patience - Steve Barkley

Podcast for Parents: Youngsters Knowing When and How to Effort

How do we decide the value or motivation of an investment of effort? How young do youngsters conduct a cost/benefits assessment of effort? What role can parents and caretakers play in having learners assess their effort. Steve explores the impact of time, repetition/practice, patience, and practicing after success. Read the U of T article here.  […]

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Podcast for Parents: Patience for Parents and Learners

Patience is an important parenting, life, and success skill. Examine your continuing development of patience and the importance of and strategies for modelling and teaching patience to your children. More time with “school learning” at home requires increased patience on all our parts. We can all benefit from developing more patience. 4 Steps to More […]

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I have written in an earlier blog about the need for teachers and school leaders to have a sense of urgency when it comes to addressing the needs of students as learners and the need for changes in school practices that are stuck in paradigms of the past. I shared John Kotter’s, the author of […]

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