Monthly Archives: November 2014

Stages of Culture Shock

Initial Euphoria Excitement, high expectations Everything is Intriguing Focus on the similarities of people Irritation & Frustration Focus turns from similarities to differences Small difficulties can seem monumental Could feel anxious, homesick, confused, fatigued, inadequate Gradual Adjustment The initial crisis … Continue reading

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Can Body Posture Change a Person’s Level of Confidence and Efficacy?

In this article, David Hochman reports on the work of Harvard Business School social psychologist Amy Cuddy, whose research shows the surprising impact of body posture on self-assurance and success. Cuddy, whose phenomenally popular TED talk on this subject is … Continue reading

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Things to do indoors on a rainy day!

Pretend to go camping. Build a tent in your living room out of blankets and chairs. Don’t forget to bring the flashlights, snacks, and books. Or make it an igloo and pretend to hunt for polar bears and go ice … Continue reading

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Health Snack ideas

Eggs One egg provides a 4-year-old with almost one-third of her protein requirements for the day. Keep a bunch of hard-boiled eggs in the fridge (they last for seven days), or scramble an egg and roll it up in a … Continue reading

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Stranger Danger

This week I will begin talking to the Grade 2 students about stranger danger, they had a talk in Grade 1 about safety but we felt as a school it was important to reiterate the point. We do live in … Continue reading

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