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Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Education

Positive psychology

I just finished the Positive Psychology course by Martin Seligman at University of Pennsylvania.  One of the topics he talks about is optimism and pessimism.  A study showed that 8 to 11 year old pessimists were twice as likely to get depressed in puberty.  Although we often lean one way or the other on the optimism scale, he wondered if we taught positive interventions to children, would it have an effect? Continue reading

Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power.  And the people who give us this gift are teachers.

As Nobel Peace Prize winner, activist and terrorism survivor Malala Yousafzai said, “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” Continue reading

Graduation season

It’s graduation season.  So many stories of proud parents celebrating their children finishing their elementary or high school journey.  So much possibility.

But as actor and comedian Carol Burnett said, “We don’t stop going to school when we graduate.”  We must be lifelong learners.  Curious question-askers.  Readers.  People who connect the dots from different angles to form creative solutions. Continue reading

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