July 25, 2017

Review: “Who Was or Is …?” Book Series – The Inspirational Superpower of Real People

One challenge in a virtual school or home school scenario is having enough fun books that are truly a pleasure for a child to read while also being educational.

Our family filled this need with the Who Is or Was …? Series. It’s a fantastic biography series that has got us totally hooked. We are all reading them! Most of the books have a different author but each is well-edited to ensure a smooth read for 3rd-5th Grade reading level.

This series is real people telling their real and interesting stories. It doesn’t get better than that.

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The Super Power of Speech: Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program

Whether you Home School or send your kids to traditional schools, this program can help teach your kids the art of public speaking and give them basic leadership skills. I want to pass on just a few Pros & Cons of teaching this program to Middle School aged students.

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The Super Power of Words to Improve a Parent-Child Relationship

“Believe it or not, using one pronoun over another can actually
improve a parent-child relationship.

It appears then that a child’s social behavior hinges entirely upon the attitude shown to him by the people who are dominant in his life.

Using I over you is one such example. When Mom tells Joey, “I like it better when your bed is made in the morning,” he knows she is talking about herself.

But if Mom says, “You didn’t make your bed this morning,” Joey knows the finger is pointing directly at him.

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Musings of a New Delphian School Teacher Intern

In the Summer of 2011, I sought adventure. Little did I know how intense and exhilarating my summer adventure would turn out to be.

One philosophy that has always remained the same in my life:

“If you want to learn something new, seek out who has an excellent record of achieving the very thing you want to learn.”

After seeing the test results and college acceptance letters from a number of graduates of the prestigious Delphian School in Sheridan, Oregon, I felt this must be the right place. I applied and was accepted for a 7-week summer teaching internship.

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Super Insight from our Youth

Tweet “Life is a pencil without an eraser.” Dakota – Age 11 The fact that they can see this, at such a young tender age, is why YouthMUSE does what it does. It’s why Home Schoolers choose the burden and cost over the establishment. It’s why you, the parent or student, are looking for tools […]

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Educator Tool Review – The Way to Happiness Kit

About 8 months ago, I requested an Educator Kit from The Way to Happiness Foundation International for use at school.

You can’t help but support a group with this sort of Mission Statement:

The mission of The Way to Happiness Foundation International is to reverse the moral decay of society by restoring trust and honesty the world over through the publication and widespread distribution of The Way to Happiness, a common sense guide to better living.

That mission is accomplished on a grass-roots level, worldwide, by individuals who share The Way to Happiness book with others and so bring about an increase in tolerance and understanding between families, friends, groups, communities, nations and Mankind—making a safer, less violent world for all.

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Harsh Truth: Ultimate Responsibility of Education Falls to The Child

I would often ponder the dramatic differences in eagerness and ability to learn in children. I could find no consistent variable except that generated by the child himself. Did he WANT the education and find it valuable to achieve his life goals?

In truth, education belongs to the child. What he learns, what he accomplishes, how well he succeeds is ultimately up to him. The responsibility is truly his.

The old adage, “You can lead the horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” is valid for 7 and 70-year-olds alike, especially when it comes to education.

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The Super Power of Self-Discipline

Self-Discipline: The ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.

My attempt to explain self-discipline to my 6-year-old son was both humorous and enlightening.

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How to Get Super Powers: Non-Traditional Schooling vs. et. al

It has become apparent to me, on a personal level, that our traditional school system and “education” are no longer synonymous. If kids cannot study and become COMPETENT in applying subjects that interest them, subjects they are passionate about, we’re setting them up for heartbreak.

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We are Authors, Everyone by Carlynn McCormick

We are authors of our speech, architects of our desires, creators of our dreams, originators of our emotions, and we are the designer of our deeds and of our misdeeds. It is that simple truth that you hold life in your hands. For each man pens his own life story. Every word he writes is up to him.

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The Parent Super Power to Discover and Inspire Goals

As parents, we have the Super Power to discover and clarify our kids’ goals, both short and long-term. We can help them identify their purposes for choosing those goals, to recognize the barriers and encourage them to keep overcoming those barriers.

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The Super Power of Imagination

How far down the rabbit hole we have fallen to think that imagining things is equivalent to some form of “insanity”! Imagination is valuable and vital to creating the future and tomorrow’s society.

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The Super Power of Changing “Dictated” Education

Education has to align with a purpose to give pleasure and create a desire to seek it out.

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The MUSE of Christmas

“Christmas brings to mind the value of life and encourages acts of kindness, compassion and benevolence. It is a time for considering the virtues that make life beautiful.”

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Traits and Super Powers of a “Long-Haul” friend.

A long-haul friend is a life MUSE in disguise. Pick’em carefully and keep them close.

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The MUSE of FUN for Student Efficiency

For learning to take place with any kind of efficiency students must be motivated

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The MUSE of Mimicry

There is one thing that is a for sure, my children learn by mimicry!

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The MUSE of Music for Kid Inspiration

Music was my life blood. It was spiritual and had a transformative, other worldly, effect.

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There is Only One of You With Your Super Powers

There is only one me. There is only one you. The words I say, the words I write belong to me; as do my desires, ambitions and talents, as do my shortcomings and frustrations. Your words, desires, ambitions, talents, shortcomings and frustrations, belong to you.

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Kid Inspiration is All Around us – Can You See it?

I walked into the bathroom to find my 6-year-old son, practically naked, and painted from head to toe. The cat cowered in the corner.

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