Self Improvement

Empathy VS Sympathy: The Importance of an Endangered Virtue

Often people who lack empathy had troubled histories, indicating the significance of children learning this crucial skill at a young age. As research on empathy is and why it’s important, so does an inquiry on how to teach it.

by Veronika Tait
April 13, 2019

I Can’t Do That! Unpacking Learned Helplessness with Attribution Theory

Everyone has areas of their life where they think, I can’t do this. Talk back to that voice and with optimism. Gain control, use positive self-talk, and seek help.

by Veronika Tait
March 31, 2019

What to do When Feeling Anxious for No Reason: Confessions of a Chronic Worrier

As thoughtful as the attempts are from others to suggest things like, *just stop worrying or don’t worry, be happy*, they offer little help in ridding imagined fears. Research has consistently found chronic worry and anxiety interfere with memory and cognitive performance

by Veronika Tait
March 2, 2019

22 Inspiring Quotes on Empathy from Emotion Researchers

The more I learn about emotions, the more empathy becomes front and center. It is vitally important in human relationships. This article brings together the most profound things we know about empathy.

by Veronika Tait
February 24, 2019

Goal Setting for Students: 5 Ways to Know You’re Doing it Right

For the busy teacher, goal-setting is everything. Not only does it help with the day-to-day craze of work and a million other things to do, but it can also be a great tool for our students to help them accomplish more. The types of goals we set matters.

by Veronika Tait
February 4, 2019

5 Lessons from Mr. Rogers the World Needs Now More Than Ever: A Review of Won’t You Be My Neighbor

I admit, as a child, I thought Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood was boring, especially the neighborhood of make-believe. I preferred Barney and Friends or Arthur. However, the older I get, the more I understand

by Veronika Tait
June 23, 2018

What is Wisdom? Examples from Morrie Shwartz and More

One of my favorite topics to discuss with my students is wisdom. What is it? How do you get it? Does everybody get it?

by Veronika Tait
May 13, 2018