Response-Able Educator Newsletter #71

May 13, 2008

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In This Issue

1. Quote
2. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation
3. Bumper Sticker
4. Sign of the Times
5. Article: Teaching the Attraction Principle™ to Students

6. Not on the Test

 


1. Quote


"If you don't want to be there, don't go there."

Sallye Taylor


2. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation

Be the silent witness today. Mentally detach from time to time and allow your consciousness to float to the top of the room. Silently watch everything that goes on in your classroom. Notice what happens to you. Be apart from it as you notice yourself being a part of it.

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3. Bumper Sticker

Noticed on a dark-colored, undistinguished beater in Louisville, KY:

My father has never been on an honor roll anywhere.


4. Sign of the Times

A.)  Observed on a choir director's sweatshirt in St. Cloud, MN:

      Treble maker

B.)   Seen on a wall in a teacher's room in Flint, MI:

       It can't hurt to ask for a fourth wish.

C.)     Noticed on a bulletin board in a staff room in Dallas, TX:

Definition of TEACHER: What you call a person who keeps on talking when no one is listening.


5. Article: TEACHING THE ATTRACTION PRINCIPLE™ TO STUDENTS

 

By Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman

 

 

Millions of adults are using the Attraction Principle to build wealth and health, find a soul mate, and attract meaningful work. Since these adults get positive results from using this important law, an increasing number of them (parents and teachers) are actively teaching it to children. Their belief is that it is important for children to understand and appreciate how our thoughts manifest external results and how emotions can be used to guide our thought processes. They see this understanding as a vital addition to the life skills every child needs in order to grow and evolve into who and what they want to be.

 

As more educators find personal meaning in the Attraction Principle, they will in turn help more children make the connection between thoughts, emotions and the results which follow. To that end, we offer the following guidelines to consider when teaching the Attraction Principle to the important students in your life. By using these ideas in conjunction with the Attraction Principle, you can help them learn how to manifest a better world.

 

1.     Begin with yourself. Use the Attraction Principle in your life to draw to you what you desire in your teaching profession, your relationships and your finances. When you find value in this important principle in your own life, you will be more likely to pass it on to your students. Let them observe you setting goals, discussing your feelings, creating a vision board, outlining action steps, making adjustments as mistakes occur, and allowing what you desire to come to you. Change yourself first and your students will follow your lead.

 

2.     Start early. Parents don't wait until their child understands language before they start talking to them. They don't wait for fine motor skills to fully develop before they put a spoon in their child’s hands. Likewise, don’t wait until your students can understand an abstract concept like the Attraction Principle before you begin helping them see its effects. Start now by talking about how we create our own reality with our thoughts and feelings.

 

3.     Look for the teachable moments. Use what the universe brings you to teach important lessons. If your student says, "Dividing fractions is going to be hard," use that comment to teach him about the importance of thoughts. If you see a tree vibrating in the wind, point it out and talk about how all things are vibrating, even thoughts. Make the point that it is our vibrating thoughts and emotions that make the Attraction Principle work. When your student asks, "How come we have new books?" tell her about your vision several years ago and how your thoughts helped attract the books into your school life. The Attraction Principle can be taught in small increments as opportunities arise. Be alert for the arrival of teachable moments.

 

4.     Help students clarify their wants. Many students find it easy to identify and state what they don’t want. "I don't want to go out for recess." "I don’t want to go to the assembly."  "I don't want to do my report on Magellan." What our students don't understand is that the way the Attraction Principle works is that they get what they predominately think about, whether it is what they want or what they don't want. Help your students turn their focus from what they don't want into what they do want by stating it in the positive present tense. "I don’t want to go out for recess" can be restated as "I want to stay in and finish the cover on my report." "I don't want to do my report on Magellan" is rephrased as "I would rather research Pizzaro for my report on explorers."

 

5.     Help students understand their feelings. Feelings and emotions are the guidance system that lets us know if our thoughts are vibrating with what is best for us. Negative feelings are an indication that we are out of sync with the process of sending positive vibrations and are on a path of attracting more of what we don’t want. Teach students to identify feelings of anger, fear, sadness and joy. Help them understand these important emotions and how to use them as a guide. Remember, when we are feeling happy, tranquil, peaceful, and safe, we are connecting with the vibrational essence that manifests a better world.

 

6.     Understand that students may be skeptical. Some students may have initial doubts about the existence and effectiveness of the Attraction Principle. Even some adults struggle with understanding how to put it into practice in their own lives. Whether they believe it or not, whether they use it purposefully or not, the Attraction Principle is at work in their lives. Be patient with your student’s skepticism. Skepticism is a valuable trait and needs to be honored as such. Without making your student wrong for his or her beliefs, continue to point out how thought creates and that it has been an important step in the creation of such everyday items as a chair, television, and cell phone. Someone had to think a thought before any of these items came into existence.

 

7.     Know that you may have to teach the Attraction Principle again and again. Students don't always understand a concept the first time it is presented. They may need several repetitions at different ages and stages before the concepts are fully understood. As students grow and develop, they see the world from different points of view. A teenager has an entirely different view of procreation, honesty, and friendship than does a five-year-old. The same holds true for the Attraction Principle. Continue to share with your students the ways in which their thoughts are creating at every age and stage.

 

8.     Celebrate successes. Look for evidence of the Attraction Principle at work and celebrate it. Notice proof that the Attraction Principle is working and point it out to your students. When a student manifests an object of his desire, go to his vision book, look at the picture of it there and celebrate together. When you experience a teaching success, debrief your success with the entire class. Help them appreciate the connection between thought and materialization of the desire. Notice the little moments when the universe is bringing to your child what she wants, even when it is minute. When you see a small improvement in reading ability, mention it, and thank the universe for bringing her the success.

 

9.     Teach the proper order in using the Attraction Principle. Being comes before doing. Then comes having. It is important to help students understand that the attitudes and beliefs they hold in the present moment (how they are being) affect how they do whatever it is they are doing. We often rush into doing before first centering ourselves and getting our attitudes and emotions in line. All the doing in the world will not compensate for thoughts, emotions, and beliefs that are not in line with our doing. Teach and model this sequence: First BE, then DO, then HAVE.

 

There is no big secret to helping students understand the Attraction Principle and its presence in their lives. You teach it like you would teach anything else. Commit yourself to it, invest time in doing it, practice, debrief, and do it all over again.

 

Once students understand the relationship between their thoughts and emotions and what the universe manifests, they will experience the power that comes from providing direction to their own life. At that point the world opens and there is nothing that is unavailable to them.

 

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 to obtain more information about how they can help you or your group meet your parenting needs, visit their website today: www.personalpowerpress.com


Teaching the Attraction Principle™ to Children

 

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6. Not on the Test

Here's a link to see the following song performed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dAujuqCo7s

Not On The Test

by John Forster & Tom Chapin

Go on to sleep now, third grader of mine.
The test is tomorrow but you'll do just fine.
It's reading and math, forget all the rest.
You don't need to know what is not on the test.

Each box that you mark on each test that you take,

Remember your teachers, their jobs are at stake.
Your score is their score, but don't get all stressed.
They'd never teach anything not on the test.

The School Board is faced with no child left behind.

With rules but no funding, they're caught in a bind.
So music and art and the things you love best
Are not in your school 'cause they're not on the test.

Sleep, sleep, and as you progress
You'll learn there's a lot that is not on the test.

Debate is a skill that is useful to know,
Unless you're in Congress or talk radio,
Where shouting and spouting and spewing are blessed
'Cause rational discourse was not on the test.

Thinking's important. It's good to know how.
And someday you'll learn to but someday's not now.
Go on to sleep, now. You need your rest.
Don't think about thinking. It's not on the test.

© 2008 Limousine Music Co. & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)

Website: http://www.notonthetest.com/   

Product of the Month

Our Classroom: We Can Learn Together

by Chick Moorman and Dee Dishon

Hardcover book, 215 pages ($19.95)

This book will help K-6 teachers create a classroom environment where discipline problems are less likely to occur and where students are less likely to activate the new three R's -- Resistance, Reluctance, and Resentment. It will show you how to build an atmosphere of togetherness that focuses on strategies that foster cooperation, interdependence, and mutual respect.


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Featured Workshop

Teaching THE ATTRACTION PRINCIPLE™ to Children: Michigan Workshop
Saturday, May 17, 2008
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor
120 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI

Registration Fee:
$50 per person
$75 per couple

Teaching THE ATTRACTION PRINCIPLE™ to Children: California Workshop
Monday, June 2, 2008
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cosmikids, 18555 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA

Registration Fee:
$50 per person
$75 per couple



Featured Training

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.

Schedule

May 15 – Clinton Township, MI

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, The Only Three Discipline Strategies You Will Ever Need presented by Chick Moorman, Montessori Children Academy, Clinton Township, MI. For information email Daniella DeMichele at daniella76@hotmail.com.

 

May 17 – Ann Arbor, MI

9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Teaching the Attraction Principle to Children presented by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller, First United Methodist Church, 120 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI. For information email pam at pamstoutaa@yahoo.com.  You can register at www.personalpowerpress.com.

 

June 2 – Tarzana, CA

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Teaching the Attraction Principle to Children presented by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller, Cosmikids, 18555 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA. You can register at www.personalpowerpress.com.

 

June 7 – Cancun, Mexico

Transforming Aggression in Children presented by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller, LaSalle Auditorium, Cancun, Mexico. For information contact Jessica at 998-874-0892 or email vigilesc27@hotmail.com.

 

June 9 - 10 – Cancun, Mexico

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, The Teacher Talk System presented by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller, LaSalle Auditorium, Cancun, Mexico. For information contact Jessica at 998-874-0892 or email vigilesc27@hotmail.com.

 

June 9 - 11 – Cancun, Mexico

9:00 am - 1:00 pm, The Parent Talk System presented by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller, LaSalle Auditorium, Cancun, Mexico. For information contact Jessica at 998-874-0892 or email vigilesc27@hotmail.com.

 

June 11 – Cancun, Mexico

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, The Law of Attraction presented by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller, LaSalle Auditorium, Cancun, Mexico. For information contact Jessica at 998-874-0892 or email vigilesc27@hotmail.com.



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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Copyright

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