Why are we so afraid of giving up and stopping trying? And why is quitting a bad thing as portrayed in schools, work, books, movies, and homes? Perhaps it’s because we live in a society of perfection, and giving up is not an option. Maybe it is because we are constantly bombarded with the “never […]
Ladera Ranch Market
We learn by doing. That is the most effective way to retain and polish new skills. In my classes, practical implementation is the core principle. That is why, with my students, we attend business fairs, speech competitions, and community events. So we can practice our learned skills. In December, my young entrepreneurs participated in the […]
Rancho Santa Margarita Craft Fair
Welcome to the other side of success. Just like in life, sometimes our best is not enough to make things work. This was our experience with that feeling at the fair. In our craft pictures, we are smiling. But inside we were in a storm. There were tears, disappointments, and a loss of motivation behind […]
QD Speech Competition 2022
This Saturday, May 14th, 2022, is our next big event – Speech Competition. Not just a speech competition, but an in-person speech competition. It will be the first time competing before a live audience for many of my students, and for others, it will be the first time since the Covid-19 quarantine forced virtual competitions […]
Orange County Childrens’ Business Fair
Saturday OC Children’s Business Fair was a roller coaster of emotions. We had highs and lows; we danced and we cried. Together, we learned a few important lessons: rejections are part of the process and can be bounced from not everyone would like our ideas, and that is ok smiles go a long way We […]
SHY VS INTROVERTED
I recently came across an interesting article that pointed out the difference between being shy and introverted. They are not the same. In fact, they are quite different concepts.
KEY WORDS: WHY TEACH KIDS WORDS – TO PASS THE TEST
Learning to identify keywords will empower your kids to study and work effectively, transport them to fantastic imaginary worlds, and better understand the one we actually live in.
BENEFITS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR KIDS
Almost everyone, at some point, will be called to speak in front of others or even do a presentation. This begins in school, but will follow you for most of your life.
WHY TEACH EMOTIONS IN SCHOOLS
How many of us wish we were taught about our emotions in school? I am raising both hands.
HOW TO SAY ‘NO’
Do you find yourself saying yes to things when you really want to say no?