Category archive: Learning

Tips for taming your inner critic

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Photo credit – Chris Lu via unsplash.com

I have always been a curious person and have enjoyed learning. Having spent most of my career in education, it was quite a surprise to find out how much I struggled with learning a new job. The struggle was not with others as much as with myself. An inner voice, my own inner critic, seemed to wreak havoc over my sense of competence. Taming it became part of the challenge!

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Thoughts about people …

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Photo by Mike Wilson on Unsplash.com

If you want to study yourself – look into the hearts of other people.
If you want to study other people – look into your own heart.
~ Friedrich von Schiller

6 tips for reducing conflict

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Photo by Eric Ward on Unsplash.com

How do you “dial back conflict”? Interestingly, it is more about being vulnerable than appearing strong. So says Nadia Lopez an educator who works in difficult contexts. She has tips to share.

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Will you try the gratitude challenge?

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Photo by Carli Jeen on Unsplash.com

Are you up for a challenge? It requires only a small time commitment, but it does need mental effort. The benefits may include better relationships, improved health, motivation to achieve goals and greater life satisfaction. You can do this yourself, or better yet – take it into your workplace.

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A week dedicated to failure?

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Photo by Luiz Hanfilaque on Unsplash.com

A private school in Melbourne has created “failure week” in its curriculum. The intention is to encourage students to embrace failure and not just focus on success. Making mistakes is an important part of learning after all, and for all.

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Are you taking care of yourself?

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Photo by Alisa Anton on Unsplash.com

In the busyness of life, it is easy to neglect our own self-care. We get caught up in our plans and commitments to work, business and people who are important to us. Commitment to our own well-being needs to be in that mix. 

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