*I am reading Quiet this summer. It has really made me think about my students, about how society values extroverts, and how the value of quiet personalities can be under appreciated. I highly recommend the book and this TED talk that is given by the author.
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
"Eat, Pray, Love" Author Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.
Music - a universal language.
Positive thinking. I've always believed in it--that it can lead to healthier living and optimal use of your brain's abilities. This video confirms all the benefits of positive thinking that I've based my life and my teaching upon; it's one that I believe everyone should stop to watch!
Childish? What a compliment...
Another reminder that we should never underestimate the mind of a child. So inspiring!
Leaders & "First Followers"
I have two sons, and I've always said I'm raising leaders, but maybe I should be raising "first followers".
Dr. Stella Erbes
Dr. Stella Erbes is a teacher at heart. Her passion to teach and help others has led her to compose this site full of resources. Dr. Erbes is a university professor and teaches education courses which help prepare future teachers. She hopes that the lessons prepared here will lead her readers to exceptional food, unforgettable travel, and better living.
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