Response-Able Educator Newsletter #70

March 27, 2008

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In This Issue

1. Quote
2. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation
3. Bumper Sticker
4. Sign of the Times
5. Article: Escalate Your Teaching

6. Teacher Talk Tip

 


1. Quote

"In school you get the lesson and then take the test…

In life you take the test and then get the lesson."


Unknown Source


2. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation

Are you feeling surrounded today? Maybe the best way to go is UP. Can you visualize yourself rising above this challenge? If you can get high enough, you just may be able to see beyond it.

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3. Bumper Sticker

Noticed on a silver and black Hummer in Grand Haven, MI:

You can't scare me.

I drive a school bus.


4. Sign of the Times

A.)   Observed on a teacher’s T-shirt at Crane Country Day School in Santa Barbara, CA:

      Life without Geometry

      There is no point.

B.)    Seen on a wall in a teacher’s room in Seattle, WA:

       Sometimes the squeaky wheel gets kicked.

C.)     Noticed on a bulletin board in a staff room in Columbus, GA:

The object of teaching a child is to enable the child to get along without the teacher.

D.)     Seen on the chalkboard as a writing assignment in a middle-school classroom:

      Does expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the
      expected?

 


5. Article: Escalate Your Teaching

By Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman

 

A class trip to Washington DC produced an interesting teaching opportunity for Mrs. Harper as she accompanied a small group of sixth-graders to the subway station. The station attendant asked them if they were on their way to ride the escalator. “What escalator?” two of the students asked simultaneously. “The second-longest escalator in the world,” he replied, “and it’s at the end of the green line, about twenty minutes from here. It’s part of the subway system.”

 

“I want to go,” said one student. “Me, too,” chimed in another. Mrs. Harper, a veteran educator, had developed an intuitive feel for knowing when to throw out lesson plans and go with the flow. She had done so many times before. She did it again this day and off the group headed to ride the world’s second-longest escalator.

 

The group of seven students, with chaperone in tow, navigated what turned out to be a thirty-minute trip out to the suburban train station where the escalator was located. Students were awed at the length and height of the moving stairway. They rode it up and down again and again. They took pictures. They laughed. They timed it coming and going. They counted the stairs and argued over the correct number. After forty minutes of experiencing the unusual people mover, some students and their teacher tired of the ride. Others wanted to continue.

 

After a show of hands produced a solid majority, the group headed back. Discussion on the return trip centered on how big the escalator was, what a surprise it was, and how difficult it must be to maintain.

 

Someone wanted to know when the first escalator was invented. Another student joked that it was invented by William Escalator in 1952.

 

Recognizing a positive learning moment when she saw one, Mrs. Harper took out a pencil and recorded her students’ questions. Her list included the following:

 

  • Who came up with the idea for the first escalator?
  • Where did that person get the idea and what year did it happen?
  • How old was the inventor when he got the idea?
  • What might have been some of the concerns the inventor had with the first plans?
  • What other inventions came out of this idea?

 

Back at the hotel, a web search was organized to find information. The students discovered interesting answers to many of their self-generated questions.

 

For those of you who are interested in data like this, and not to leave you hanging, at the age of sixteen, Jesse Reno had the original idea for a moving staircase (later named an escalator). His invention was first showcased as an amusement park ride at Coney Island. He received a patent for his invention in 1891.

 

Knowing there are many things to learn that are more important than dates and facts, Mrs. Harper escalated the lesson to the next level. As the web search was drawing to a close, she asked her group to think seriously about the invention of the escalator. “All those stairs moving nonstop to take people up and down—indeed, all the escalators of the world—began many years ago with a single thought from a sixteen-year-old boy. That single thought turned into plans, and those plans turned into the first escalator.

 

“Everything you see in this room was once a thought,” she continued. “Thoughts have energy and go out into the universe and turn into things. Thoughts are that important. Be careful what you think, because your thoughts are creating your future reality.”

 

Noticing that the interest in her lecture burst was fading, Mrs. Harper wrapped it up with this statement. “I think we had a great day today and I think we’ll have another one tomorrow. How about you?” she challenged. The response was positive.

 

Mrs. Harper is one of a growing number of educators around the world who are alertly looking for teachable moments to help children learn about the Attraction Principle. They are doing so because they are aware of the power of belief and recognize they have been called to help children activate that power to manifest a better world.

Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman are the authors of Teaching the Attraction Principle™ to Children. They are two of the world's foremost authorities on raising responsible, caring, confident children. They publish a free monthly e-zine for parents. To sign up for it or obtain more information on how to bring their expertise to your staff  or parent group, visit their website today: www.personalpowerpress.com.

 


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6. Teacher Talk Tip

Change your words and you change your thoughts and perceptions. Change your thoughts and perceptions and you change your beliefs. Change your beliefs and you change your behaviors. Change your behaviors and you change the reaction you invite.

Possible words to change

Mistake…………………………………………………..Learning opportunity

Detention……………………………………………….Responsibility room

Problem solving.....………………….……………Solution seeking

Field Trip………………………………………………..Adventure in learning

Study………………………………………………………Growing your mind

Rules……………………………………………………….Healthy limits

Consequences…………………………………………Outcomes

 

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Featured Workshop


The Parent Talk System - Training of Trainers

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and parents in your community. Are you ready to help create a “New Parent” for today’s children? We are changing the world, one parent at a time. Will you join us?

July 31 - Aug. 2
Spring Arbor University
19855 West Outer Drive
Suite 300 E
Dearborn, MI 48124


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE.

Live Event

Teaching the Attraction Principle™ to Children

With CHICK MOORMAN and THOMAS HALLER

Helping You and Your Children Manifest a Better World

What if . . .

 

·        A single principle could dramatically change your teaching life?

 

·        You knew how to intentionally use that principle in your classroom for the benefit of everyone concerned?

 

·       This seminar contained information that would help you implement that principle in your own life as well as teach it to your students? It does, and this seminar will teach you how.


See and hear Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman together again.

Ann Arbor, MI
May 17, 2008

This will be an exciting adventure for educators and parents alike as Thomas and Chick present the concepts of their new book in workshop form. Register today to reserve your spot. 


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Schedule

April 3 – Bruce Township, MI
10:00 am, The Only Three Discipline Strategies You Will Ever Need presented by Thomas Haller, Grace Lutheran Fellowship Church, 7525 32 Mile Road, Bruce Township, MI Call 586-752-9800 for more information.

April 3 – Bruce Township, MI
7:00 pm, Couple Talk presented by Thomas Haller, Grace Lutheran Fellowship Church, 7525 32 Mile Road, Bruce Township, MI Call 586-752-9800 for more information.

April 7 – Macomb, MI
AM, Catching the Writing Bug Literacy Day presented by Reese and Thomas Haller, Fox Elementary School, Macomb, MI.

April 7 – Macomb, MI
PM, Catching the Writing Bug Literacy Day presented by Reese and Thomas Haller, Mohawk Elementary School, Macomb, MI.

April 8 – Champaign, IL
Increase Student Motivation, Achievement and Self-Responsibility presented by Chick Moorman, Otter Creek Institute, Champaign, IL. For information call 1-800-413-1452.

April 9 – Rockford, IL
Increase Student Motivation, Achievement and Self-Responsibility presented by Chick Moorman, Otter Creek Institute, Rockford, IL. For information call 1-800-413-1452.

April 10 – St. Cloud, MN
Increase Student Motivation, Achievement and Self-Responsibility presented by Chick Moorman, Otter Creek Institute, St. Cloud, MN. For information call 1-800-413-1452.

April 11 – Chicago Area
Increase Student Motivation, Achievement and Self-Responsibility presented by Chick Moorman, Otter Creek Institute, Chicago Area. For information call 1-800-413-1452.

April 16 – Farmington Hills, MI
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm, Parent Talk: Words That Empower, Words That Wound presented by Chick Moorman, Farmington Hills, William Grace Elementary, Farmington Hills, MI. For information contact Pam Green at 248-489-3747 or email pamela.green@farmington.k12.mi.us



Chick Moorman

Contact Chick at 1-877-360-1477 or e-mail him at ipp57@aol.com.


CLICK HERE TO VISIT CHICK'S WEBSITE.

Thomas Haller

Contact Thomas at 989-686-5356 or e-mail him at thomas@thomashaller.com.


CLICK HERE TO VISIT THOMAS' WEBSITE.

Links

Contact

Personal Power Press
1-877-360-1477
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