Why Teaching Kids How To Make Quick Decisions is Important to their Happiness and not Just Their Future Success

Why Teaching Kids How To Make Quick Decisions is Important to their Happiness and not Just Their Future Success

I just made a quick decision.

Throw your hands up in the air, wave ‘em like you just don’t care.

Yes, I’m celebrating. Why? I never learned how to make quick decisions. Instead, I’m a natural analyzer and a worrier.

Oops, I want to rewrite that. I was a natural analyzer and a natural worrier. I am turning over a new leaf and words have power. So let me use my words here with the utmost care…

A Life Lesson That Shaped My Tutoring

A Life Lesson That Shaped My Tutoring

I was never going to be a lifer.

A lifer is a teacher who stays in the system till retirement in 30-35 years.

Yikes.

I guess a career like that, with benefits and paid holidays and tenure, felt more like a life-sentence to me than something I’d enjoy.

And when something is a life-sentence, how can you really keep doing it?

I couldn’t…

Why I Say Please & Thank You...To Alexa & Siri

Why I Say Please & Thank You...To Alexa & Siri

So, we are in a new era. An era where artificial intelligence is just beginning to make a daily impact on our lives.

Our children have grown up knowing this was possible while my generation watched movies like Terminator and thought it possible but weeellllll…

It was still a bit sci-fi.

Fun, but not in the realm of true reality for most.

Let’s call it futuristic.

[52 Life Lessons] #8 My Mantra...What I tell myself

[52 Life Lessons] #8 My Mantra...What I tell myself

This is part of an email series called 52 Life Lessons that you can access anytime. One email. Each Monday. 52 Weeks. Simple. Powerful. Full of intention to help you grow, heal, enjoy life…and possible even transform a bit.

The best thing I can share with you, as we dive into our second month together, is my personal mantra.

A mantra I just started this year, at the time of writing these 52 Life Lessons and it all stemmed from an amazing book I read.

A book I’ll share below.

My new mantra is simple. It’s three words. It’s powerful. And it’s life-changing.

[PART 3] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

[PART 3] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

In Step 1 of the P.O.P. Method, we discovered just how important the PERSON is who sits in front of you during a tutoring session.

In Step 2 of the P.O.P. Method, we went over how important OPPORTUNITY is and just how impactful it can be in opening up new avenues for learning life skills.

And that leads us to Step 3 and the final “P” in P.O.P. - and that’s PURPOSE.

So, without further ado, let’s jump in with both feet and get you popping!

[PART 2] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

[PART 2] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

This is the second part in a series of three. For step one, click on over to this post now.

Let’s have a little recap before we dive into the Second Step of the P.O.P. Method that has played a huge role in taking me from tutoring hobbyist to rocking a multiple 6-figure income…yep, tutoring kids!

P.O.P. stands for PERSON, OPPORTUNITY and PURPOSE.

It’s a simple method I have used over and over during each tutoring session whether it’s with one student at a time or a group of kids.

[PART 1] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

[PART 1] How To Run A Tutoring Session For Maximum Results: Jill's P.O.P. METHOD

P.O.P. doesn’t stand for quizzes anymore.

In fact, as a former teacher, I really never liked POP Quizzes. They seemed to be sneaky things meant to make sure one did one’s work. And not really a method to determine true understanding or mastery of knowledge.

I mean really, is there a boss out there (if I’m preparing students for the real world, a boss is what they will encounter) who will give a POP Quiz?

I think not.

What I Learned Taking a Year End Inventory of Me

What I Learned Taking a Year End Inventory of Me

Sometimes we must look back so that we can celebrate wins that we wouldn’t otherwise bother to notice and see what improvements could have been made. I think this process of a Year-End Self-Inventory is powerful, telling and vital for my growth.

I have so much more to give than I’ve been giving. I’ve been playing small.

When I want to say “shameful” to the above comment or statement of fact, which is not a criticism of myself but a truth, I realize I have work to do on my inner game.

I think I’ll start with naming her.

Why You Might Dislike Texting and the #Hashtag Life (#youbetrippin)

Why You Might Dislike Texting and the #Hashtag Life (#youbetrippin)

I resisted for years.

I refused to be involved in the degradation of the written word.

Not because I’m wordy, though as a writer I guess I kind of am, as a teacher, should be, right?

No, it mattered, because to me words have power. And words are so often misunderstood in their unappreciated form, like via text. Let’s just say that texting seemed prone to misunderstanding or miscommunication amplified, to me.

Warning: A tad bit of adult language within.

[6-Figure Excerpt] My Dad’s A Lawyer (A Tale From The Classroom)

[6-Figure Excerpt] My Dad’s A Lawyer (A Tale From The Classroom)

This story is an excerpt taken from Jill’s coming book: How To Go From Broke To 6-Figures Teaching Kids While Making A Huge Difference. Enjoy.

I had a student who once told me, “You can’t say that to me. My dad’s a lawyer. I’ll sue you!”

My response before I could censor myself was to laugh and say, “I’m a teacher. Sue away. I don’t make anything.”

And literally, that was the honest truth. The only thing he could have, gladly, was my growing mound of student debt.