Table of Contents

Management Plan
Mr. Jensen's Classroom Management Plan
  • Rules
    • 1. Listen and follow directions.
    • 2. Raise your hand before speaking or leaving your seat.
    • 3. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
    • 4. Respect your classmates and your teacher.
  • Consequences
    • 1st time a rule is broken: Warning
    • 2nd time a rule is broken: Time-Out
    • 3rd time a rule is broken: Letter Home
    • Habitual Discipline Problem - see Dean's Progressive Discipline
  • Rewards
    • Improved self-esteem and self-confidence
    • Earn money with skills learned
    • Letter grade recognition
Discipline Plan
  • Structure and Choice so the student learns self-governance
  • clearly delineate the expected behaviors and the probable consequences of not choosing those behaviors.
  • each choice has a consequence
Classroom Management Plan by Michael Linsin
  • “A classroom management plan is a contract you make with your students that promises you will protect their right to learn and enjoy school without interference. Once it's presented to your class, you're bound by this contract to follow it every minute of every day. Otherwise, if you don't, you're breaking your word-and your students' trust. A classroom management plan has two, and only two, purposes: 1) to state the rules of the classroom and 2) to state exactly what will happen if those rules are broken. That's it. Some will tell you that you need to include a system of rewards and incentives. But to really change behavior, you have to let go of this idea. The 'do this and get that' mentality is a short-term solution that may get you through the day, and thus is a good strategy for substitute teachers, but it won't actually change behavior. It won't transform your students into the class you really want.” (The Classroom Management Secret by Michael Linsin, p. 24)
  • “The classroom management plan I recommend. I recommend the following plan because the rules cover every behavior that could potentially interfere with the learning and enjoyment of your students, and the consequences, when carried out correctly, teach valuable life lessons. It's proven to work regardless of where you teach or who is in your classroom.”
  • Rules
    • 1. Listen and follow directions.
    • 2. Raise your hand before speaking or leaving your seat.
    • 3. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
    • 4. Respect your classmates and your teacher.
  • Consequences
    • 1st time a rule is broken: Warning
    • 2nd time a rule is broken: Time-Out
    • 3rd time a rule is broken: Letter Home
  • “Be sure and set aside a desk or two for the sole purpose of time-out. The desk doesn't have to be stuck in a corner or far away from the rest of the class. It just must be separated to some degree. It is the symbolic separation from the class and the feelings it evokes that makes time-out effective. It's not a separation of humiliation or gloomy punishment. It's one of reflection, of personal disappointment, and of hope in returning quickly to the class they like being part of. Create a simple check-off form letter to send home to parents when students reach the third and final consequence. Keep it short and to the point. Refrain from giving your opinion or adding an angry note at the bottom. Just give the facts. The consequences are in play throughout one single day. When the students arrive for school the next day, lessons have been learned, no grudges are held, and everyone starts fresh-with another chance to succeed, to grow, to be better than the day before.” (The Classroom Management Secret by Michael Linsin, p. 25)
  • “A small role, but a high priority. A common mistake teachers make is assuming that a classroom management plan is able to do more than its intended and quite narrow purpose. On its own, it provides little motivation for students to behave. Its usefulness comes from how it's implemented, enforced, and carried out, from how you communicate with your students, how much influence you have with them, and how much they enjoy being part of your class. Your classroom should be exciting and creative. Your classroom management plan, however, shouldn't be. Avoid cutesy and colorful designs. Even kindergarteners need to know that your classroom management plan and the rules by which it governs are sacred, serious. Let it have a look worthy of its utilitarian purpose. Two large pieces of poster board or construction paper-rules on one, consequences on the other-will do. Put them up on your wall, prominently, so everyone who enters your classroom will know that behaving in a manner that is most conducive to learning is a priority in your classroom. Then honor the contract you made with your students by following it exactly as it's written.” (The Classroom Management Secret by Michael Linsin, p. 26)
Duties Before School
  1. complete/review assignment
  2. Daily/Weekly Agenda - PowerPoint Slide
  3. Edmodo - ensure assignments have example and ability for students to do at home which makes it so easy for homework requests from the Dean's Office
  4. Sign in folder with pen
  5. Add assignment to Edline.net and upload to ParentLink
Duties After School
Advisory/Collaboration Program 2014/15

Jeff Jensen Program Outcome Desires

  • Ability to promote CADD and Engineering Club
    • 2-week projects: build electronic kits (e.g. Rasberry Pi robots), computer programming, basic game programming, Inventor prototyping, 3D printing, building computers, etc.
    • Team teach with Brandon Murry

Teacher Concerns

  • Want to teach students not discipline them (job of parents, Deans, administration, counselors, police)
  • Want to teach students, not babysit them. If they don't want to be there, get them into another class.
  • Want to teach students, not swim in tennis courts. Student and Teacher agree CADD is not your interest, then get them into another class, quit wasting time, Counselor says 6 months ago the student choose this class and therefore cannot be changed even though student, teacher and parent wants the change.
  • How to increase pay
  • Desire to minimize responsibilities (at least unpaid)
  • Better students - 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Want more paid interaction with other teachers, how to improve, life long learning

Parent Concerns

A and B Student Concerns

  • Friendships/Social aspects
  • Minimize busy work or home work associated with honors or AP classes
  • Easier classes
  • Tired of other students disrupting the learning environment
  • Its the destination - Honors Diploma, College, Career, school is just a door knob to other opportunities

C and D Student Concerns

F Student Concerns

  • Want a place to hangout
  • School is a social place
  • Often better environment than at home
  • Teachers catering to my needs, always giving me another chance
  • Enjoy rebelling
  • Nothing else to do
First Day Prep
  1. class folder with the following
  2. student roster
  3. VAK learning style survey results
  4. questionaire results
First Day
  1. follow Daily Entry Routine
  2. Student Forms
  3. CCSD AUP form
  4. Parentlink account
  5. Edmodo account
  6. Google account
  7. What is my preferred learning style (Visual, Audio, Kinesthetic)? See VAK Test.

[[http://www.businessballs.com/vaklearningstylestest.htm|VAK Learning Style]] Self-Assessment Questionaire

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! Learning Style !! Description !! Explanation

Visual seeing and reading
Auditory listening and speaking
Kinesthetic/Tactile (K/T) touching and doing

hands-on experiences. These people will use phrases such as ‘let me try’, ‘how do you feel?’ and will be best able to perform a new task by going ahead and trying it out, learning as they go. These are the people who like to experiment, hands-on, and never look at the instructions first!

  1. Who am I?
  • My BHS = Mind Body Heart Spirit
    • Mind/Mental/Intellect Strengths
      • careful, certain, confidence, consistent, distinctive, efficient, exact, foresight, inquiring, intelligent, imaginative, likes new ideas, manager, neat, open-minded, orderly, perfection, planner, practical, precise, perceptive, reader, searching, self-directed, settled, sharp, systematic/predictable, thinker, thrifty, thoughtful, well-informed, witty/clever
    • Body/Physical Strengths
      • busy, strong, convincing, daring, poised, disciplined, energetic, self-reliant, forceful, commanding, courageous, tireless, industrious, appreciative, goal-directed, productive, dependable, reliable, graceful, active, self-aware, athletic, coordinated
    • Heart/Emotional/Others Strengths
      • romantic, kind, considerate, gentle, empathetic, cheerful, friendly, outgoing, investing, ambitious, understanding, fun loving, forgiving, sharing, compassionate, caring, tactful, tolerant, comforting, encouraging, capable, looked up to, courage, honorable, cooperative, sociable, affectionate, giving, selfless, unselfish, listener, patient
      • “by separating emotion from logic and reason in the classroom, we've simplified school management and evaluation, but we've also then separated two sides of one coin– and lost something important in the process. It's impossible to separate emotion from the other important activities of life.” (Robert Sylwester, A Celebration of Neurons, p. 75)
    • Spirit/Spiritual/Faith/Believe Strengths
      • artistic/creative, expressive, loyal, trustworthy, steadfast, persistent, fulfilled, talented, strong-willed/self-determined, visionary, serene, respected, prudent, motivated, individualistic, flexible, pursuing, risk taker, organizer, committed, spontaneous, dedicated, determined, adaptable, persuasive, eager, original, unique, humorous
    • Strength Word List - pick 5 that best describe you
      • romantic, busy, kind, artistic, careful, convincing, friendly, gentle, loyal, distinctive, perfectionist, exact, tenacious, ambitious, outgoing, steadfast, poised, strong, considerate, fulfilled, manager, open-minded, talented, witty, systematic, trustworthy, foresight, empathetic, cheerful, energetic, daring, coordinated, investing, strong-willed, motivated, understanding, disciplined, self-reliant, persistent, neat, caring, thinker, clever, self-determined, well-informed, creative, like new ideas, orderly, individualistic, searching, appreciative, air-minded, respected, flexible, forceful, predictable, intelligent, encouraging, imaginative, pursuing, compassionate, motivating, disciplined, risk taker, serene, organizer, tactful, committed, spontaneous, commanding, tolerant, goal-directed, progressive, sharp, capable, certain, looked up to, dedicated, courageous, consistent, honorable, productive, determined, planner, efficient, cooperative, dependable, comforting, sociable, serious, adaptable, forgiving, visionary, artistic, sharing, courageous, fun loving, prudent, confident, tireless, industrious, thoughtful, expressive, settled, persuasive, affectionate, graceful, reliable, reader, eager, active, influential, giving, original, thrifty, selfless, self-aware, self-directed, adjusted, inquiring, practical, unique, precise, listener, humorous, athletic, caring, patient, perceptive
Daily Entry Duty/Routine - Student - Small Things Lead To Big Things
  1. Water - Drink of water before class or bring a water bottle
  2. lack of water is the No. 1 trigger of daytime fatigue
  3. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated
  4. 37% of Americans thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger
  5. 1 glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost all the dieters studied in a University-Washington study
  6. 5 glasses of water a day decreases risk of colon cancer, breast cancer and bladder cancer
  7. 8-10 glasses of water a day - ease back and joint pain in 80% of sufferers
    1. <i>Reference: Calgon, Take Me Away! A Stress Management Session by Debbie Silver, Ed.D., dsilver@bayou.com, 601-925-5558. Bonanza High School Teacher In-service on 21 January 2003.</i>
  8. Hello
  9. Greet the teacher at the door - “Hello Mr. Jensen, my name is John Smith” while shaking his hand and looking into his eyes.
  10. Materials
  11. Retrieve student folder from file cabinet (contains USB drive, straight edge, ruler, pencil, and notebook)
  12. Retrieve textbook from bookshelf
  13. Desk
  14. Quietly and quickly find your seat. Place backpack under your desk.
  15. Turn on the computer
  16. Place name tag on desk
  17. Brain Gym Exercises
  18. 3 deep breaths
  19. Neck Rolls
  20. Roll Shoulders
  21. Shoulder Touches
  22. Goals
  23. Open student folder
  24. review goals (short and long term)
  25. review Bonanza High School Mission Statement - BONANZA HIGH SCHOOL’S MISSION IS TO EMPOWER ITS STUDENTS TO DEVELOP ACADEMICALLY, PHYSICALLY, AND SOCIALLY AS A FOUNDATION FOR LIFELONG LEARNING AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP
  26. Cornell Notes
  27. draw vertical line about 2.5 inches from the left margin
  28. draw horizontal line about 2.5 inches from the bottom margin
  29. Write/Copy the daily whiteboard exercise/bell ringer questions in notebook
  30. Computer
  31. Open AutoCAD/Revit
  32. Plugin USB drive
  33. Bell Ringer
  34. Answer Whiteboard/bell ringer questions in notebook
  35. Exceptions
  36. late students fill out tardy clipboard at entry door and proceed with daily duties
  37. missing something - 1) ask partner, 2) ask row team member, 3) ask teacher
    1. Workplace Readiness Skills - Monique (mgaudin@interact.ccsd.net)
Daily Entry Routine - Teacher
  1. before school starts, pray for help that both the students and I can learn and grow today
  2. Greet student at the door - “Hello John Smith, I'm happy to see you” while shaking their hand and looking into their eyes.
  3. Master file/folder of daily exercise which contains question on Building Codes, Math Problem, Vocabulary Definition, Employ-ability Skill, and CADD Procedure.
  4. Review student facts
  5. Review classroom goals
  6. Take attendance in SASI/ClassXP
Daily Exiting Duty/Routine - Student - Small Things Lead To Big Things
  1. Save computer work on USB drive
  2. Upload homework to CourseSites
  3. Composition book/Cornell Notes - write a summary of what your learned today, reflection and/or answer the essential question at the bottom of the page
  4. Place textbook in shelf
  5. Return student folder to file cabinet
  6. log off computer
  7. tidy working area
  8. Cleaning Checklist
  9. organize file cabinet (4 students)
  10. sweep floors (2 students)
  11. clean whiteboards (2 students)
  12. organize bookshelves (6 students)
  13. stack chairs (6th period only) (5 students)
  14. check accuracy of sign in sheet (1 student)
  15. wipe off desks (5 students)
  16. wipe monitors (5 students)
  17. water plants, remove dead leaves (1 student)
Classroom Management from the Bonanza HS Deans' Office
  1. compiled by Adam Taylor and Derek Fialkiewicz 2008-09
  2. practice classroom procedures the first week
  3. Course expectations
  4. have clear expectations that are posted and consequences (student warning, phone call home, counselor referral, deans' referral). Document discussion with parents.
  5. clear classroom operating procedures
  6. avoid power struggles, never argue with a student
    1. Defiance - subtle challenges to the teacher's authority or 'pushing your buttons'
    2. Classroom Disruption - behavior that disrupts other students opportunity to learn or the teacher's ability to teach
    3. Insubordination - a repeated refusal to follow directives or an overt challenge to the teacher's authority
  7. place for parent signature
  8. “Once you send a referral, you admit defeat. Once a dean receives the referral, you can no longer control the consequences”
  9. stand in classroom doorway during passing periods
  • Bonanza High School Motto: Continuing our Excellence; Determining our future
  • Bonanza High Mission Statement: To empower our students to develop academically, physically, and socially as a foundation for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship
    • How do you empower someone? Give them choices
    • What is responsible citizenship? High self esteem, pride in neighborhood/community
  • Creed
    • Above all else, you are in charge of your life/education.
Life Lessons

1 of 20 Be Proactive

  • Essential Question
    • Does your dream life just happen or do you have to create it?
      • How does blaming, complaining and criticizing others help you achieve your dream life? It doesn't, so why do we do it?
      • “No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won’t make it worse” (Jeffrey R. Holland Maxims)

Habit 1 - Be Proactive

  • Figure 1-0 Habit 1 - Be Proactive
  • Take initiative and be responsible to make things happen
    • Use your resourcefulness and initiative
    • I am responsible for my own happiness
  • What matters most is how I respond to life
    • Take responsibility of your behavior
      • Behavior is a function of my decisions to be happy and is not affected by physical environment (if someone is unhappy doesn't mean I should me)
  • I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday
    • My hair is the way it is from a previous decision to get a haircut
    • I will make wealthy decisions today so in the future I will be wealthy
    • Environment doesn't determine who you are, but it is your decisions that do
  • Have compassion on peoples weaknesses instead of blaming them for your problems
  • What problem in my life is frustrating me?

Michelangelo, Statue of David and the little boy

  • “As the sculptor Michelangelo was chiseling a block of marble, a boy came every day and watched shyly. When the figure of David emerged and appeared from that stone, complete for all the world to admire, they asked Michelangelo, 'How did you know he was in there?'” Your Purpose and Responsibility by David B. Haight
    • Figure 1-0 Michelangelo Portrait
    • Figure 1-0 Statue of David by Michelangelo

Positive Attitude

  • “Don't let others influence my mood, should I be unhappy because you are?” (The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell)
  • “I create my life, no one else”
  • “I create my happiness, no one else”

Responsibility

  • “If you are going through life robotically, following patterns laid down by genetics, parents or society, you can react but not respond. To respond you must be conscious that you have a choice, that you can select your response. If you are responsible, you can choose when to stop. If you are not 'response-able,' you stop only when an external barrier is put up-be it the size of your stomach, the size of your credit limit or the limit of the law. With 'response-ability' we can choose our limits and maintain a sense of balance, both within ourselves and with our neighbors. Initially, responsibility is about identifying when you have enough and stopping there-for your own well-being.” (Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin, p. 137-8)

2 of 20 Pursuing Your Dream

  • Essential Question How do I pursue my dream?
  • How many people have a dream?
  • How many are pursuing/working towards that dream?
  • How many are achieving/living their dream?
  • What is stopping you from pursuing your dream?
    • Fear of the unknown, change or that you might fail.
      • Eric Hoffer said, “People will cling to an unsatisfactory way of life, rather then change in order to get something better for fear of getting something worse.”
      • Change is the key to growth
  • How do you pursue your dream?
    • Start! Do it now, Do it now, Do it now (repeat 50x twice a day)
      • Failures best friends are procrastination and fear while successes best friends are proactive and faith. Begin now, leave your association with procrastination forever.
    • “Forever-is composed of Nows” Final Harvest: Emily Dickinson's Poems
    • Remember choosing to follow your dream also means saying no to other things?
      • If your dream is to be healthy and fit then you have to say no eating comfort foods and sitting around watching TV
      • “Can't improve and avoid change at the same time.” (The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell)

Focus and Concentration

  • Focus and concentration are the keys to success. Focus means that you know exactly what it is that you want to accomplish and concentration requires that you dedicate yourself to doing only those things that move you toward your goal.
  • If you chase two rabbits, you won't catch one. see two-rabbits-2.jpg
    • Figure 1-0 If you chase two rabbits, you won't catch one

Remove Clutter and Distractions From Your Life

  • It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh
    • Bedroom - place to sleep, ponder/relax and dress. Remove everything else - desk, TV, computer, toys, games, etc. Remove clothing that hasn't been worn in the past 12 months.

Major Definite Purpose

  • [Q] What is your major definite purpose in life? This is hard to answer but the following question, if answered, will give an insight on what it is.
  • [Q] What one great thing would you dare to dream if you knew you could not fail and was guaranteed success? (see Brian Tracy Blog)
  • [Q] If you were financially independent, had unlimited resources (money, friends, capital, knowledge, etc) what would you change or do in your life?
    • Common responses - 1) quit my job, 2) move to another city, 3) do this hobby, 4) serve people, 5) end a toxic relationship
  • [Q] Why is it important to know your major definite purpose?
    • Gives you direction on what to become, remember The person you see is the person you will be. Need a mental picture/vision on what to become.
    • Action Item: Make a list of everything you would do or attempt if you were absolutely guaranteed of success. Then decide upon one specific action and do it immediately.

The Man who Stopped - John Woodruff (1915-2007)

3 of 20 The Definite Plan

  • Essential Question What is your plan to achieve success/your dream?
    • “These are the steps leading from desire to fulfillment: First the burning desire, then the crystallization of that desire into a definite purpose, then sufficient appropriate action to achieve that purpose. Remember that these three steps are always necessary to insure success.
  • Once you have the plan, work on it every day.
    • “Easy by the inch, hard by the yard”
  • “Fourth. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill)
    • Figure 1-0 Napoleon Hill wrote one of the best selling books of all time, "Think and Grow Rich," in 1937
      • “In a vague sort of way nearly everyone has a definite purpose-namely, the desire for money! But this is not a definite purpose within the meaning of the term as it is used in this lesson. Before your purpose could be considered definite, even though that purpose were the accumulation of money, you would have to reach a decision as to the precise method through which you intend to accumulate that money. It would be insufficient for you to say that you would make money by going into some sort of business. You would have to decide just what line of business. You would also have to decide just where you would locate. You would also have to decide the business policies under which you would conduct your business.” (The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill, p. 83)
        • ”…many answered about as follows: 'My definite purpose in life is to be of as much service to the world as possible and earn a good living.' That answer is about as definite as a frog's conception of the size of the universe is accurate!“ (The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill, p. 83)
  • “When riches take the place of poverty, the change is usually brought about through well conceived and carefully executed plans,” he wrote. “Poverty needs no plan. It needs no one to aid it, because it is bold and ruthless. Riches are shy and timid. They have to be 'attracted.'” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill)

Master Mind

  • Friendly alliance of people to encourage and help you achieve your definite chief aim.
  • Allied Effort of people - a man with no legs met a blind man, between the two of us we will get along more rapidly. A winning team is the one that best coordinates the efforts of its players. (The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill, p. 83)
  • “Comes, now, one of the most essential rules which you must follow. Arrange with one or all of the members of your friendly alliance to state to you, in the most positive and definite terms at their command, that THEY KNOW YOU CAN AND WILL REALIZE THE OBJECT OF YOUR DEFINITE CHIEF AIM. This affirmation or statement should be made to you at least once a day; more often if possible.” (The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill, p. 90-1)

13 instead of 14 steps

Henry Ford - Produce a vehicle that the common man can afford

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4 of 20 Abundance vs. Poverty Mindset

  • Essential Question How do I create an Abundance Mindset?

Abundance Mindset

  • Driving Force - to create, achieve, and have success
  • Attitude of Gratitude
  • Change and Growth
  • Selfless

Poverty Mindset

  • Driving Force - survival, relationships (people are possessions), entertainment (see A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, p. 59)
  • “In poverty, discipline is about penance and forgiveness, not necessarily change.” (A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, p. 100)
    • ”…the notion that discipline should be instructive and change behavior is not part of the culture in generational poverty.“
    • “When forgiveness is granted, behaviors and activities return to the way they were before the incident.”
  • Selfish

Me, Me, Me is Dull, Dull, Dull

  • The Millionaire Mind by Dr. Thomas Stanley
  • What happens when people just want to talk about themselves?
  • What happens when a stubborn student and a controlling teacher meet?
  • What happens when a hovering parent and a rebellious child meet? Did you do your homework? I don't have any!
  • Figure 2-0 Dr. Seuss - North Going Zak
  • Talk about Me by Toby Keith

5 of 20 Never take no cutoffs and hurry along as fast as you can

  • Essential Question How do I rush growing?
  • “I have not wrote to you half the trouble we have had but I have wrote enough to let you know that you don't know what trouble is. But thank God we have all got through and the only family that did not eat human flesh. We have left everything but I don't care for that. We have got through with our lives but Don't let this letter dishearten anybody. Never take no cutoffs and hurry along as fast as you can.” Virginia Reed letter, 16 May 1847
  • Figure 2-0 Donner-Reed Party Map with Hastings Cutoff
  • Figure 2-0 There are no shortcuts to any place worth going by Beverly Sills
  • “There isn't a shortcut to any place worthy to go to” (John Maxwell, 15 Laws of Growth)
  • People who constantly look for shortcuts typically suffer from the lack of persistence
    • “Searching for all the shortcuts to riches, trying to get without giving a fair equivalent, usually reflected in the habit of gambling, endeavoring to drive 'sharp' bargains.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 125)
    • “The basis of persistence is the power of will.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 120)

6 of 20 Desire - The first step towards riches and leaving poverty

  • Essential Question: What do you desire? What do you want to be/have/do?
    • Series of questions to help identify what you should be spending your life energy on doing. Your Definite Desire.
      • If you had a million dollars, you didn't have to work for a living, all your bills were paid for, what would you do with your time?
      • If I waved a magic wand and took away your fears (poverty, criticism, disease/ill health, loss of love, old age, death, etc) what would you do with your time? What would you desire?
        • What one thing would you dare to dream if you could not fail?
      • What do you truly value?
      • What makes your life worth living?
      • What did you want to be when you grew up?
      • What have you always wanted to do that you haven't yet done?
      • What have you done in your life that you are really proud of?
      • If you knew you were going to die within a year, how would you spend that year?
      • What brings you the most fulfillment - and how is that related to money?
    • References
      • Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin, p. 110

Desire - The Starting Point of All Achievement

  • Desire: The Starting Point of All Achievement: the First Step Toward Riches (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 25)
    • ”…burning desire to win, essential to success.“ (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 26)
    • “Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 27)
  • Four reasons one leaves poverty (A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, p. 11)
    • It's too painful to stay
    • a vision or goal
    • a key relationship
    • a special talent or skill
  • To move from poverty to middle class or middle class to wealth, an individual must give up relationships for achievement (at least for some period of time). (ibid)
  • Two things that help one move out of poverty are education and relationships. (ibid)
  • “Booker T. Washington was born in slavery, handicapped by race and color. Because he was tolerant, had an open mind at all times, on all subjects, and was a dreamer, he left his impress for good on an entire race.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 31)
    • “Washington argued that the surest way for blacks to gain equal social rights was to demonstrate 'industry, thrift, intelligence and property.' (see Wikipedia Booker T. Washington)
    • Figure 2-0 Booker T. Washington

7 of 20 Faith: The 2nd step toward riches

  • Essential Question What is faith?
    • ”…all thoughts which have been emotionalized, (given feeling) and mixed with faith, begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent…” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 41)
    • Remember 1st step towards riches is your Ideas/Thoughts, which are seeds planted in the heart and mind
    • 1. Faith is choosing to work on the idea daily. Yes, “going through the motions” is work but it is not faith.
      • You choose to work on the idea, instead of forced
    • 2. Faith is looking forward to the idea becoming a reality. The excitement, emotional feeling of obtaining it. The feeling of success, achievement, you did it. The hope your seed will become a tree.
      • “…For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.” 1 Corinthians 9:10
      • “The future is as bright as your faith” Thomas Monsen
    • 3. Faith is in someone or something.
      • Faith requires an object. It isn't faith in faith, love in love or trust in trust. Instead it is faith in a relationship like a spouse, or I trust other drivers will stop at the red intersection signal, or I love so and so.
      • “Remember that without faith you can do nothing” (D&C 8:10)
      • “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Heb 11:6)
      • Figure 2-0 Your Faith Will Grow Not By Chance, But By Choice. by Neil L. Andersen
    • 4. Faith is patience with your idea/seed as it grows. It takes time to grow, for an apple seed to grow into an apple tree. There isn't a shortcut to growing, like taking steroids, or stealing money to be successful. The only shortcut is work, time and attention you give to your idea.

Faith in Who?

  • Essential Question Faith in who or what?
    • In a relationship, what does it me to be faithful? (Faithful in thefreedictionary.com). Have faith in a spouse.
    • “Faith does not exist by itself. Faith requires an object. It must be faith in something or someone. In that respect, faith is like love. Love cannot exist without an object…. Love is meaningless unless it is directed toward something or someone. We love our parents. We love our brothers and sisters. We love the Lord. Faith is the same. If we think we have faith, we should ask, faith in whom or faith in what? For some, faith is nothing more than faith in themselves. That is only self-confidence or self-centeredness. Others have faith in faith, which is something like relying on the power of positive thinking or betting on the proposition that we can get what we want by manipulating the powers within us.” (Dallin H. Oaks)
    • Trust is also like Faith, it requires an object. You wouldn't say I trust in trust, but would say I trust in God, see USA Coin - One Cent, Penny - the Trust is in God. Penny United States Coin
    • Figure 2-0 U.S.A. Coin - Penny
Blind Bartimæus
  • who does Bartimæus have faith in? Son of David.
  • Did Bartimæus know what he wanted, had a firmness of mind? Yes, “Lord, that I might receive my sight.”
  • Was Bartimæus persistent? Yes, “And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal”
  • How did Bartimæus receive his sight? Jesus said, ”…thy faith hath made thee whole…“
What is Faith?
  • 1. Belief - believing in God you can obtain your desire, having positive thoughts you can instead of self-defeating talk (these are not your thoughts but the adversary)
  • 2. Positive Attitude - applying positive feelings/emotions to your desire, think you can
  • 3. Work - constantly work/activity on creating your desire, persistence like Aesop's fable - tortoise and hare
  • 4. Firmness of Mind/Courage - already decided your plan of action, not tempted or distracted
  • 4a. Courage - to face your fear, go into the unknown just believing
    • “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9
  • 5. “Faith is not something you get, faith is something you already have” (Napoleon Hill 46:10/2:13:00) in your mind. You have full control over but one thing, your mind. Keep it off the things you don't want and on the things you do want. Always be thankful, possession starts first with the mind so be thankful you received it in your before you actually possess it physically.
  • 6. Your faith will grow not by chance, but by choice (Neil L. Andersen)
    • “Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is not something ethereal, floating loosely in the air. Faith does not fall upon us by chance or stay with us by birthright.” (ibid)
    • “As I tried to live righteously, I felt the Savior's love and guidance. My faith grew, allowing me to overcome many challenges.” (Aroldo Cavalcante)
    • What is the choice? To remain hopeful while you continue to move forward/persistence through your challenges/adversities/problems, no matter how discouraging they can be.
  • “Now faith is the substance/assurance/basis/foundation of things hoped for, the evidence/proof of things not seen.” (Heb 11:1)
  • Essential Question How do I increase my faith?
    • The scriptures teach us that faith comes by hearing the word of God, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom 10:17)
  • How do I increase my faith?
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will-
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can!

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 46

Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster

Persistence key ingredient to produce Faith

  • How to Develop Persistence
    • 1. A definite purpose backed by burning desire for its fulfillment
    • 2. A definite plan, expressed in continuous action
    • 3. A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances
    • 4. A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose
    • (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 127)

A Fifty-Cent Lesson in Persistence

Shortly after Mr. Darby received his degree from the 'University of Hard Knocks,' and had decided to profit by his experience in the gold mining business, he had the good fortune to be present on an occasion that proved to him that 'No' does not necessarily mean no.

One afternoon he was helping his uncle grind wheat in an old fashioned mill. The uncle operated a large farm on which a number of colored sharecrop farmers lived. Quietly, the door was opened, and a small colored child, the daughter of a tenant, walked in and took her place near the door.

The uncle looked up, saw the child, and barked at her roughly, 'what do you want?'

Meekly, the child replied, 'My mammy say send her fifty cents.'

'I'll not do it,' the uncle retorted, 'Now you run on home.'

'Yas sah,' the child replied. But she did not move.

The uncle went ahead with his work, so busily engaged that he did not pay enough attention to the child to observe that she did not leave. When he looked up and saw her still standing there, he yelled at her, 'I told you to go on home! Now go, or I'll take a switch to you.'

The little girl said 'yas sah,' but she did not budge an inch.

The uncle dropped a sack of grain he was about to pour into the mill hopper, picked up a barrel stave, and started toward the child with an expression on his face that indicated trouble.

Darby held his breath. He was certain he was about to witness a murder. He knew his uncle had a fierce temper. He knew that colored children were not supposed to defy white people in that part of the country.

When the uncle reached the spot where the child was standing, she quickly stepped forward one step, looked up into his eyes, and screamed at the top of her shrill voice, 'My mammy's gotta have that fifty cents!'

The uncle stopped, looked at her for a minute, then slowly laid the barrel stave on the floor, put his hand in his pocket, took out half a dollar, and gave it to her.

The child took the money and slowly backed toward the door, never taking her eyes off the man whom she had just conquered. After she had gone, the uncle sat down on a box and looked out the window into space for more than ten minutes. He was pondering, with awe, over the whipping he had just taken.

Mr. Darby, too, was doing some thinking. That was the first time in all his experience that he had seen a colored child deliberately master an adult white person. **How did she do it?** What happened to his uncle that caused him to lose his fierceness and become as docile as a lamb? What strange power did this child use that made her master over her superior? These and other similar questions flashed into Darby's mind, but he did not find the answer until years later, when he told me the story.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 17-19

  • Persistence is not rudeness or overbearing
  • Courage is an ingredient of faith, for the little girl to step forward when being assaulted.
Jesus and the woman of Canaan

8 of 20 You Become What You Think

  • Essential Question: What does it mean, I become what I think about?
    • Your ideas/thoughts are seeds, if you work on them, plant them, they grow into their physical equivalent.
    • You reap what you sow. In other words, you harvest what you plant.
      • “Fear not to do good, my sons, for whatsoever ye sow, that shall ye also reap; therefore, if ye sow good ye shall also reap good for your reward.” Doctrine and Covenants 6:33
      • “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7
  • Like attracts like
    • “There are millions of people who believe themselves 'doomed' to poverty and failure, because of some strange force over which they believe they have no control. They are the creators of their own 'misfortunes' because of this negative belief, which is picked up by the subconscious mind, and translated into its physical equivalent.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 41)
  • You get what you give
  • Law of Attraction
  • “For as he thinketh in his heart so is he…” (Proverbs 23:7)
  • “Riches begin in the form of thought!” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 54)
  • 'we become what we think about' (Earl Nightingale - The Strangest Secret)
  • Decisions Determine Destiny by Thomas S. Monson
  • “you have absolute control over but one thing, and that is your thoughts…. If you fail to control your own mind, you may be sure you will control nothing else.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 196)
  • “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • Mind control is the result of self-discipline and habit. You either control your mind or it controls you…. The most practical of all methods for controlling the mind is the habit of keeping it busy with a definite purpose, backed by a definite plan. Study the record of any man who achieves noteworthy success, and you will observe that he has control over his own mind, moreover, that he exercises that control and directs it toward the attainment of definite objectives. Without this control, success is not possible.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 197)
  • “President David O. McKay, ninth President of the Church, advised 'I implore you to think clean thoughts.' He then made this significant declaration of truth: 'Every action is preceded by a thought. If we want to control our actions, we must control our thinking.' Brethren, fill your minds with good thoughts, and your actions will be proper.” (Preparation Brings Blessings by Thomas S. Monson)

Each thing creates its kind

You never can tell what a thought will do
In bringing you hate or love-
**For thoughts are things**, and their airy wings
Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe-
**Each thing creates its kind**,
And they speed O'er the track to bring you back
Whatever went out from your mind.
(Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 158)

  • Figure 2-0 Light Penetrating Tree Branches

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.
The oak sleeps in the acorn,
the bird waits in the egg,
and in the highest vision of the soul
a waking angel stirs.
Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
(James Allen and Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p.30)

  • [Q] When does a chicken egg become a dog, or a weed turn into a rose, or a mind full of hate radiate love?
    • [A] It never does! A chicken egg always becomes a chicken, it begets it's likeness. Similarly, thoughts of love produce its likeness - acts of kindness, healthy relationships (friends, family, spouse).
  • Figure 2-0 Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
  • [Q] Why don't people believe “each thing creates its kind”?
    • [A] Weakness-lack of will-power/self control, fear of unknown/change, stubbornness, poor self-esteem-trying to be something you are not-create a mask (wolf in sheep's clothing)
      • I've been abusing/criticizing my wife and children for the smallest mistake so they will better.
      • This is the way I've always done it and to change would be the same as admitting I was wrong. Also this would give me feelings of remorse for my actions.
      • I'm searching far and wide for an example to prove you wrong, and once I find it, then I will justify my negative behaviors and say they produce positive results.
      • I want this job of being security guard at an apartment complex so I can steal things.

9 of 20 Look Up - Key to Calm Anger

  • Essential Question: How do you overcome fear/anger/discouragement?
    • Someone insults you - do you react or respond?
    • How do you maintain your self-control? Common practice by attorney's to get someone to talk is make them angry, then witness will react with emotions that could be damaging. Better is to respond and maintain self-control.
  • Yoda - “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering”
  • Anger comes from Fear
    • “How do you handle an angry student? Anger is almost always based upon fear. If you can find out the fear, you can address in part the anger. Rage, on the other hand, is almost always based on shame. Shame is much harder to identify because generally it isn't connected to a specific person.” (Working with Students - Discipline Strategies for the Classroom by Ruby K. Payne, p. 119). Ideal approach to diffuse anger:
      • Step 1 - Isolate student
      • Step 2 - Diffuse the anger by staying in the adult voice. Validate the student's feelings.
      • Step 3 - Calm the student. One of the quickest ways is to have the student look at the ceiling. When eyes are up, the brain cannot access feelings. So have the student look up for a while.
      • Step 4 - Try to find the cause of the anger. Was there a specific incident? Is it a person? Is it a prior incident before school? Is it a home issue? Is there a biochemical issue?
      • Step 5 - Redirect the feelings from the personal to the issue.
      • Step 6 - Refer the student to a counselor, nurse, administrator, etc.
  • How do you overcome fear?
    • “faith is the only known antidote for failure!” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 42)
    • “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim 1:7)
    • vices and sin bring shame which leads to rage, so have the discipline to say no to them, forsake your weaknesses and keep your focus on your plan!

10 of 20 Small Things Lead to Big Things

  • Also known as the snowball effect
  • Essential Question> What small thing can you do today which will have a big impact on your future?
    • Positive: I can practice the habit of persistence and do my classwork for the day, this would lead to a high school diploma in the future
    • Positive: I can practice the habit of kindness to everyone today, this would lead to friendships in the future
    • Positive: I can practice the habit of saving money today, this would lead to wealth in the future
    • Negative: I could bring a gun to school and windup in prison.
  • [Q] Why do small and simple things bring great things to pass?
    • [A] life is like a seed, we need to grow into what we want to be, cannot buy it (money cannot buy good health because good health is the fruit of wise eating, life style, and exercise).
  • [Q] why is the spiritual pattern of small and simple things bringing great things to pass so central to living the gospel of Jesus Christ with faith and diligence? Small Simple Things Essential to Growth
  • “by small and simple things are great things brought to pass” (Alma 37:6)

11 of 20 Imagination vs The Fear of Criticism

  • Figure 1-0 Power of Imagination by John Muir
  • Essential Question How do you obtain your desire?
    • Use your imagination
    • Use your resourcefulness and initiative
    • “The impulse, the desire, is given shape, form, and action through the aid of the imaginative faculty of the mind.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 72)
  • [Q] What are the benefits of imagination?
    • “It has been said that man can create anything which he can imagine.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 72)
    • “Man's only limitation, within reason, lies in his development and use of his imagination.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 72)

Why don't you use your imagination?

  • 1. The fear of criticism ”…is almost as universal as the fear of poverty, and its effects are just as fatal to personal achievement, mainly because this fear destroys initiative, and discourages the use of imagination.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 183)
  • 2. Fear of rejection
    • What is the number one problem facing of our community today. Untied shoe laces. Which is way I have invented a lace-less alternative foot covering. “Spray on shoes.” Whola! So nifty. How you get them off nerd? What a freak. He wants to be smart but that's lame.
  • 3. Fear of the unknown, Fear your life will be worse off
    • Figure 1-0 Dr. Seuss - Pair of Pale Green Pants
  • 4. Fear of failure
  • 5. fear, fear, fear

What happens if you neglect your imagination?

  • Your motivation suffers
  • “Imagination is the key to motivation” (Earl Nightingale, The Essence of Success who said the quote came from Rene Descartes)
  • “There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of <I>Lack of ambition!</I> (Think and Grow Rich, p. 65). Really, there is a remedy, that is imagination, but what is the remedy for the lack of imagination?

12 of 20 W.I.N. What's Important Now

  • Essential Questions
    • [Q] How do I get my lifelong dream/desire?
      • [A] W.I.N.
    • [Q] I want to graduate from high school, so what's important now (W.I.N.)?
      • Do I pay attention in class, sit in the front row, take notes, or am I glued to my mobile phone?
    • [Q] I want to be healthy and fit, so what's important now (W.I.N.)?
      • Do I overeat, skip workouts, watch TV instead of sleep, etc.
    • [Q] I want to fulfill my dream of being a fill in the blank, so what's important now?
    • [Q] I want a rewarding relationship with a fill in the blank, so what's important now?

Larry Gelwix - W.I.N. - What's Important Now

  • encourages his players to make decisions NOW that support what they want in the future, or “tomorrow” (see Wikipedia Larry Gelwix
    • Focus on the here and now (play right now), not the mistake just made or next weeks game
    • Losing vs Beaten - beaten they are better than you but losing means you lost focus

Lou Holtz - W.I.N.

13 of 20 Dress for Success

  • Essential Questions:
    • Would you change your dress if that was the only thing standing between you and money?
      • What is your choice of dress costing you?
    • Does my dress/clothing affect my behavior? If so, in what way?
    • “Are you careless of your personal appearances? If so, when and why?” (Susceptibility to Negative Influences - Self-analysis Test Questions in Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 194)
      • Awareness of your current dress and what is your plan to improve?
      • “If I had the courage to see myself as I really am, I would find out what is wrong with me, and correct it, then I might have a chance to profit by my mistakes and learn something from the experience of others, for I know that there is something wrong with me, or I would now be where I would have been if I had spent more time analyzing my weaknesses, and less time building alibis to cover them.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 199)
  • “Always dress for the job you want in the future. Always dress so your boss would be proud to show you to one of his customers. Always dress ahead of where you are in life. People promote people who look like them.” (The New Psychology of Achievement by Brian Tracy)
  • “I have studied the psychology of clothes for so long, and I have watched its effect on people in so many different walks of life, that I am fully convinced there is a close connection between clothes and success.” (Law of Success by Napoleon Hill, p. 60)
  • “The way you dress sends messages about yourself to others and often influences the way you and others act. Dress in such a way as to bring out the best in yourself and those around you. Avoid extremes in clothing and appearance, including tattoos and piercings.” (Preparation Brings Blessings by Thomas S. Monsen)

Edwin C. Barnes

    • Figure 1-0 Edwin C. Barnes-left and Thomas A. Edison-right
  • “I have seen a few well dressed people who made no outstanding records as salesmen, but I have yet to see the first poorly dressed man who became a star producer in the field of selling.” (Law of Success by Napoleon Hill, p. 60)
  • “He then gave me a lesson on the psychology of clothes which is well worth remembering. 'I do not wear thirty-one suits of clothes,' said he, 'entirely for the impression they make on other people; I do it mostly for the impression they have on me.' Barnes then told me of the day when he presented himself at the Edison plant, for a position. He said he had to walk around the plant a dozen times before he worked up enough courage to announce himself, because he knew that he looked more like a tramp than he did a desirable employee. Barnes is said to be the most able salesman ever connected with the great inventor of West Orange. His entire fortune was made through his ability as a salesman, but he has often said that he never could have accomplished the results which have made him both wealthy and famous had it not been for his understanding of the psychology of clothes.” (Law of Success by Napoleon Hill, p. 59)

CCSD Dress Code

  • CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULATION Dress and Appearance
    • Require the wearing of shoes with soles. House slippers and shoes with wheels are not permitted.
    • All clothing must be sufficient to conceal any and all undergarments. No skin will show between bottom of shirt/blouse and top of pants or skirts at any time. All sleeveless shirts must have straps at least three inches wide. Prohibited tops include, but are not limited to, crop tops, tank tops, strapless, low-cut clothing, clothing with slits, or tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage.
    • Require that all shorts, skorts, skirts, and jumpers/dresses must be at fingertip length.
    • All jeans, pants, and trousers must be secured at waist level. Sagging is strictly prohibited. Jeans, pants, and trousers are not to have rips or tears that expose undergarments and/or are located mid-thigh or higher.
    • Headgear (hats, hoods, caps, bandanas, hair grooming aids, etc.) is not permitted on campus except for designated school approved uniforms, special events, authorized athletic practices, documented medical conditions, bona fide religious reasons, or CCSD/school sanctioned activities.
    • Slogans or advertising on clothing, jewelry, buttons, and/or accessories which by their controversial, discriminatory, profane, and/or obscene nature disrupt the educational setting are prohibited.
    • Any clothing, jewelry, buttons, and/or accessories that promote illegal or violent conduct, or affiliation with groups that promote illegal or violent conduct such as, but not limited to, the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threats are prohibited.
    • Spiked or studded clothing, jewelry, and/or accessories are prohibited.
    • Figure 1-0 Dress Code Poster

14 of 20 Honesty is the best policy

  • Essential Question> Your supervisor tells you to do something illegal and if you don't he try to get you fired, what should you do?
    • What takes more power to do, tell a lie or get someone fired? If someone has the power to fire you, then it is so easy for them to lie to you.
  • The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
    • tortured by Gestapo
  • Honesty leads to respect and trust from yourself and others
  • Figure 2-0 Dave Ramsey
  • Dave Ramsey's Keys to Successful Employee
    • 1. show up to work 5-10 min early
    • 2. be honest - don't steal
    • 3. smile
  • “The oft-repeated adage is ever true: 'Honesty is the best policy.'… When a difficult decision must be made, he never asks himself, 'What will others think?' but rather, 'What will I think of myself?' For some, there will come the temptation to dishonor a personal standard of honesty. In a business law class at the university I attended, I remember that one particular classmate never prepared for the class discussions. I thought to myself, 'How is he going to pass the final examination?' I discovered the answer when he came to the classroom for the final exam on a winter's day wearing on his bare feet only a pair of sandals. I was surprised and watched him as the class began. All of our books had been placed upon the floor, as per the instruction. He slipped the sandals from his feet; and then, with toes that he had trained and had prepared with glycerin, he skillfully turned the pages of one of the books which he had placed on the floor, thereby viewing the answers to the examination questions. He received one of the highest grades in that course on business law. But the day of reckoning came. Later as he prepared to take his comprehensive exam, for the first time the dean of his particular discipline said, 'This year I will depart from tradition and will conduct an oral, rather than a written, test.' Our favorite trained-toe expert found that he had his foot in his mouth on that occasion and failed the exam.” (Preparation Brings Blessings by Thomas S. Monson)

15 of 20 Decision - be intentional

  • Essential Question What are you procrastinating and why?
    • I'm waiting for the right relationship! Positive relationships don't just happen, you have to create it, take care of it as it grows.
    • I'm afraid of making a mistake, so I don't make a decision? Wrong, you are making a decision, the decision to do nothing. Remember opportunity is disguised as work and challenges, so choose them and then the opportunity will reveal its self.
  • Essential Question How do you overcome procrastination?
    • By making a decision and working on that decision daily.
    • “Procrastination, the opposite of decision, is a common enemy which practically every man must conquer.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 111)
  • Essential Question What is a decision?
    • A real decision is a combination of firmness of mind and take immediate action and persistence over time with that decision. For example, I made a decision to lose 10 lbs, which if it's a real decision implies I will immediately begin to eat healthy, exercise regularly. It also means I've decide to pass on all future temptations to sleep in or over eat.
  • Decision - The Mastery of Procrastination: The 7th Step Toward Riches
    • “You have a brain and mind of your own. Use it, and reach your own decisions. If you need facts or information from other people, to enable you to reach decisions, as you probably will in many instances; acquire these facts or secure the information you need quietly, without disclosing your purpose.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 112)
  • Difference between deciding and doing a thing
  • Firmness of mind
    • “But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart. Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction. O all ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads and receive the pleasing word of God, and feast upon his love; for ye may, if your minds are firm, forever.” (Jacob 3:1-2)
      • “The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.” (Psalms 34:17)
      • “Many are the aafflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” (Psalms 34:19)
      • “And I have been supported under trials and troubles of every kind, yea, and in all manner of afflictions; yea, God has delivered me from prison, and from bonds, and from death; yea, and I do put my trust in him, and he will still deliver me.” (Alma 36:27)
    • “But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligence of mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage.” (Mosiah 7:33)
    • “Be wise in the days of your probation; strip yourselves of all uncleanness; ask not, that ye may consume it on your lusts, but ask with a firmness unshaken, that ye will yield to no temptation, but that ye will serve the true and living God.” (Mormon 9:28)
    • “Courage implies firmness of mind” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary - Courage)
    • Figure 1-0 5 Nebuchadnezzar's Golden Image and Shadrach, Meshack and Abed-nego
    • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego and Nebuchadnezzar's Golden Image Daniel 3
      • 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
      • 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
      • 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

16 of 20 Snowman - The Ordinary became the Extraordinary

  • [Q] How do you become your desire? Does it just happen?
  • [Q] How was Snowman created?
  • [Q] What was Snowman's life before Harry de Leyer?

"Harry de Leyer was late to the auction on that snowy day in 1956, and all of the good horses had already been sold. The few that remained were old and spent and had been bought by a company that would turn them into dog food.

Harry, the riding master at a girl's school in Pennsylvania, was about to leave when one of the horses that had been marked for slaughter **caught his eye**. The horse was a dirty, gray gelding with ugly-looking sores on its legs. The marks left by a heavy work harness gave evidence to the hard life it had led. But something about him captured Harry's attention and so he offered $80 for it.

It was snowing when Harry's children saw the horse for the first time and, because of the coat of snow on the horse's back, the children named it 'Snowman.'

Harry took good care of the horse. He was a gentle and reliable animal-a horse the girls like to ride because he was steady and didn't startle like some of the others. In fact, Snowman made such rapid improvement that a neighbor purchased him for twice what Harry had originally paid.

But Snowman kept disappearing from the neighbor's pasture-sometimes ending up in adjoining potato fields, other times back at Harry's place. How Snowman got out of the pasture was something of a mystery. It appeared that the horse must have jumped over the fences between the properties, but that seemed impossible-Harry had never seen Snowman jump over anything much higher than a fallen log.

But eventually the neighbor's patience came to an end, and he insisted Harry buy the horse back.

For years, Harry's great dream had been to produce a champion jumping horse. He had had moderate success in the past, but in order to compete at the highest levels, he knew he would have to buy a pedigreed horse that had been specifically bred to jump. And that kind of pedigree would cost far more than what he could afford.

Snowman was already getting old-he was eight when Harry had purchased him-and he had been badly treated. But, apparently, Snowman wanted to jump and so Harry decided to see what the horse could do. What Harry saw made him think that maybe his horse had a chance to compete.

In 1958, Harry entered Snowman in his first jumping competition. Snowman stood among the beautifully bred, champion horses, looking very much out of place. Other horse breeders called Snowman a 'flea-bitten gray.'

But a wonderful, unbelievable thing happened that day.

Snowman won!

Harry continued to enter Snowman in other competitions, and Snowman continued to win.

Audiences cheered madly every time Snowman made a jump. He became a **symbol of how extraordinary an ordinary horse could be.**
He appeared on television. Stories and books were written about him.

As Snowman continued to win, one buyer offered $100,000 for the old plow horse, but Harry would not sell. In 1958 and 1959, Snowman was named 'Horse of the Year.' Eventually, the gray gelding-who had once been marked for slaughter-was inducted into the show jumping hall of fame.

For millions of people, Snowman was more than a horse. He was a symbol of the hidden, untapped potential that lies within each of us." (Press On by Joseph B. Wirthlin, p. 43-45)

17 of 20 Singing and Music

  • Essential Question
    • How do I make a something grow faster?
      • Talk to it, Sing to it, give it your attention
      • Give it hope. ”…For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope…“ (1 Corinthians 9:10)
        • Remember hope is like love or faith, it needs an object. (Dallin Oaks) Same with singing, effective when singing to someone or something.
    • What is the natural language of man?
  • We know we can create things with feelings and emotions, so would singing help to create?
    • “Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it.” (Numbers 21: 17)
    • “And they did sing praises unto the Lord; yea, the brother of Jared did sing praises unto the Lord, and he did thank and praise the Lord all the day long; and when the night came, they did not cease to praise the Lord.” (see Ether 6:9)
    • “And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.” (see Mark 14:26)
    • “And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.” (see Matt 26:30)

The Forbidden Experiment

  • Fredrick II

An alleged experiment carried out by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in the 13th century saw young infants raised without human interaction in an attempt to determine if there was a natural language that they might demonstrate once their voices matured. It is claimed he was seeking to discover what language would have been imparted unto Adam and Eve by God.

The experiments were recorded by the monk Salimbene di Adam in his Chronicles, who wrote that Frederick encouraged "foster-mothers and nurses to suckle and bathe and wash the children, but in no ways to prattle or speak with them; for he would have learnt whether they would speak the Hebrew language (which he took to have been the first), or Greek, or Latin, or Arabic, or perchance the tongue of their parents of whom they had been born. But he laboured in vain, for the children could not live without clappings of the hands, and gestures, and gladness of countenance, and blandishments."

18 of 20 Growth Through Struggle

  • Essential Question What does opportunity look like?
    • Are you thankful for your trials/struggles in life/afflictions? They are put there to help you grow and gain.
  • 2 Nephi 2:2 ”…thou knowest the greatness of God; and he shall concencrate thine afflictions for thy gain.“
  • Will you be thankful when told no? Will you trust in God, he is helping you to grow?
  • Figure 2-0 U.S.A. Coin - Penny
    • Key to success is to be thankful when facing the pain of growing, or in other words, thankful for the opportunities to grow from your afflictions. Remember gratitude heals!
    • “God having provided some better things for them through their sufferings, for without sufferings they could not be made perfect.” (Heb 11:40)
  • What does opportunity look like? Its mostly disguised as misfortune/afflictions.
    • “when the opportunity came, it appeared in a different form, and from a different direction than Barnes had expected. That is one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 15)
    • ”…something infinitely more important than material compensation - the knowledge that 'every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent advantage.'“ (Think and Grow Rich, p. 122)
    • Figure 2-0 Thomas A. Edison Quote on Opportunity
    • Figure 2-0 All Problems are Opportunity in Disguise

Myth - Grass is greener on other side

Uchtdorf and the Shiny New Red Bike

"Allow me to share with you an experience from my own boyhood. When I was 11 years old, my family had to leave East Germany and begin a new life in West Germany overnight. Until my father could get back into his original profession as a government employee, my parents operated a small laundry business in our little town. I became the laundry delivery boy. To be able to do that effectively, I needed a bicycle to pull the heavy laundry cart. I had always dreamed of owning a nice, sleek, shiny, sporty red bicycle. But there had never been enough money to fulfill this dream. What I got instead was a heavy, ugly, black, sturdy workhorse of a bicycle. I delivered laundry on that bike before and after school for quite a few years. Most of the time, I was not overly excited about the bike, the cart, or my job. Sometimes the cart seemed so heavy and the work so tiring that I thought my lungs would burst, and I often had to stop to catch my breath. Nevertheless, I did my part because I knew we desperately needed the income as a family, and it was my way to contribute.

If I had only known back then what I learned many years later—if I had only been able to see the end from the beginning—I would have had a better appreciation of these experiences, and it would have made my job so much easier.

Many years later, when I was about to be drafted into the military, I decided to volunteer instead and join the Air Force to become a pilot. I loved flying and thought being a pilot would be my thing.

To be accepted for the program I had to pass a number of tests, including a strict physical exam. The doctors were slightly concerned by the results and did some additional medical tests. Then they announced, “You have scars on your lung which are an indication of a lung disease in your early teenage years, but obviously you are fine now.” The doctors wondered what kind of treatment I had gone through to heal the disease. Until the day of that examination I had never known that I had any kind of lung disease. Then it became clear to me that my regular exercise in fresh air as a laundry boy had been a key factor in my healing from this illness. Without the extra effort of pedaling that heavy bicycle day in and day out, pulling the laundry cart up and down the streets of our town, I might never have become a jet fighter pilot and later a 747 airline captain."

  • Psalms 34:19 “Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”
  • 2 Tim 3:11 “Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured; but out of them all the Lord delivered me.”

19 of 20 The Infallible Rule - Predict the Future

  • Essential Question Do you treat people like things?
    • Are your relationships based on what you can get instead of what you can give?
      • Healthy and Long lasting relationships are created when you focus on making the other person happy. To often the focus is incorrectly on how they can make me happy.
    • Do you focus on the effects/fruit instead of the causes/tree
Cause Effect
job money
goose golden egg
tree fruit
help people friendship
serve and support people affection and kisses
positive thoughts positive reality
negative thoughts negative reality
debt immediate gratification but robs your future
saving delay gratification but prospers your future
  • Figure 1-0 Benjamin Franklin
    • “While gambling at checkers with some shipmates, he formulated an 'infallible rule,; which was that 'if two persons equal in judgement play for a considerable sum, he that loves money most shall lose; his anxiety for the success of the game confounds him.' The rule, he decided, applied to other battles; a person who is too fearful will end up performing defensively and thus fail to seize offensive advantages.” (Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson, p. 49-50)

Goose and Golden Eggs

"One day a countryman going to the nest of his Goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When he took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to throw it away, because he thought a trick had been played upon him. But he took it home on second thoughts, and soon found to his delight that it was an egg of pure gold. Every morning the same thing occurred, and he soon became rich by selling his eggs. As he grew rich he grew greedy; and thinking to get at once all the gold the Goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing."

20 of 20 What is Money

  • Essential Question: What is Money?
    • Money is what you trade/exchange your life energy/force for (Your Money or Your Life, p. 54)
    • Money follows work
    • Goal to increase hourly wage while reducing indirect costs
      • Example - Job 1 pays &#36;12/hr but has a 3 hour commute each day. Job 2 pays &#36;10/hr and has 30 minute commute. Which one is better? How much are you worth? Well whatever someone is willing to pay you?
        • Job 1 = 8 hrs x &#36;12/hr - 3 hrs x &#36;12/hr = &#36;96 - &#36;36 = &#36;60. What about other costs like transportation or child care or clothing?
        • Job 2 = 8 hrs x &#36;10/hr = 0.5 hrs x &#36;10/hr = &#36;80 - &#36;5 = &#36;75
  • Money Myths
    • Money is success - if I have it, then I'm successful. So, would people be considered successful, if they win the lottery or inherits a million dollars? Or will they feel ashamed, like they didn't earn it or are deserving of it?
    • Money is security - if you were a courier walking through downtown Chicago at night with a briefcase filled with money, would you feel secure? (Your Money or Your Life, p. 47)
    • Money is power - what about Gandhi? He didn't have money but had more power than any man in India.
    • Money is social acceptance - fact companionship, friendship and intimacy are all available free to those who sincerely extend their love to others (Your Money or Your Life, p. 48)
    • Money is happiness - there are plenty of people who have money but are unhappy. Happiness doesn't come from externals (Your Money or Your Life, p. 120)

Power or Earned Money

  • Essential Question> Is there a difference between Earned Money and Begged/Borrowed/Stolen Money?
    • Earned Money has dignity, accomplishment and self esteem attached to it
    • Begged/Borrowed/Stolen Money has lowliness, weakness, and broken/busted man attached to it
      • “He may borrow for a time, but not enough to carry on in his accustomed way, and he cannot continue to borrow very long. But borrowing in itself, when a man is borrowing merely to live, is a depressing experience, and the money lacks the power of earned money to revive his spirits.” (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, p. 180)
  • Honesty leads to respect and trust from yourself and others
  • Selfless Service leads to Friendship
  • Meaningful Work leads to Success/Money

Classroom Management

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    • Advanced Classroom Management
      • Lesson One: Calming Student Nerves
        • Reduce student resistance/testing boundaries and calm anxieties/stress/fear by implementing 1) routines, 2) introducing myself, 3)
  • Need to build a relationship with the parent before the problem occurs
    • Background: Jim Fay hit a student, the only reason he didn't get fired was 1) because he already had a relationship with the parent, 2) he spoke to the parent before the student (remember a lie can travel half way around the world before the truth even puts on its shoes. This means, the first story is believed and the second story has to do all the work)
    • send an email, letter and/or call home at the beginning of class and give my classroom goals, and 3) don't let them see you cry.
    • ask for the parent's input on what to teach their child
    • request the parent comes to open house
    • request a picture of the child and parent to hang up in the classroom, belief is that the parent is in the class, the odds increase for a well behaved student
  • Problem:

Love and Logic - 9 Essential Skills by Jim Fay and Charles Fay

  • Neutralize Student Arguing and Manipulation
    • 1) go brain dead and 2) with empathy/sincere/non-emotionally say a one liner like “I respect you too much to argue” or “we can discuss this before school tomorrow”
  • Delayed/Anticipatory Consequences
    • The next time a student does something inappropriate, experiment by saying very softly,
      • “On, no. This is sad. I'm going to have to do something about this! But not now…later…try not to worry about it.”
      • The next time a child does something inappropriate, and you don't know what to do or say, try experimenting with saying 'Oh that's a problem, I'm going to have to do something about that. But not right now, try not to worry.'
    • Students love to test limits by getting many warnings from the teacher, resist authority, find loopholes, brain drain the teacher instead of learning self-discipline
    • Don't make a problem for others. If you do, I will do something
    • Student Guidelines:
      • 1. You may engage in any behavior that does not create a problem for you or anyone elese in the world.
      • 2. If you find yourself with a problem, you may solve it by any means that does not cause a problem for anyone else in the world.
      • 3. You may engage in any behavior that does not jeopardize the safety of learning of yourself or others. Unkind words and actions will not be tolerated.
    • Teacher Guidelines: I will operate with the following principles as my guide
      • 1. I will react without anger or haste to problem situations
      • 2. I will provide consequences that are not punitive but that allow the child to experience the results of a poor choice, enabling them to make better choices in the future.
      • 3. I will proceed in all situations with the best interest of the child foremost in my mind - academic, social, and emotional well-being will be fostered.
      • 4. I will guide students toward personal responsibility and the decision-making skills they will need to function in the real world.
      • 5. I will arrange consequences for problem situations in such a way that the child will not be humiliated or demeaned.
      • 6. Equal is not always fair. Consequences will be designed to fit the problems of individual students, and they may be different even when problems appear to be the same.
      • 7. I will make every effort to ensure that, in each situation, the students involved understand why they are involved in consequences.
      • 8. If I at any time act or react in a way that a child truly feels is unjust, that student need only say to me, “I'm not sure that's fair.” I will arrange a private conference during which the student can express to me why he or she feels my actions were not fair. This may or may not change my course of action. I am always open to calm, rational discussion of any matter.
  • Empathy - I care about you, prevents fight-or-flight because they feel safe with you
  • The Recovery Process
  • Developing Positive Teacher/Student Relationships
  • Setting Limits with Enforceable Statements
  • Using Choices to Prevent Power Struggles
  • Quick and Easy Preventative Interventions
  • Guiding Students to Own and Solve Their Problems
Know Your Student

Introduction Survey

  • Who Are You? A Questionnaire for Students on the First Day of School. <i>Note: I will not share your answers with anyone without your permission</i>

Basic Information

  1. Student Name
  2. Preferred Name or Nickname
  3. Class Period
  4. Student Birthday
  5. Place of Birth
  6. Student Mailing Address
  7. Student Phone Number
  8. Student Email Address
  9. Parent/Guardian Name
  10. Parent/Guardian Phone Number
  11. Parent/Guardian Email Address
  12. Others who live in your household
  13. What language do you speak at home
  14. Are you new to this school? Where were you before?

Activities and Interest

  1. Favorite Movie
  2. Favorite Song
  3. Favorite Sport
  4. Favorite Food
  5. Do you have a pets? Breed?
  6. Any family members also attend Bonanza High School?
  7. Play any sports?
  8. Member of any Bonanza Clubs (ROTC, Band, Theater, Student Government, SkillsUSA, etc.)?
  9. Career interests?
  10. What do you want to be remembered as at your 10 year high school reunion.
  11. What do you want to learn in this class?
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