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12 Valuable Mistakes to Make in 2016
By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
Spirit Whisperers make mistakes, often on purpose. To move into the land of Spirit Whispering, consider making the following mistakes:
1. Make the mistake of over-expecting. High expectations are better than low expectations for your students and for yourself.
2. Make the mistake of not following the prescribed curriculum exactly. You know when and where to dance away from the script. No one knows your students better than you do. Become an occasional deviate when it comes to the curriculum.
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Use Surprise Talk Effectively
By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
John Clayton received a call from his son's principal the fourth week of his fifth-grade year. "Sammy is in my office," said the administrator. "He used the F-word in class and I've suspended him for two days. Please come and get him as soon as possible."
John had a thirty-minute drive from work to the elementary school where the incident occurred. Although he thought about it the entire time, he had reached no decision about what to do or say to his son by the time he pulled into the parking lot.
Not having any clear directions about what to say or do, John remained silent when his son got in the car. After several miles had passed, Sammy asked, "Did you hear what I said in class?" "Yep," replied the disappointed father. "What are you going to do about it?" queried Sammy. That's when this parent used "surprise talk" to clearly communicate how he viewed his son.
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Spirit Whisperers ARE changing the world.
"Spirit Whisperers are working daily to help young people tune into the spirit and power within. May you continue to be light bearers, who shine light on others whose spirit is covered with layers of illusion and fear. Please know that there are others like you out there in every school, in every grade level, in every country, bringing more light to the youngsters they love and serve. You are not alone. Let your light shine, Spirit Whisperers. It is the best antidote there is to darkness. Shine on."
~ Chick Moorman
From Ivonne Delaflor Alexander
I have learned so much, by observation, the past three hours, about cooperation, teamwork, community, harmony, support, unity in diversity and the intelligent system carried through the law of natural order.
How have I learned it?
By being present, quiet and by observing, without intrusion, (while still knowing my place of guardian of safety) how children play.
What have I learned?
We are by nature wired towards building connection; we are created as a system. And when we allow the flow of what is to be as is, and respect the laws of growth and evolution, harmony and peace are natural outcomes of the system in place, installed in nature created in absolute perfection.
Yes a perfection that when seen through the eyes of the heart, becomes a map, and a guiding light to the manifestation of more magical discoveries in the gift that is life.
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The Ultimate Insult
Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
We recently received the ultimate insult, the grand put-down, a construction of ridicule at its finest. The comment was disguised as caring advice and delivered unsolicited from a mutual friend.
Both Thomas and I were a bit stunned by the blunt and sarcastic delivery of what was intended to feed us forward to better days and increased financial success.
We decided not to take it personally.
We decided not to take offense.
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You Will Find Hope Here
Spirit Whisperers are "hope givers." They give us hope that we can create an educational system and a style of parenting that doesn't perceive failure, that grants dignity without it needing to be earned, that holds the child in a state of grace, even as appropriate consequences are implemented. Thank you for giving us all hope.
If you are one of those Spirit Whisperers that is losing hope, know that you are not alone. Come to this page. You will find hope here along with connectedness, encouragement and useful ideas. This spot is for YOU!
This sanctuary is for educators and parents who desire more support, encouragement and affirmation for what they do to teach to a child's spirit.
Spirit Whisperers exist. They are out there in every school, every grade level, in every part of the country. They coach, they lead youth groups, they teach school, they counsel, they administer and they parent. Quietly, steadily they go about their task of putting spirit back in the forefront of the educational trilogy of mind, body and spirit.
Spirit Whisperers: Teachers Who Nourish A Child’s Spirit
by Chick Moorman
Hardcover book, 220 pages -
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Do you want self-responsible learners? Do you want self-motivated students who have developed an internal standard of excellence? Do you want to help students develop an “I Can” stance towards life? Do you want to help them learn to be solution oriented and personally empowered? Do you care if your students learn about integrity, respect, honesty, sharing, acceptance, and forgiveness?
If so, Spirit Whisperers is the book for you.
Learn how to put Spirit Whisperer energy to use in your professional practice as you nurture, uplift, inspire and help your students tune into the spirit and power within.
An Inspirational and Practical Guide for Teaching from the Heart
"What if you are not really a teacher? What if you were sent to earth to be a healer and don't realize it yet? What if healing is your main purpose in the classroom? Would it change how you see your students? Would it alter what you do?"
~ Chick Moorman
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Did the inspiration for the Spirit Whisperer name come from the Horse Whisperer movie/book?
Yes. The Horse Whisperer movie was released in 1998. I published Spirit Whisperers: Teachers Who Nourish a Child’s Spirit in 2002.
You might recall the story line of The Horse Whisperer. A Young teen (Grace) was involved in a tragic horse/truck accident. Her best friend was killed and her horse (Pilgrim) was severely injured. Tom Booker (Robert Redford) was persuaded by the girl's mother to work with the horse because of his rare ability to communicate with horses. He was said to be a horse whisperer. Much of the focus of the movie was on his efforts to heal Pilgrim.
The real message contained in the body of this film was Booker's ability to heal the young girl. The horse was only the water he was splashing around in. What he was really accomplishing was bringing another human being back to life, back to a positive outlook, back to hope, back to finding meaning again. He touched Grace's spirit and allowed her to reach inside and touch it too. He was a Spirit Whisperer who used horses as his delivery system to reach a more important goal.
Booker loved horses. Spirit Whisperer educators love math, history, physical education, technology or other subjects of their choice. And these subjects are the water that they are splashing around in. What these educators are really doing is to teaching young people how to swim through life.
Music teachers let students get wet with music. Math teachers allow students to swim around in math. Language arts becomes the water that language arts teachers use to teach life skills and touch the spirit of their students. And whether they are teaching biology, Spanish, or government they never lose sight of their larger mission, teaching to a child's spirit.
Thank you Spirit Whisperers.