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Why we need rituals, not routines

“It turns out, even great writers like Franz Kafka and Virginia Woolf found writing to be an arduous task. What made the work a little bit easier, he discovered, was their commitment to a daily ritual… This encourages a mindful approach to basic tasks, imbuing them with a transformational ethos. It can be as simple as […]

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3 TikTok Tips for Non Profits

With users spending more than 14 hours per month on the app (Statista), your organization has the potential to reach users multiple times. The question is, how exactly can your nonprofit organization leverage TikTok to gain more donors? Here are three valuable tops to get you started.

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How to Encourage Collaboration in Kids Through Cooperative Play

Watching kids work and play together is a wonderful thing, and their ability to cooperate with others can have a big impact on the kind of person they grow up to be. It’s a particularly important stage of a toddler’s development as it is only at this stage that they begin to recognise the needs of […]

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5 ways to show you can lead

Not everyone has a chance to have a leadership roll, but there are ways to show that you are able to lead. This part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series goes into detail about how we can demonstrate our leadership potential to yourself and others. Like… Take Responsibility Include other people Speak up Ask questions […]

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The Benefits Of Team Reflections And How To Lead One

Reflective practice is a conscious effort to think about the work you’ve done and develop future plans.    This article is rich in content, tips, and resources to enhance your next team debrief session.  The article captures the benefits of the reflection process and includes sample questions as you enhance your skills in leading a group reflection.  

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Don’t Plan It, Just Go!

It’s important to work on being spontaneous, especially since the pandemic has left our best-laid plans in disarray. While being spontaneous can just be a thing we use to find joy, according to this article “We also need spontaneity to embrace change”. The tips from this article include things like meditation, disrupting routines, and getting […]

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Online Community Resource – Boost Cafe

BOOST Cafe is a comprehensive online community for in and out-of-school time educators. The BOOST Cafe is an extension of BOOST Collaborative and provides no-cost resources to support our community with relevant, timely, and easy-to-implement tools and resources.

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Notice When You’re OK

While we spend a lot of time focusing on mitigating the negative experiences and feelings associated with anxiety one of the most important steps we can take is being more mindful when we are doing well. For more details on this theory of moments and mindfulness check out this article from TED.  

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Getting Together Safely

We have really missed each other, and connecting is more important than ever. If you are planning on being together for the holidays or the start of a new year, here are some tips for making sure you and your loved ones are safe. They’re all things we have heard before, but the reminder can’t […]

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Improve Your Chances of Achieving Your 2022 Resolutions 

Whether your goal is to be happier, healthier, wealthier, stronger, more successful, or more fulfilled, to achieve those goals requires you to become someone who is different from who you are today. “Don’t make resolutions without an action plan. The secret to success is right in your hands.” — J. Allen Shaw Consider the following 4 […]

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4 Tips for Choosing the Best Virtual Backgrounds

As we continue to be in this virtual platform, below are some great tips from Duarte on how you can set your background to help communicate your brand in meetings. 1. Consider Contrast and Use It to Your Advantage2. Visual Noise Can Drown Out Your Video Subject3. Use Color Intentionally4. Acknowledge That Pseudo-Reality Feels Weird  You can read the […]

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