Educator Newsletter #124
October 4, 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: You Are the Message
5. Science Fair Project
6. Tattling or Reporting
7. Spirit Whisperers on Facebook
 
1. Quote
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
 
Allan Bloom
2. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation
What if real achievement is not about what we know or what we do, but is measured instead by what we are? If so, are your students preparing to pass that test?
 
Get a full year of SW Contemplations free when you order the Spirit Whisperers book.
 
3. Bumper Sticker
Seen on a white Buick LeSabre in Troy, MI:
 
Cuts to Education
Never Heal
4. Article: You Are the Message
By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
 
No printed word nor spoken plea can teach your minds what they can be.
Not all the books on all the shelves but what the teachers are themselves.
 
You might think your students are taking a year of fifth grade from you. They are not. They are taking YOU for a year of fifth grade.
 
Similarly, your students are not taking a year of algebra, world history, art, or computers from you. They are taking YOU for a year of algebra, world history, art, or computers.
 
Think about it. Your classroom is you. Your language is you. The materials you select to use with students are you. Everything that goes on in your classroom is flavored with huge doses of you. You don't give students a year of second grade. You give them a year of you.
 
You, the teacher, and you, the human being, have an enormous impact on the students you teach. Are you conscious of the silent messages your behavior sends to your students? Are you aware of what you model? Do you know you can never not model? Do you choose your modeling with intentionality? Is that important to you?
Are you aware of the degree to which you share your humanness with students? Do you do it on purpose? Have you developed ways to be real with students to help them connect to your humanness? Do you drop the façade of professional educator and allow students to see pieces of you, the human being? Do you want to?
 
Perhaps you agree with us that you, the teacher, are your own best resource. True, it is primarily the board of education, administrators, legislators, and so-called reformers that make curriculum, spending, and hiring decisions. The building level administrator generally has most input on class lists, schedules, room assignments and procedures. Committees often make textbook recommendations, decide report card formats, etc. Whether or not you are required to implement the core curriculum is out of your hands and often decided at the state level, far from the daily hum of your classroom. Test makers in corporate offices decide what goes on the tests you are required to administer.
 
Still, it is you alone who closes that door behind you and faces a classroom full of students. You provide your students with supplemental reading materials, manipulatives and learning tasks of every size, shape, and content. You present them with choices, consequences, and chances to work both independently and with one another. You provide experiences that teach them solution seeking and higher level thinking and opportunities to accept responsibility and to give input. You offer a listening ear and an encouraging voice. Yet, it remains that the most important thing you have to offer your students is YOU and your own humanity. When you give them yourself, you give them something real, something that no one else can offer. You offer you.
 
You are the message.
 
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: www.chickmoorman.com and www.thomashaller.com
The Teacher Talk Advantage
  
 
5. Science Fair Project

6. Tattling or Reporting?
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7. Spirit Whisperers on Facebook
 
 
Do you use Facebook? If so check out the Spirit Whisperer Oasis. Be sure to click LIKE. And be double sure to hover over Like so you can get notifications of postings.
 
Chick Moorman
 
Contact Chick at:
 
1-877-360-1477 (toll-free)
 
Thomas Haller
 
Contact Thomas at:
 
989-686-5356
 
Copyright
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Prepublication Offer
 
The Abracadabra Effect: The 13 Verbally Transmitted Diseases and How to Cure Them 
     
Chick Moorman recently entered a restaurant and found incorrect grammar on the list of that day's special menu. "Try ARE whitefish" was the phrase in question. Chick, wanting to be helpful, informed the waitress of the error. Her response? "I didn't do it. It wasn't my fault." Chick went on to explain that he was not blaming her, just letting her know because someone in the organization might want to change it. The waitress replied, "That's not my job."
 
End of conversation.
 
The dialogue above is characteristic of the sickness that pervades our world today. Avoidance of responsibility, feelings of disempowerment, a lack of integrity, and pervasive unconsciousness appear to be the major default system most people live by today.
 
Look, we are just going to say it right out. No beating around the bush. No soft- pedaling it. We are living in a sick society and it is getting sicker. Maybe you have noticed.
 
Blame, judgment, gossip, and criticism are running rampant.
 
Disowning responsibility for the choices we make has become a lifestyle for many.
 
Road rage, child abuse, and the number of men who hit their girlfriends or wives is increasing.
 
Levels of obesity, a sense of entitlement, and complaints are skyrocketing.
 
Integrity? What's that?
 
There is no need to go on. You already get the point.
 
Authors Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller know it is beyond time to heal the planet and the people who inhabit it. That is precisely why they have produced The Abracadabra Effect: The 13 Verbally Transmitted Diseases and How to Cure Them.
 
Use of THE ABRACADABRA EFFECT
 
Chick and Thomas contend that our unconscious use of THE ABRACADABRA EFFECT has created most of the dis-ease that permeates our world today. We're talking about frustration, irritation, annoyance, stress, depression, anxiety, indecision, dependency, procrastination, disowning responsibility, shame, regret, blame, envy, jealousy, nervousness, worry, guilt, fear, self-rejection, ridicule, tension, and more. They also contend that by becoming conscious of THE ABRACADABRA EFFECT we can awaken, choose health, and heal the world of the symptoms of dis-ease listed above.
 
Yes, you will be able to put THE ABRACADABRA EFFECT to use in your life to heal your heart, to heal your family, to heal your relationships, and to heal your organization. By so doing, you will be helping to heal the world.
 
So what is this ABRACADABRA EFFECT anyway?
 
Is it magic? Yes, THE ABRACADABRA EFFECT is magic. Except when it isn't.
 
Is THE ABRACADABRA EFFECT a series of miracles? Yes, it is a series of miracles. Not counting those times when it is not.
 
Is THE ABRACADABRA EFFECT a combination of magic and miracles? Yes, always in all ways. Unless it isn’t.
 
Are you confused about THE ABRACADABRA EFFECT? Are you REALLY serious about learning more about it before you take advantage of this generous prepublication offer? Are you serious enough to read a full, as well as short, explanation in the preamble? If so, read it here.
 
 
Do you see yourself below?
 
Do your kids frustrate you?
Are you annoyed with a coworker's behavior?
Is there something that is bugging you right now?
If so, you are creating dis-ease in yourself. And there is a cure.
 
Do you think your neighbor should have known better?
Does your girlfriend make you jealous when she talks to other men?
Do you think you are too old to create financial security?
If so, you are creating dis-ease in yourself. And there is a cure.
 
Do you think you can’t quit smoking or lose weight?
Do you tell your kids to be careful climbing the tree or they might fall?
Did somebody piss you off recently?
If so, you are creating dis-ease in yourself. And there is a cure.
 
And those cures are contained in the new book from Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller: The Abracadabra Effect: The 13 Verbally Transmitted Diseases and How to Cure Them.
 
You probably don't think you are infected. Most people don't. And most people are. They are walking around in denial, unknowingly spreading dis-ease verbally everywhere they go to everyone with whom they come in contact.
 
Right this moment there is a strong possibility you could be a host for the "Makes Me" Psychosis, Unableism, Preventarrhea, Shoulditus, Judgmentalillness, The Rightabolic Syndrome, Blameopoly, Fungatious Feedback, Presentphobia, Degenerative Confidence or other infectious dis-eases.
 
If you are like most people, you were infected shortly after birth and have stayed in a contagious state since then.
 
You are not only a carrier, you are also a spreader. You are inadvertently helping others adopt and persist in maintaining a dis-eased lifestyle.
 
If you don't know you are sick, there is nothing you can do about it.
 
If you don't know you are contagious, you will continue to infect all the important people in your life. That includes your spouse, children, parents, friends, coworkers and neighbors.
 
If you don't know you are sick, there is NO WAY you can get well.
 
The Abracadabra Effect: The 13 Verbally Transmitted Diseases and How to Cure Them not only identifies the major dis-eases affecting people today. It also offers prescriptions for wellness, ways to ditch the 13 dreaded dis-eases, and suggestions for creating a lifetime of health and happiness.
 
This valuable book is designed to be a wake-up call. Are you ready to hear it and respond?
 
Will you fully step up and own your personal responsibility?
 
Are you ready to activate the power within?
 
Will you become a world changer rather than a disseminator of dis-ease?
 
Is this your time to become fully conscious?
 
Is it your right time to choose health?
 
What about fully experiencing life?
 
How about now?
 
It is time to take action.
 
The Abracadabra Effect is currently being printed. Upon completion it will sell for $19.95 plus postage. We estimate the release date to be around November 1, 2014.
 
Order your personal copy before November 1, 2014, and get this world-changing book for only $10.00 plus postage.
 
Order 2-24 copies for friends, relatives, and complete strangers for the special price of $8.00 per book plus postage.
 
Order 25 or more copies to help change the world in destinations we aren't even aware of for the incredibly low price of $7.00 per book plus postage.
 
 
 
 
       
Workshops 
Oct. 9 - Egg Harbor City, NJ.
Parent Talk: Words That Empower, Words That Wound presented by Chick Moorman, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Egg Harbor City Public Schools. For more information contact Darlene Hagel at 609-965-1034 Ext. 136 or email DHagel@ehcs.k12.nj.us.
 
Oct. 10 - Egg Harbor City, NJ.
Keynote: Keynote: Celebrate the Spirit Whisperers and The Sounds of Spirit Whispering presented by Chick Moorman, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. Egg Harbor City Public Schools. For more information contact Darlene Hagel at 609-965-1034 Ext. 136 or email DHagel@ehcs.k12.nj.us.
 
Oct. 17 - Saginaw, MI. 
Abracadabra Effect: 5 Things Teens Say and Believe presented by Thomas Haller, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm , Heritage High School.
 
Dec. 8 - Cherry Hill, 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 www.ber.org.
 
Dec. 9 - Long Island, NY.
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 www.ber.org.
 
Dec. 10 - St. Louis, MO.
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 www.ber.org.
 
Dec. 11 - Pasadena, CA.
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 www.ber.org.
 
Dec. 12 - Anaheim, CA.
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 www.ber.org.
Media Schedule
 
Thomas on television answering viewer questions:
 
Family Matters Segment – Every Wednesday at 12:15pm on WNEM TV5 News at Noon
 
Family Matters Segment – Every Saturday at 8:45am on WNEM TV5 Weekend Wake-up
 
Family Matters Segment – Every Sunday at 7:45 & 8:45am on WNEM TV5 Weekend Wake-up
 
Relationship Matters Segment – Every Monday at 9:00am on WNEM TV5 Better Mid-Michigan
 
Past segments can be viewed on-line at www.wnem.com
 
Thomas on the radio answering questions and discussing hot topics:
 
Every Thursday morning at 7:30 am on CARZ 108FM – Streaming live online www.wcrz.com.
 
Listen to Thomas on The Thomas and Valerie Show on www.prx.org or on www.thethomasandvalerieshow.com.
Links
Personal Power Press • P.O. Box 547 • Merrill • MI • 48637
http://www.personalpowerpress.com
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