Empowering Students For the Future
Sometimes, hard work aligns with perfect timing. In March of 2023, I witnessed a dream come to life as my book, "Empowering Students For The Future," was traditionally published. Coincidentally, at the same time, the Florida DOE began rolling out the new Resiliency Education Standards. What's truly remarkable is that my book touches upon a staggering 49 of the Resiliency Education Standards! It's not just a book; it's a practical tool that empowers teachers to effortlessly integrate these standards into their classrooms.
Sharing The Message
My mission as an educator is to build an army of successful students, a group that encompasses not only my own students but ALL students. That's why I've fused my love for performing magic with the transformative content of my book. By weaving magic into the narrative, I've devised an electrifying and immersive approach to convey the book's themes, which align with 31 of the Resiliency Education Standards. I've had the privilege of spreading my "motivational magic" message to schools and colleges from coast to coast.
Teaching The Message
As educators, our mission is to cultivate lifelong learners, and in order to do that, we must occasionally step into the learner's seat ourselves. That's why I offer the "Motivational Magic Teachers Edition" – a unique opportunity for teachers to experience the magic of learning and the power of resilience.
During these sessions, I share not just a handful, but dozens of the Resiliency Standards, accompanied by my tried-and-true methods for seamlessly incorporating these concepts into their teaching. It's a journey where teachers become the students, and together, we unlock the secrets to empowering our learners to thrive and persevere in the face of life's challenges.
Just Some Of The Standards Addressed.
HE.K.R.2.3 Discuss the value of goal setting
HE.1.R.1.2 Describe the traits of a good friend.
HE.1.R.1.5 Identify strategies to overcome a challenge.
HE.3.R.2.1 Categorize resources used to achieve a personal goal.
HE.3.R.2.3 Describe positive ways to deal with failure and learn from challenges.
HE.4.R.1.4 Identify strategies to help persevere in difficult situations.
HE.4.R.2.4 Explain how attitudes and thoughts can influence your behavior
HE.4.R.4.1 Describe how perseverance may help overcome obstacles.
HE.68.R.2.1 Discuss how character is shaped by attitudes, decisions and actions.
HE.68.R.2.4 Monitor progress toward attaining a personal goal.
HE.68.R.2.5 Explain strategies and skills needed to assess progress and maintenance of a challenging personal goal.
HE.68.R.2.8 Identify strategies to manage challenges and setbacks.
HE.68.R.2.9 Identify healthy responses to negative peer pressure.
HE.912.R.2.4 Implement strategies and monitor progress in achieving a personal goal.
HE.912.R.2.5 Formulate an effective long-term plan to include all dimensions of wellness.
HE.912.R.2.6 Analyze how actions and reactions can influence one to respond in different situations
HE.912.R.4.1 Analyze the importance of character and grit to achieve successful outcomes.
Let's embark on this magical journey of learning, where the roles of teacher and student intertwine, creating an enriching, resilient experience for all.