Love of Learning

The first week of school had a new perspective for me this year as I have been able to spend the week supporting my niece as she started at a new school (my school)! It’s the very first time I haven’t had my own class as of Day 1.

Between school drop-off and pick-up (and until way into the night to be honest) I have been engaging in online professional development to gain some insights and strategies to support children’s social and emotional development and wellbeing.

The Motivated Child Summit has been jammed packed with video talks featuring child experts across a range of fields, all focusing on cultivating motivation and working towards goals. I am loving it and, if you asked my family, I’m definitely addicted to watching and learning as much as I can. Keep an eye out as this summit happens every year and is a great free resource for families and educators.

Motivated Child Summit

Here’s a list of who and what I have listened to…

Angela Duckworth – Raising Kids with Grit and Resilience

Caroline Miller – Cultivating Authentic Grit and Setting Better Goals

Shefali Tsabary – Conscious Parenting to Unleash Motivation

Julie Lythcott-Haims – Parenting Styles to Raise Motivated Adults

Adam Price – He’s not Lazy: Empowering your Son

Lea Waters – The Science of Strengths to Motivate Kids

Caren Baruch – A School Psychologists Motivation Toolkit

Ellen Braaten – How Processing Speed Affects Motivation

Peg Dawson – Helping Kids Improve Executive Function

Tim Pychyl – Tools to Tackle Procrastination

Paula Davis-Laack – Rejuvenating Kids from Burnout

Diana Caramanico – Training for Resilience and Mental Toughness

Senia Maymin – Exploring the Four Tendancies

Sharon Selby – Motivating Anxious Kids and Teens

Sherri Fisher – Empowering Families to Improve Motivation

Sharon Saline – Motivating Kids with ADHD

I think one of my character strengths may be love of learning – what do you think? My brain and notebook is now full of great ideas to share with you! It also confirms that I am on the right path and that there is a whole network of people out there doing this great work in supporting children and their families.

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