Educator Newsletter #127
March 10, 2015
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: 101 Important Learnings That Aren't Tested 
5.  "Act as if" for Teachers
6.  The Spirit Whisperer Sanctuary
7.  The Teacher Talk Advantage Seminar on Video
1. Quote
"I am not a teacher, but an awakener."
Robert Frost
2. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation
Is there something that feels or appears frantic to you today? What if you responded by not responding? What if you replaced action with quiet noticing?
Get a full year of SW Contemplations free when you order the Spirit Whisperers book.
3. Bumper Sticker
Spotted on a Chevy Cavalier in Mesa, AZ
I'm the English Teacher About
Whom Your Mother Warned You.
4.  Article: 101 Important Learnings That Aren't Tested
By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
1. There is no such thing as a permanent record. 
2. Being is as important as doing. 
3. There is no one best way. There are many paths to where you are going. 
4. Trust your gut. You know what you know. 
5. Act as if you can. 
6. A useful way to learn something is to teach it to others.
7. No one can make you learn if you choose not to. If you choose to learn, no one can stop you.
8. Falling down is a signal that it is time to get back up.
9. No one can motivate you. You can only motivate yourself.
10. Choose your friends wisely.
11. Ask yourself often, "What is this situation trying to teach me? What is the lesson here?"

12. Mistakes are data. How you use that data is what is important.
13. You are not a test score. You are so much more.
14. How you talk to yourself is more important than how others talk to you.
15. You create what you speak. How you talk is what you come to think and believe.
16. Most of your behaviors flow out of your beliefs.
17. Fear is gifting you with the opportunity to use courage.
18. No one can make you happy. Happiness is generated from within.
19. Real power is not power over. It is power with.
20. It's never too late.
21. Nothing is too anything.
22. The earth is an endangered species.
23. Your faith is generated from within. No one can take it away from you.

24. Don't settle.
25. More isn't necessarily better.
26. What other people think about you says more about them than it does about you.
27. You always have more choices than you think you have.
28. Don't allow other people to "should" on you.
29. No one can hurt your feelings. And you can choose to feel hurt.
30. What "I'll do it later" really means is "I'm not going to do it now."
31. You don't "have" time. You "create" time.
32. You do not have a glass head. No one can read your mind. Speak up for yourself.
33. The greatest transportation system in the world is your train of thought.
34. If you don't like where you are headed, change trains.
35. Big boys cry. Girls, too.
36. Every problem has a solution.
37. This too shall pass.
38. You don't have to hurry. You don't "have to" anything.
39. It's intelligent to ask for help.
40. Different people have different needs.
41. You don't always have to do your best.
42. Tell people when you are sorry and tell them what you learned and what you plan to do next time.
43. Follow through.
44. It's ok to quit.
45. Experience can be messy.
46. Clean up your messes.
47. Be cause. Look inward for the cause of all things that seem to happen to you.
48. Trying doesn't work. Doing does.
49. Effort is more important than intelligence.
50. If we mess it up for polar bears, we've messed it up for a lot more than the polar bears.
51. We are all connected.
52. Being right doesn't work.
53. The universe has its own time schedule.
54. It's more important to count your wins than your losses.
55. Just start. Take the first step.
56. You are not really seeing things the way they You are seeing them the way you are.
57. You don't have to take offense.
58. When you are unsure what to do, ask, "What would love do now?"
59. It is easier to build what you want than to tear down what you don't want.
60. Let go of worn-out things, worn-out relationships, and worn-out beliefs.
61. Disagree politely.
62. Question authority respectfully.
63. You don't have to bite the hook.
64. To make shadows disappear, it is necessary to shine light on them.
65. Love giving and love receiving.
66. You are responsible for what you see.
67. See everything that happens as happening for your benefit.
68. Being humble doesn't work.
68. Acknowledge the strength you already have.
70. There is no such thing as a casual statement.
71. Relaxing is intelligent.
72. Most behavior equals a choice.
73. Not choosing is a choice.
74. The only person you can change is yourself.
75. Doing is the most important step in knowing.
76. Ordinary moments do not exist.
77. Now is the time. This is the place.
78. Tell people what you want rather than what you don’t want.
79. Complaining doesn't change the negative.
80. If the horse you are riding dies, get off.
81. What you give your attention to grows and expands.
82. You are a miracle.
83. If you do not want the truth, no evidence will convince you.
84. When you judge another person, you define yourself as someone who judges.
85. People you gossip with gossip about you when you are not present.
86. Take a full cut.
87. Doubt blocks.
88. Follow your passion. The juice will show the way.
89. Running away doesn't work.
90. Turn the page. Yesterday is over.
91. Allow applause to enter. Enjoy it.
92. Perfect isn't necessary.
93. You choose how to experience the experience.
94. It's not fair. So what? Now what?
95. Brushing your teeth is important. This is about more than brushing your teeth.
96. Invite participation.
97. Do it now.
98. Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. With passion.
99. See it all as perfect.
100. Everything on this list might be untrue.
101. Everything on this list might also be true. You decide. 
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
The Teacher Talk Advantage
5.  "Act as if" for Teachers
6.  The Spirit Whisperer Sanctuary

You Will Find Hope Here

If you are one of those Spirit Whisperers that is losing hope, know that you are not alone. Come to You will find hope here along with connectedness, encouragement, and useful ideas. This spot is for YOU!
Spirit Whisperers are "hope givers." They give us hope that we can create an educational system and a style of parenting that doesn't perceive failure, that grants dignity without it needing to be earned, that holds the child in a state of grace, even as appropriate consequences are implemented. Thank you for giving us all hope. 
Enjoy  Tell your colleagues.
7. Teacher Talk Advantage Seminar on Video
Attention school administrators.
Listen up professional educators.
This could be the exact opportunity you have been waiting for—an opportunity to see Chick Moorman live in your office, classroom or media center. Now you too can partake of this stimulating live presentation without having to fight big-city traffic and pay big bucks to attend.
Announcing a full-day video seminar with Chick Moorman presenting The Teacher Talk Advantage before a live audience.
Finally, a video seminar that gives teachers an edge!
This video seminar will strengthen your teaching effectiveness and help you be better prepared to deal with the everyday challenges and stresses of being a professional educator. You will gain the knowledge and practical verbal skills that will allow you to walk confidently into your school with The Teacher Talk Advantage.
Now you and your staff can see Chick Moorman on video doing a full-day presentation helping teachers gain The Teacher Talk Advantage.
Chick Moorman
Contact Chick at:
1-877-360-1477 (toll-free)
Thomas Haller
Contact Thomas at:
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Thomas Haller in Action
This power-packed 16-minute video will show you what Thomas Haller can do for your Student Council, National Honor Society, or other student leader organization.
Watch the customized talk he gives to welcome new Ecclesia members into this important organization at Bay City Central High School.
Know he can do this for your student organization and leave members feeling valued, affirmed and important.
Interested? E-mail Thomas Haller at or call him at 989-686-5356 to find out more about this dynamic presentation.

Book of the Month
The Abracadabra Effect: The 13 Verbally Transmitted Diseases and How to Cure Them
Which of the statements below have you made recently? 
•"She hurt my feelings."
•"It's too hot/cold to do that."
•"I can’t sing/cook/dance/close that deal."
•"That really makes me mad."
•"I'm not a morning person."
•"I need a vacation."
•"He should have called me first."
•"You did a good job on that report."
•"If this meeting runs overtime, I'm not going to be happy." 
Do you recognize your teacher voice in any of the statements above? If so, you are verbally spreading dis-ease.
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 you love and care about.
If you don't know you are sick, there is NO WAY to get well.
The Abracadabra Effect: 13 Verbally Transmitted Diseases and How to Cure Them contains the information and prescriptions necessary to eliminate dis-ease from your life. Begin today to increase your personal power and self-responsibility. Model healthy speaking, thinking, believing, and living to your students, family and coworkers.
ANNOUNCING - The Abracadabra Effect Website
Reasons to visit this helpful site: 
1. Take the Verbally Transmitted Language Quiz
Are you a carrier and a spreader of verbally transmitted diseases? Not sure? You can find out here with the Verbally Transmitted Language Quiz. 
2. Listen to the video welcome by Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman. 
3. Check out supportive quotes from different times, places and people. For example:
"When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation, or accept it. All else is madness."
--Eckhart Tolle 
4. Read related articles of the Abracadabra Effect in use. 20 currently posted and growing, including . . .  
•"Pre-Seed your Day"
•"The Art of Language"
•"Effective Encouragement"
•"One Thought Away"
•"Stop Shoulding on Your Children" 
5. Access a Question & Answer section. 
6. Visit other important sections, including: About the Authors, Authors' Schedules, Testimonials, and Contact information.   
Parent Talk System Training of Trainers One-on-One via Skype
"Thank you so much for all that you are, to me and to my work. I am finding the training so valuable in ALL aspects of my life. See you Friday!"
Those are the final three sentences of a communication Chick received from a client in Australia at the completion of one of our Skype sessions. He has just about finished the Parent Talk System Training of Trainers, and her questions are stretching him to expand his knowledge and application of the important verbal skills he teaches others. Win/win.
In addition to polishing the verbal skills Chick so strongly believes in, he is learning about the advantages of one-on-one training sessions. They include:
The client gets all their questions answered NOW.
•They get full-time access to the originator of the material.
•Neither of us has to travel.

•We both sit in comfortable chairs in our offices.
•There is a week in between each session, providing ample time to implement the skills.
•Regular e-mails answer questions and concerns, and adjustments can be made immediately.
•Personalizing the material is at its peak.
•One-on-one allows for greater personal connection than one-with-twenty.  
You could be one of the one-on-one clients to work with Chick Moorman this new year. Four people (it's already down to one opening) are all he will do this with in the coming year. Interested? E-mail Chick Moorman at and he will send you the FULL details about this exciting opportunity.
March 12 - Brighton, MI
Dimensions of Discipline presented by Chick Moorman, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Maple Tree Montessori Academy. For more information contact Sue Cherry at
March 15 - Chelsea, MI
Parent Talk: Words That Empower, Words That Wound presented by Chick Moorman, 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Chelsea First United Methodist Church. For more information contact Courtney Aldrich at
March 20 - Troy, MI
Dealing with At-Risk Students presented by Chick Moorman, 9:00 am - 11:30 am. Oakland University Charters, MSU Management Education Center. For more information contact Shawna Boomgaard at 248-370-4191 or email
April 20 - Albany, 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
April 21 - Manchester, NH
Motivating the Unmotivated, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Contact Bureau of Education & Research (BER) at 1-800-735-3503 or
April 22 - Boston, MA
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
April 23 - Chicago South, IL
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
April 24 - Chicago North, IL
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
May 8 - Rochester, MI
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
May 16 - Mt. Pleasant, MI
The Heart to Shape a Mind presented by Thomas Haller, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Mid Michigan Community College, Mt. Pleasant Campus. For more information contact Marni Taylor at 989-433-2962 x320 or email Click here for the flyer.
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 
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