Educator Newsletter #133
January 21, 2016
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: Moving Students beyond What Is
5. The Spirit Whisperer Sanctuary 
1. Quote
"The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
 
∼ Malcolm Forbes
2. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation
What if you thought of this student as wounded rather than wrong? Would it alter your perception? Would it alter your approach?
 
Get a full year of SW Contemplations free when you order the Spirit Whisperers book.
 
3. Bumper Sticker
Spotted on a blue Chevy Blazer in Las Vegas, NV:
 
Keep Calm
And Love Biology
4. Article: Moving Students beyond What Is
 
 
By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
 
Ladonna was stuck. She was glued to her present situation and not able to see or move beyond it yet. By firmly focusing on the what is of her life, she had anchored that reality in place. It took her middle-school counselor, Mr. Ordonez, and his effective verbal skills to help Ladonna free herself and move to higher ground. Mr. Ordonez knew that if she continued to stay focused on what is, it would be difficult for her to change what is into something new.
 
"I have two detentions," Ladonna told her middle-school counselor. "One more and I'm in ISS [In School Suspension]."
 
"What's your goal for today?" Mr. Ordonez asked, attempting to move her from what is to what could be.
 
"She'll give me another one if I even turn around."
 
"What's your goal for today?"
 
"She doesn't like me. I can feel it."
 
"How would you like this day to end?"
 
"I don't know."
 
"Ladonna, would you like a suggestion?"
 
"I guess."
 
"Move your focus away from what you think is to how you want it to be. Concentrate on that for a while."
 
"What do you mean?"
 
"I mean that you're so focused on what you think is happening, you're neglecting to think about what you want to have happen."
 
"But she is picking on me. Everyone else thinks so, too."
 
"And how is concentrating on that, thinking about it, and talking about it with your friends working for you?"
 
"Not too good, I guess."
 
"Then you might want to think about something else. I suggest you concentrate on how you want it to be."
 
"I'm not sure that will work."
 
"Well, you are sure how the other strategy is working, right?"
 
"Right."
 
"Well, think about it and I'll see you tomorrow."
 
"Okay."
 
The effort by Ladonna's counselor in this instance is to encourage her to move away from focusing on what is. His goal is to move her to a place where she sees and concentrates on what could be.
 
What Ladonna doesn't know is that what Mr. Ordonez is doing is exactly the same thing he is asking her to do. He is focusing on what Ladonna could be, not on the way she is currently seen by some of her teachers.
 
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. The Spirit Whisperer Sanctuary
 
If you haven't seen the contribution above, you haven't been visiting www.spiritwhisperersanctuary.com.  Check it out now.
 
 
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 www.spiritwhisperersanctuary.com
 
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, and that holds the child in a state of grace, even as appropriate consequences are implemented. Thank you for giving us all hope. 
 
Enjoy www.spiritwhisperersanctuary.com. Tell your colleagues. 
Chick Moorman
 
Contact Chick at:
 
1-877-360-1477 (toll-free)
e-mail ipp57@aol.com
www.chickmoorman.com 
www.twitter.com/chickmoorman
www.facebook.com/chick.moorman
 
CLICK HERE TO VISIT CHICK'S WEBSITE.
Thomas Haller
 
Contact Thomas at:
 
989-686-5356
e-mail thomas@thomashaller.com
www.thomashaller.com
www.twitter.com/tomhaller
www.facebook.com/thomas.b.haller
 
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THOMAS' WEBSITE.
Copyright
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The Teacher Talk Advantage
Facilitator Training
July 18 - 20, 2016
 
Bay Valley Resort & Conference Center
2470 Old Bridge Road
Bay City, MI 48706

 
 
 
Parent Programs: Bring one of these to your school this winter.
Most Popular Programs
 
Parent Talk: Words That Empower, Words That Wound
 
The Only 3 Discipline Strategies You Will Ever Need
 
The 10 Commitments: Parenting with Purpose
 
Transforming Aggression in Children: The Critical Strategies for Managing Aggressive Behavior
 
The 6 Best Parenting Strategies You’ll Ever Need: Effective and Practical Parenting Strategies
 
Help parents of students in your school get on the same page as the teachers. All workshops offer effective Verbal Empowerment Skills for raising responsible, caring, conscious children. Call Thomas Haller or Chick Moorman today.

 
Contact Thomas at:
989-686-5356
e-mail thomas@thomashaller.com
 
Contact Chick at:
1-877-360-1477 (toll-free)
e-mail ipp57@aol.com
 
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 thomas@thomashaller.com or call him at 989-686-5356 to find out more about this dynamic presentation.

 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH TOM IN ACTION.
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
ipp57@aol.com and he will send you the FULL details about this exciting opportunity.
Workshops 
Feb. 2 - Plainwell, MI
Parent-Child Relationship: Parent Café presented by Chick Moorman, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Plainwell Community Schools. For more information contact Cathy Moorman at cmoorman@plainwellschools.org.

Feb. 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.

Feb. 9 New Brunswick, 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.

Feb. 10 - White Plains, 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.

Feb. 11 - 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 www.ber.org.

Feb. 25 - East Lansing, MI
The Only 3 Discipline Strategies You Will Ever Need presented by Chick Moorman, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Stepping Stones Montessori School, Edgewood Church (Social Hall). For more information contact Colleen Carlson at 517-336-0422 or email ccarlson@elsteppingstones.org.

March 10 - Brighton, MI
The Only 3 Discipline Strategies You Will Ever Need presented by Chick Moorman, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Maple Tree Montessori. For more information contact Sue Cherry at 810-599-3326 or email info@mapletreemontessori.com.

March 14 - Alsip, IL
Parent Talk: Words That Empower, Words That Wound presented by Chick Moorman, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Atwood Heights School District 125. Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library, 11960 S. Pulaski. For more information contact Lisa West, Principal, Hamlin Upper Grade Center at 708-597-1550 or email LWest@ahsd125.org.

March 15 - Alsip, IL
Motivating the Unmotivated presented by Chick Moorman, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. Atwood Heights School District 125. For more information contact Lisa West, Principal, Hamlin Upper Grade Center at 708-597-1550 or email LWest@ahsd125.org.

 
March 18 - Phoenix, NY
The Only 3 Discipline Strategies You Will Ever Need presented by Chick Moorman, 8:00 am - 9:45 am, 10:00 am - 11:45 am and 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm. Phoenix Central Schools. For more information contact Christopher Byrne at 315-695-1641 or email cbyrne@phoeixcsd.org.

March 23 - Manchester, NH.
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.

March 24 - Burlington, VT
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.

March 28 - Phoenix, NY
Keynote and Concurrent Sessions presented by Chick Moorman. Phoenix Central School. For more information contact Christopher Byrne at cbyrne@phoenixcsd.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 
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