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5 Characteristics Needed to be a Great Education Assistant

There are many characteristics that will benefit you as an Education Assistant (EA). In my opinion, these are the five most important traits needed to be a great EA.  COMPASSION: Compassion is super important because many of the children you work with have different issues and exceptionalities. With compassion, you have the ability to show empathy and caring for each …

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Prepping for Practicum

              HELLO, week 40! It seems like just a little while ago I was starting this journey, and now it is nearing the end. We have all been working hard to get where we are in our portion of the program. That portion being……PRACTICUM! As it draws closer, it is a little nerve-wracking knowing …

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Meet Elizabeth

Hi! I’m Elizabeth from the sunny Okanagan and I’m in the Psychiatric Nursing Diploma program. After completing a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Psychology and pursuing a Master of Arts in Learning and Technology, I finally enrolled in the Psychiatric Nursing program at Stenberg College. It took me almost 10 years of contemplating this program before I decided …

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7 ways you can make group work easier

My first group project was about building my dream daycare. I had already started to design the daycare in my mind before my instructor informed the class that it will be a group project. I was new in the program at that moment and hadn’t interacted much with my classmates. I scanned the class quickly, trying to find familiar faces, …

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Why I love What I Do

As a Community Mental Health and Addictions Worker (CMHAW), my job can be both exciting and demanding. I work on The Surrey Strip, which is very much like the Downtown Eastside, and I love my job – I work in a unique scene with very particular duties. Reducing Harm My job title is Mobile Harm Reduction, and like the title …

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Levels of Listening

What level are you? Listening is one of the most important skills to learn in life, and it is especially important as an Education Assistant (EA). Sometimes, people can get so preoccupied with their phones and their lives that they forget to take the time to listen to others. This type of distractedness describes a Level 3 listener. Did you …

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5 Self-Care Ideas You Can Do in 5 Minutes

The importance of self-care is well-known among caregivers. But sometimes there is a huge gap between knowing about it and practising it. People get busy in their lives and engulfed in commitments, and sometimes it seems impossible to set aside even 10 minutes in the day for yourself. So, we’ve compiled a list of ideas you can explore to reboot …

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Five Ways to Maintain a School/Life Balance

1. Organization This is number one, because it is SO important. Make sure that you are using your calendar and writing in an agenda. When I get my course outline on the first day of a new course, I write all of the dates in my agenda for quizzes, tests, and assignment deadlines. I also write these dates on my …

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My journey to becoming a counsellor

Lisa Brown provides direct support to Stenberg students in our campus programs. With over 10 years of experience as a Life Coach and Counsellor, she brings compassion, critical thinking, and teamwork to Stenberg. Read her story and find out how she found her true calling as a therapist…