Educator Newsletter #123
August 2, 2014
Welcome! This is a free educator newsletter offered to you by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller.
Mission Statement
Our mission is to inspire, encourage, and uplift the spirits of educators so they can in turn inspire, encourage, and uplift the spirits of their students.
In This Issue
1. Quote
2. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation
3. Bumper Sticker
4. Article: We Can Fix It
5. Sign of the Times
1. Quote
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
Allan Bloom
2. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation
What if like attracts like? Are the vibrations you are sending out attracting positive, helping, caring people? Are you repelling those who are confident, responsible, nurturing? One way to find out is to notice who is in your life. Their attitudes may be sending you information on the vibrations you are emitting.
Get a full year of SW Contemplations free when you order the Spirit Whisperers book.
3. Bumper Sticker
Spotted on a red Plymouth Neon in Branson, MO:
The past, present and future
Walked into a bar.
It was tense.
4. Article: We Can Fix It!
By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
We recently heard a story about a beauty salon owner who prided herself on providing high-quality haircuts, perms, and stylings. She did excellent work, knew it, and charged accordingly.
A major challenge arose when a new enterprise opened across the street in a mini-mall. This low-budget firm placed a huge advertisement on a billboard out by the street. It said simply, "WE GIVE $7.00 HAIRCUTS."
Faced with the prospect of losing customers to the cut-rate enterprise, the beauty salon owner took action. She was confident of the service she provided, knowing it was high-quality work at a competitive price. She chose not to lower her price. Instead, she announced to the world what she thought of her business by creating her own advertisement. Placed directly across the street from her competition's billboard and designed using the same style and colors, her billboard announced, "WE FIX $7.00 HAIRCUTS."
Several times during the school year, we are called on by principals, staff developers, or curriculum coordinators to fix $7.00 haircuts (cut-rate staff development).
"You've got to help me," pleaded a voice on the other end of the telephone line recently. "My last in-service was a bomb. The teachers and superintendent won't let me forget it. The only way I can get past this is to provide something really good this time. Are you any good?"
This inquiry is not uncommon. We receive calls like this every year. Usually the call comes from someone who settled for a $7.00 haircut. Please don't settle when it comes to staff development. Your staff, their training, and your students are too important. Whether planning a five-day summer intensive, a back-to-school seminar, or a fall conference, GO FIRST CLASS. Hire a presenter or a trainer with a proven record.
Please beware of inexpensive staff development. Presenters generally know what they are worth and charge accordingly. If you are not sure of their competence, ask for the names and phone numbers of their last three clients. (Don't ask for any three clients—they'll just give you their best three. Be sure to ask for the last three.) Then check them out. In staff development, like anything else, you usually get what you pay for. If you do that and you're still unhappy, call us. We fix $7.00 haircuts.
If the last presenter you had on student aggression gave your staff a ton of theory and research that was void of practical ideas teachers can put to use immediately, call Thomas Haller. Ask him about his full-day seminar, Practical Strategies for Managing Angry, Aggressive and Impulsive Students. Your attendees will be implementing the next day. Without a doubt.
Did your last motivational speaker motivate herself more than your staff? Are your teachers wondering how to transfer that message to their students? Call Chick Moorman and ask about his session, Motivating the Unmotivated. The application of ideas and strategy for your teachers will begin the next day they face students. Seriously.
Are you serious about creating a staff development series that will give your teachers a real advantage when working with students? Call Thomas or Chick and get more information on their Teacher Talk Advantage Training. We guarantee your staff will learn new verbal skills that will help them promote achievement and appropriate behavior in their students.
Do you want your next staff development to be one where you don’t have to sneak out on your hands and knees before it is over? Consider these topics:
  • The Only Three Discipline Strategies You Will Ever Need
  • Celebrate the Spirit Whisperers: Keynote Address
  • Teaching Respect and Responsibility
  • Good Praise/Bad Praise 
You know who to call. Unless, of course, you prefer $7.00 haircuts.
(Please share with your administrator, staff development chairperson, or curriculum coordinator.)
Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller are the coauthors of The Teacher Talk Advantage: Five Voices of Effective Teaching. They are two of the world's foremost authorities on raising responsible, caring, confident children. They publish a free monthly e-zine for educators and another for parents. To sign up for their newsletters or learn more about the seminars they offer teachers and parents, visit their websites today: and
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5. Sign of the Times
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Spirit Whisperers in Action eBook
By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
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We have compiled 83 stories of Spirit Whisperers taking active steps to become the teacher they always wanted to be.
Some have implemented techniques exactly as detailed in Spirit Whisperers: Teachers Who Nourish a Child's Spirit.
Others have adapted and improvised.
Still others have designed unique and creative lessons that embody the spirit of Spirit Whisperers.
All of these professional educators model helpful techniques, inspiring attitudes, and Spirit Whisperer energy.
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This subscription-based web site opportunity is designed for serious Teacher Talk Advantage practitioners.
This exclusive site will give you ongoing help and support as you use the verbal skills in this incredible system. When you become a paid member you will receive free copies of The Teacher Talk Advantage ($24.95 value) and Teacher Talk ($15.00). You will also have access to all the features below for one full year.
Over 400 Teacher Talk Quick Tips.
Articles featuring real teachers using real Teacher Talk verbal skills with real students.
A question and answer section with guaranteed priority response to your concerns, problems, frustrations, and successes.
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Currently this site contains:
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Aug. 5 - Roanoke, VA.
Teacher Talk Advantage Part 1 presented by Chick Moorman, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Science 2014 Professional Development Instutute. Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. For information contact Helen Fuqua 804-225-2826 or email
Aug. 6 - Roanoke, VA.
Teacher Talk Advantage Part 2 presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am - 11:00 am. Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Science 2014 Professional Development Instutute. Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. For information contact Helen Fuqua 804-225-2826 or email
Aug. 6 - Roanoke, VA.
Keynote: Celebrate the Spirit Whisperers presented by Chick Moorman, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Science 2014 Professional Development Instutute. Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. For information contact Helen Fuqua 804-225-2826 or email
Aug. 11 - Fort Recovery, OH.
Parent Talk: Words That Empower, Words That Wound presented by Chick Moorman, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Fort Recovery Middle/Elementary School Auditoria. For information contact Jeff Tunebe at
Aug. 12 - Fort Recovery, OH.
Teacher Talk Advantage presented by Chick Moorman, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. Fort Recovery Middle/Elementary School Auditoria. For information contact Jeff Tunebe at
Aug. 19 - Paterson, NJ.
Motivating the Unmotivated presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Contact Bureau of Education & Research (BER) at 1-800-735-3503 or
Aug. 22 - Rochester Hills, MI.
The Teacher Talk Advantage presented by Chick Moorman. 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Brookfield Academy. For information contact Lisa Luther at
Aug. 26 - Midland, MI.
Keynote: Celebrate the Spirit Whisperers presented by Chick Moorman, 10:00 am - 11:45 am, Good Praise/Bad Praise, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm, Eliminating Negative Behaviors, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm. St. Brigid (downtown Midland, MI). For information contact Ashley Kanuszewski at 989-879-3063 or email
Aug. 26 – Monroe, MI.
The Teacher Talk Advantage presented by Thomas Haller, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Meadow Montessori School.
Aug. 26 – Monroe, MI.
The Six Best Parenting Strategies Ever presented by Thomas Haller, 7:00 pm – 8:30pm, Monroe County Community College La-Z-Boy Center/Meyer Theater.
Aug. 27 - Southfield, MI. 
Keynote: Celebrate the Spirit Whisperers plus The Sounds of Spirit Whispering presented by Chick Moorman. 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. MIChoice. For information contact Angela Ricord 616-558-2381.
Aug. 28 - Dearborn Heights, MI.
The Teacher Talk Advantage presented by Chick Moorman, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. WISE Academy. For information contact Samar Abbasi at 313-694-9433 or email
Media Schedule
Thomas on television answering viewer questions:
Relationship Matters – Every Monday at 9:15 am on WNEM TV5 Better Mid-Michigan
Family Matters with Thomas Haller Fridays at noon, Saturdays at 8:45 am, Sundays at   7:45 am and 8:45 am on WNEM TV5. Also streaming live at:
To view Dr. Tom's previous Family Matters segments, CLICK HERE
Thomas on the radio answering questions and discussing hot topics:
Every Thursday morning at 7:30 am on CARZ 108FM – Streaming live online
Listen to Thomas on The Thomas and Valerie Show on or on
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