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About suzanne marie
Suzanne Marie, MA., MEd.

Spark YOUR Passion


Hi- I’m Suzanne. This is my little corner of the Internet, where I share practical strategies with teachers and parents. With over two decades of experience teaching, consulting, writing and speaking about child development, family dynamics, and personal fulfillment, you will find a wealth of experience in my writing.

The best thing about this blog is it’s all about YOU. We all have unlimited potential. I help you cultivate your potential for the best life possible by teaching, consulting, and writing. Resources and strategies you’ll find here include life lessons, teaching plans, and parenting tips for building healthy relationships.

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Dedicated to Your Success

As you navigate your own journey, it’s important to have access to high-quality information that can help you make the best decisions for yourself, your family, your teaching practice, and your students. I’d love to help you reach your goals. Start now and discover how you can live a fulfilled life!

My Latest Posts


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Complete List for How to Teach Teens Communication Skills

In this blog post, I share a list of the most comprehensive strategies and resources for how to teach teens communication skills.  If you’re a high school teacher looking to incorporate communication skills into your lessons, you’re in luck. This blog post has several tried and true strategies and lesson plans to help your students…

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How 10 Game Changers in China Changed My Life

This blog post includes a list of ten game changers I discovered in China that have powerfully influenced my thoughts and actions. Please note this post is my personal experience, thoughts, and questions. It does not reflect an alignment of any political issues.  Game Changers Moving to China I moved from Alberta, Canada, to Beijing,…

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Powerful Communication Activities for Teens

This blog post is part of a series that provides lesson plans and communication activities for teaching teens communication skills. This post shares resources to teach teens how perceptions and emotions influence communication. Background Conflict management and communication skills are something that I have been passionate about teaching for over two decades. I have experience…

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How to Teach Teens Communication Style

This blog post is part of a series that provides lesson plans and communication activities for teaching teens communication skills. This post shares resources to teach teens communication and how self-esteem and self-concept influence their communication style. Background For a long time, I have been teaching communication and conflict management skills to people of all…

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About Me

Hi, I’m Suzanne. I believe in courageously honoring my truth and living my legacy inspiring others.

A fiercely passionate educator, author, and lover of meaningful conversations, coffee, food, art, travel, and building connections.

When I’m not spending time with my tribe of creative souls and speakers of truth, I love writing about my fascination with learning, culture, adventure, and living a healthy and fulfilled life!

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What People Are Saying

“Suzanne’s ability to elegantly quantify such a tense and emotionally rooted thing as conflict; speaks volumes to her experience and skill in such matters. Conflict, no matter how subtle or extreme is an ever-present workplace phenomenon that can cause stress, sickness, and even disease if not faced and corrected in a mindful and respectful manner. Suzanne’s workshops give the essential strategies for just such a task! Highly recommend from a satisfied workshop attendee!”

Ron M.

“As her student in university, I found Suzanne to be very approachable, knowledgeable of the content we were learning, and skilled at using examples to get her points across. In addition, Suzanne would use a lot of visual aids (IE: documentaries, videos, articles, etc.) and hands-on exercises (IE: group work, roleplaying, etc.) to provide us with a very concrete understanding of the process involved in what we were learning about. I would highly recommend taking a course from Suzanne, whether you are an academic student or an independent learner looking to sharpen your skills/improve your resume. Her real-world knowledge and experience as a teacher will prove valuable to you in your occupational goals.”

Dustin P.

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