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July 2018 Blog Posts (7)

Finding a moment of peace

We all have good intentions when it comes to establishing balance in our lives and looking after our health and wellbeing, whether it be going to the gym, reading a book, spending time out with loved ones or just being still. However it doesn’t take long for reality to kick in and the curse known as busyness to take control again. When this happens, our bodies get stuck in the fight or flight space, and the hormones that keep everything tickety-boo, are having…

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Added by Sarah Whiting on July 30, 2018 at 12:17 — No Comments

Developing as a coach? Some examples of SMART goals

SMART goals...most folks will have heard of them, and are likely to know that they are a mnemonic acronym for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.

SMART goals might not be useful in every coaching or mentoring context or conversation, but they can be a powerful way for you to map out a way forward, and build in…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 30, 2018 at 12:06 — No Comments

Building resilience in individuals with ASD

People are considered resilient when they experience adversity or risk, yet achieve positive adaptation. Students with ASD may not naturally utilize the external or internal supports to overcome adversity effectively. It is suggested that many individuals lack appropriate or effective coping mechanisms to address the adversity they experience, as a result of socio-communicative and behavioural challenges, resulting in reduced resilience (…

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Added by Lorraine Vickery on July 16, 2018 at 15:23 — 1 Comment

Culturally responsive e-learning pedagogy

Tim Gander, in his post Māori pedagogical frameworks & relationship with technology tools, carries out a literature review to highlight some of the main elements of kaupapa Māori for learning and eLearning.…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 10, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

What is active listening and why use it?

One of the abilities of a coach is the being able to listen - to try to understand another person’s reality, and how they experience and interpret their world. Active listening has been identified as an “important way to bring about changes in people” and an “effective agent for individual personality change and group development” (Rogers &; Farson, 1987, Para 3).…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 10, 2018 at 6:30 — No Comments

Why Content Marketing Can Assure A Successful SEO Strategy

Anyone who is well aware of the Facts of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) will know what dynamic changes it can bring to the time. A lot of people think that content strategy is used by business owners to generate millions of page views. Well, it is more than that. Content Marketing is to create engaging contents that people love to read and hence share, resulting in boosting the website’s online exposure.

It is a handy way to generate leads and traffic for your website. This is the…

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Added by Manchun on July 3, 2018 at 18:49 — 1 Comment

First time online students and misplaced expectations

What are some of the 'soft factors' that influence a student's initial experience of distance online learning? A couple of years back, this study sought to identify some of the key aspects that helped shape their experiences, as well as some of the expectations…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 3, 2018 at 18:08 — No Comments

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