Britta Leino

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Can We Destroy the Silver Bullet Mentality Before It Destroys Us?

We live in a world of gimmicks, shiny new toys, and silver bullets. Too often we find ourselves chasing all of them and it prevents us from doing the …

The Zone of Optimal Confusion

In the Ontario curriculum we have many expectations (standards) that tell us students are expected to, “Determine through investigation…” or at least …

You Think You Know Grades? Here’s How They Really Work

As a physics faculty, I have two jobs. The first is coach. I help students wrestle with concepts and ideas. That makes me something like Gregg …

Use This Dad's Genius Plan to Give Your Teen a Way Out of a Bad Situation

We all want to keep our children safe: The ability for your teen to send you a discreet message can make all the difference.<p>My daughter started high school this year. Ninth grade. And it was about a few weeks into September when she got invited to her first big party. I made sure the parents would …

Parenting

How to manage student loan debt

Student loan debt can often seem insurmountable. Read this article to find information on managing your student loan debt.<p>So you graduated from …

how to make your life adventure ready

Some epic adventures are worth quitting your life for. We're talking about the months-long bike tours, the overland trips, and the long distance …

Three Scary Things We Do With Money To Mess Up Our Kids

Halloween is just around the corner and we all enjoy giving a good scare, especially when playing a silly “trick” on our kids. Make sure your “scare-tactics” focus on goblins and ghosts and not on our often ghastly behavior around money. Unfortunately, I’ve seen my fair share of scary financial …

9 Things to Consider When Starting Therapy

OK, so, look: I am not a mental-health professional <i>yet</i>. I am, however, starting my journey toward becoming a therapist next spring and am developing …

Five healthy money habits to teach your kids

It's never too early to start teaching your children healthy habits, and that includes financial ones. From an early age, children begin to observe their parents in all areas of life, including their spending and saving and how they talk about money. Kids pick up on our attitudes about money just …

More than 4,000 teachers are now qualified in meditation exercises to combat pupil stress<p>It’s Wednesday morning and the children from year 5 at St John the Baptist primary school in Brighton are chatting noisily at their desks. A bell chimes and the chatter stops. Thirty children close their eyes …

Mindfulness

14 Time Management Templates to Help You Get Organised

Time Management is the skill that unlocks all other skills. Plus, if you want to get ahead better, time management will help. If you want a better …

8 Most Powerful and Inspirational Quotes in Spirituality

Most Powerful and Inspirational Quotes Ever<p>Listed here are some of the most inspirational quotes in spirituality that are having profound meaning. …

86 Ways to Become Incredibly Successful and Accomplish All Your Goals

Tips, strategies, practical steps, links....<p>It's fairly easy to be modestly successful; you just have to work hard. (Seriously: that is all it takes.) It's harder to be very successful; you have to work hard, and smart, and catch a few breaks along the way.<p>It's extremely difficult to be incredibly …

The dark side of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was an unpleasant man who wrote macabre books – and yet children around the world adore them. Perhaps this shouldn’t surprise us, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>Once upon a time a small orphan was packed off to live with his aunts. They were a sadistic pair, these sisters, and rather than …

Books

1:1 Classrooms: The Case for Rethinking "School"

Change is hard! It requires some paradigm shifting; that is, a rethinking of the “why” in order to decide on the best “how.” A new technology, such …