Efficient Reading Comprehension Most people learn to read at an early age and level off in their abilities sometime between the 3rd and 6th grade. That is not to say that their vocabulary does not increase, because it does. However, no one looks at particular methods for effective reading much past that point. The volume we read continually increases as we grow, … [Read more...] about Top 3 Visual Obstacles to Efficient Reading Comprehension