Posts filed under ‘Activities to do with children’

4 Ways to Throw Gas – not water – On Dreams — Leadership Freak

People are excited to do what they want to do, not what you want them to do. The sooner you embrace this idea, the more successful you’ll become. Control resources. Release people. Frustration: Leaders think: You could do …. You could become … You should … I’ve always seen the great things others could do. […]

via 4 Ways to Throw Gas – not water – On Dreams — Leadership Freak

Many who would lead are only covertly controlling. Many who would mentor are only distracting toward their own visions. Real help shows the way, knowing the alternative paths and the potholes.

Even within a company, employees can be allowed to dream as long as their dreams are a subset of the company’s vision and those dreams are achievable and measurable.  Apple, for instance, gives employees enough “head” to let them suggest what needs to be done, how it should be done, and what the measures should be used. It is for this reason that Apple is the vibrant, creative, competitive company that it is.

June 26, 2017 at 8:22 pm Leave a comment

CONFLICT REDUCTION FOR CHILDREN!!! yay!

Since I do many workshops on conflict reduction for school personnel, I am frequently asked to provide something on teaching conflict reduction to children. Finally, I have it!

Aware of the controversies, I didn’t want to speak until I had something to say. Now I have it! Time tested method and some new research. Bam! We now have peanut butter AND jelly! Together, great sandwiches!

So call me for a four hour workshop for your staff. Normally $480 + mileage & expenses outside of Austin metro, but now, through February 2017, only $420.

Call now 512-534-5425. Be sure to get your date! My schedule is filling up.

Think of how much good you will be doing for the world. Think of your parents, and even your students, grown, coming back to thank you. Think of how much better your classroom could be.

February 2, 2017 at 4:35 pm Leave a comment

Colors of Christmas Free Object Lesson for Church related Schools

Certain colors are associated with Christmas. You can use these colors to teach children about Christmas by showing different color ornaments or decorations. Red Red symbolizes Christ was born on Christmas so He could shed His blood for the sins of the world. Romans 5:9 Now that we have been justified by his blood, how […]

via Colors of Christmas Free Kidmin Object Lesson Sermon — Revival Fire For Kids

December 5, 2016 at 11:05 pm Leave a comment

Time to Plan Again : By Connecting

Many of my clients are schools and preschools. It is a busy time there, fresh with planning the new year and meeting new students.
Whether or not you are in that environment, you probably feel the freshness of the new school year. It is a great time for planning and a great time to hit the mission again with your team.

For some fresh ideas on planning with you team, how about some words from a new source? Kay Orr writes how she handles first of the school year planning and how she brings the stakeholders together. Read with an open mind and open heart and I’m sure you will be refreshed.

https://www.thsc.org/2016/08/5-simple-points-for-planning-the-academic-year-23997/

August 18, 2016 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

Sharon Sarles offers extra value on character curricula

Those of you who follow me know that my current hot topic is character training. You also know that I try to offer the greatest value to my clients. Character First is a publishing entity that offers curricula on character, some for preschool children and others for elementary school children. I’ve seen this used in a church and adapted for the age group. It is written so that it might be used in a variety of settings. They are having a sale on their elementary curricula : 20 lessons on 20 traits : 20% off!! CharacterFirstEd.com
Discount code: CELEBRATE But only thru 5/9/2015

May 6, 2015 at 10:14 pm Leave a comment

St. Valentine’s Day

Today too much of our culture is over-sexualized or over-materialistic and this is reflected in our holiday celebrations. An idea to counteract this is to get back to the origin of each holiday.

Becky Fischer has posted a blog on St. Valentine’s Day.

It is a great time to consider love, how we love, and how grateful we are for the love that is in the world.  How about posting a new heart whenever a student observes another doing an altruistic act. Isn’t that a lot better than competing to see who can collect the most Valentine cards?

Wow, then, what would St. Patrick’s Day look like? Instead of just focusing on green beer and shamrocks, maybe we could talk about St. Patrick. Think of the topics there! Revival, history, geography, culture, legends.

 

Anyway, here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day.  See if there is an idea that fits just right.

http://www.creativekidsathome.com/activities/valentines_ideas.shtml

http://familycrafts.about.com/od/valentinesday/a/valentmain.htm

http://www.stvalentinesday.org/valentines-day-craft-ideas.html

 

And if you are a church affiliated school, you might pick up an idea from the Roman Catholics:

http://www.catholicicing.com/religious-st-valentines-day-ideas/

Please share your good ideas, too.

February 6, 2015 at 3:06 am Leave a comment

The Best Secret to Getting Good New Hires

Ever tear your hair out with your employees? Part of avoiding that is hiring the right people, and I talk about my secrets in the audio training for Directors. But there is more to it: setting them on the right track to start with. That is about training.  I know you wish I could be there to do that for you. Well, I could be — on CDs.

Some directors already used a pre-service tool, but they asked me to make a Pre-Service Manual for them. Other material just didn’t meet their needs. They said, some were out-dated and one was just too fluffy without the content they needed.  So Sharon made a pre-service manual for them — and for you.

I put the 8 hours that Texas Licensing requires before you let an employee in the classroom. There are some activities to do, to cement the learning. There are photocopiable multiple choice tests. There is even a certificate you can photocopy — so you can use it again and again.

Let me know what else you need.

August 1, 2014 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

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