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WORKING 2gether is greater than being divided
TEAM STRONGER 2GETHER ** Based on the Friendship Bench in Zimbabwe (I encourage you to check it out friendshipbenchzimbabwe.org) and The CARE Center at Long Beach Poly High School (since 1997), we ask “how can we help our communities gain mental wellness/ emotional intelligence skills?” **Our communities are bending and breaking under the weight of not being able to deal with the stress, trauma, difficulties of the 21st century. **How can we use the amazing skills, intuition, wisdom of our elders? How can we lift up those that have so much to give still...yet, are marginalized in our country?We build a “Wisdom Warrior” program!
**How can we join together our young people and our Wisdom Warriors? How can we create a movement in our communities that elevates mental wellness skills and emotional intelligence skills to the point we use them as life skills... Life Skills That Last a Lifetime?
We build/elevate peer counseling, peer mentor programs at every elementary, middle, high school and college. Next, we link the 2 programs together into one amazing force for change and creating powerful people.
THE POWER of PREPARATION **As I’m writing this, it’s late in the year 2020 and we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. I only bring that up because “The Power of Preparation” is intended both for the present and the future. **Never as I was planning the content did I know the future would become the present waaaay quicker. The more you resist gaining Emotional Intelligence (“because no one understands what I’m going through”, “I’ve already lost my job”, “my relationships suck”, “this stuff is for weak people”, etc) the more your situation will stay the same or get worse. **Reading these short chapters, watching the videos and answering the questions, doing the fundamentals work, and doing the activities will make you exponentially stronger in all areas of your life. You will find the leadership skills you already possess. Your gain in confidence will result in problem solving skills.
WHY Team Stronger 2gether & The Power of Preparation
**This video "Why Emotional Intelligence" lays out the reasons why we can't wait any longer to change the focus of our education system. Being a "product focused" system (standardized test scores, GPA, college acceptances, compliant students) has never allowed our public school system to reach its full potential.
**We must be a "relationship centered" and "emotional intelligence/mental wellness focused" education system. The data has been overwhelming for decades and is rapidly becoming more obvious that we need this change yesterday.
**All of our young people and grown ups are in need.
**The rapidly changing world of Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Climate Disruption requires having real Emotional Intelligence/Mental Wellness Skills!
**Our college students (the most popular class at Yale is Psych 157 Psychology and the Good Life) are college eligible but not college ready/life ready...
**Our community elders have so much wisdom and energy that goes unused! Team Stronger 2gether will elevate them and use their amazing skills.
**70% of our young people in prison had a pre-existing mental health condition (before being incarcerated) that we didn't address (part of the school to prison pipeline)...
**70% of both our students and educators spend a lot of their day in a negative state of mind...
**1 out of 4 of our grown ups have a recognized mental health condition (while so many go unrecognized)...
*****Tomorrow Begins Today! We need to "Stop Shoulding on ourselves" and turn our shoulds into musts! email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
MEAT CONSUMPTION CAUSES CLIMATE DISRUPTION
"Huge reductions in meat-eating are essential to avoid dangerous climate change, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of the food system's impact on the environment. In Western countries, beef consumption needs to fall by 90% and be replaced by five times more beans and pulses."
- The Guardian, October 2018
NEW BOOK: "The Revolutionary Classroom" HOW TO ELEVATE MENTAL WELLNESS EQUAL TO ALGEBRA AND ESSAY WRITING
The evidence and data in this Ebook will show that the system of education doesn't support the efforts of our educators. That's why we need The Revolutionary Classroom to force (through classroom successes) the system to change. The change is in focus and energy. Using neuroscience principals, research and data, and proven strategies, this Ebook shows how to create this powerful focus and energy. Many video links keep the learning alive and useful.
The time is now! Today is day one...no more "one day we will start". Thank you for taking time to read The Revolutionary Classroom. My intention is provide data, research, and science that shows; *how we think *why it's difficult to change *how we as an education system can teach the skills of change and mental wellness skills. In this Ebook I provide you resources that prick hears, interrupt old, unproductive patterns, create/build new habits that build personal and societal positive change.
THE 365 SUCCESS SYSTEM