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Motivation & optimism

Below are the best resources we could find on Motivation and optimism.

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Simon Sinek’s Life Advice Will Change Your Future

Simon Sinek’s Life Advice Will Change Your Future.

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Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide

Creating Your Best Life is the only research-based book on the topic of goals and happiness, and it has found receptive audiences worldwide.

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The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work

In the book that inspired one of the most popular TED Talks of all time, New York Times–bestselling author Shawn Achor reveals how rewiring our brain for happiness helps us achieve more in our careers and our relationships and as students, leaders, and parents.

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Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance and how does it manifest among the neurodiverse? Understanding demand avoidance can completely transform the way you look at a child.

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Twice Exceptionality + Cultural Diversity = 3e

Kids who are both twice-exceptional and from culturally diverse populations have been dubbed “3e learners” by Dr. Joy Lawson Davis and others. On episode 63, Emily and Joy talk about identifying these students, and training educators to better help them reach their highest potential.

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Sticks and Stones: Neurodiversity and Bullying

When children better understand bullies and how to stand up to them, they also better understand themselves. Amanda Morin joins Emily to talk about diverse personalities and power dynamics, and helping neurodiverse kids understand bullying, on episode 62.

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Preparing for the SAT & ACT

We discuss testing and test prep with Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley, who help students prepare for testing and understand how it works. They are the hosts of the Tests and the Rest podcast, and are guests on episode 61 of Mind Matters.

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Is Online Education Our Future?

Depending on what happens with Covid-19 this summer and fall, it’s likely there will be some influence on plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

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The Stealth Nature of Dyslexia

Dr. Dan Peters joins Emily Kircher-Morris to talk about dyslexia, as well as dysgraphia, and dyscalculia; their indications, where to go for diagnosis, and ways to help your child adapt.

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Preparing for Post-Pandemic Recovery

As part of our series on the coronavirus pandemic, on episode 58 we’re delving into the trauma aspect. We’ll use Christine Fonseca and her new book, Healing the heart: Helping Your Child Thrive After Trauma, as a template for this compelling conversation.

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