July 25, 2017

Creativity Takes Time

Creativity Takes Time. Watch this video to show how adult clients were convinced by kids to give creative folks the time they needed to really come up with something worthwhile.

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The Super Power of Recognizing Opportunity Within Hard Work

Tweet Ashton Kutcher Acceptance Speech – Teen Choice Awards 2013 (High Quality) This is one of the best award acceptance speeches I have heard in a very long time, “Opportunity Looks A Lot Like Hard Work.” I watched this speech after seeing Ashton Kutcher’s magnificent portraile of the creative genius, Steve Jobs, in the recently […]

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Book Review: Oliver the Overachiever by Karin Mesa

In her magical children’s book Oliver the Overachiever, author and illustrator Karin Mesa does a spectacular job of introducing fun new vocabulary words. …The message is clear – it is okay to let loose one’s ambitious nature and strive to truly honor oneself by displaying one’s true colors for all to see. For only then can being oneself, no matter how different, become the norm and not the exception.

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What Would You Do If Money Were No Object? – New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year 2013!
The best gift you can give yourself – spend 3 minutes and watch this video before you ink your New Year Resolutions.

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The Super Power of Smart – Make Your Kids Smarter Than You

A wise mentor of mine told me, “We are here to make our kids smarter than our selves.”

It rang true. And I wanted to pass that on to you.

Frankly, it needs no further explanation, so feel free to stop reading now. There is nothing about it that needs to be expanded upon or explained. Don’t you love it when something is simple enough to understand and easy enough to remember? But for those of you wanting a more arduous, albeit humorous read with a real-life application story, read on.

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The SECRET SILVER BULLET for Educators and Parents

If you only applied only one idea and method to the education of adults and kids alike, which of thousands would give you the biggest bang for your buck?

I’ve tugged and pulled from all corners of my own mind and others’, observing and experimenting with adults and kids alike. And I found what works 100% of the time in both a classroom and household setting. It even works with husbands and conversely, wives.

I laugh now at the simplicity!

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Kid Inspiration – How to Explain Halloween History to Kids

Tweet A festival is a party to celebrate the end or beginning of something the people of a culture think is important. In America, many of our holiday festivals are a blend from older celebrations in other countries, just like our people are a blend of people who arrive here from other countries. Halloween is […]

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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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Super Heroes Recognition – Find Your Team!

“Pupils are more like oysters than sausages. The job of teaching is not to stuff them and then seal them up, but to help them open and reveal the riches within. There are pearls in each of us, if only we knew how to cultivate them with ardor and persistence.” Sydney J. Harris – “What True Education Should Do” 1964
¹Ardor: great warmth or intensity, as of emotion, passion or devotion. …

At first, I felt a metal or at least patch is in order for every year a good teacher puts in. Now, the more I think about it our “patch” is alive; it is standing on 2 feet (most of the time), and talking up a storm! What it says and does reflects your attitude, ability, and effectiveness as a teacher.

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Guest Blog: Raising Boys with Kid Imagination and Inspiration

Don’t tell your kids what they can or can’t do with their own time: If they have earned recreational time, they get to do whatever they please, even watching TV or playing on the computer, if that’s what they want to do. Otherwise, there is no incentive for them to earn recreational time.

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Real Life Super Hero Inspiration for YouthMUSE

Ponder this long enough and you realize that imagination is a good thing! I, for one, don’t want to squelch it. Kids and adults alike need inspiration and dreams. That’s how we go from good to great.

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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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You are a marvel. You are Unique. You are a Super Hero.

“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children?

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