Hello Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I was just sitting here thinking about the lessons I learned through the pandemic. I have learned that I really don’t have to be in the limelight. I’ve worked my entire life to have some type of notoriety and fortune. I’ve always wanted to live the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Now that I’ve had time to sit and reassess my life, I really enjoy staying in the background. I am most at peace when I’m sitting at home in the comfort of my home making changes that have the potential to help many people. While we’ve been stuck at home, I’ve written new books to help teachers create better classroom environments for their students. I’ve come up with several programs and projects the a variety of schools are willing to try. This makes me happy! So from here on out, I will sit back behind the curtain and help to make big changes! I now have the Wizard of Oz complex!
Daily Affirmations: Today is an amazing your day. I feel good about my life. I am content with where I am. My small changes have the potential to positively affect others greatly. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! Today I was thinking about the many hours, days, months, and years that I’ve wasted begging my family, friends, and co-workers to buy my books, review my books, or subscribe to my YouTube channel. Then they don’t do it, and I end up being hurt and angry. Even though as soon as I hear one of my family members or friends starting a business, even if I don’t need it, I go out a purchase or subscribe. So I felt like everybody else should do the same. A voice came to me and said, “ Kyri just stop!” Stop calling on your friends and family to be your customers. Try developing a relationship with your customers which is separate from the relationship with your friends, family, and co-workers.
All I do now, is just pray that my books, music, and YouTube channel make it into the hands of people the need them and can use them. Doing this released a lot of pressure from me and my close relationships. Hopefully this helps somebody else. Just do what you do and it will make it’s way to the right people!
Daily Affirmations: Today is a magnificent day. I choose to feel good about myself. I rest in the joy of knowing things will work out just as the should. My creations will find their way into the hands of those who need them. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I remember a song we used to sing at church when I was little. It said, “ If I take just one step, then God will do the rest.” As a child, I truly believed that God actually comes to get involved in our daily lives. As I grew up and had many prayers unanswered, I started learning the laws of God and the universe. So it is a little true that God will do the rest. It’s the laws that God set in place in the universe that does the rest. The law of attraction says if you take a step there mentally, it will come to you. Take step toward joy and believe that you have joy; and it comes to you. If you’ve been there in your mind, you’re a step closer. Although it seems easy, it is not. Sometimes you go 2 steps forward and 3 steps back. It’s easy to settle into the fantasy of God that we learned when we were children; thinking that we can sit back and watch God do everything. It’s so freeing to realize that we can take action mentally, which will bring us steps closer. Every little step we take, gets us closer to our dreams!
Daily Affirmations: today is a magnificent day. I am taking steps closer to my dreams. I am growing and learning every day. I love myself. I love my life. Great things are flowing my way. I am one with God and God is everything. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I was sitting here thinking of the time and money I have spent on making my dreams come true. Publishing, Marketing, Social Media Post, and other connections. I have spent years paying for my dreams. Sacrificing vacations, friendships, relationships, and other social interaction for the purposes of one day reaching my goals. I woke up this morning feeling like I have been so focused on dreams that I have not lived. I have not experienced the heart breaking of a relationship falling apart because I always distance myself. I have not experienced the joys of being excited because I accomplished something because I keep moving to the next thing. I don’t know the joys of sharing my life with another person because every connection is a stepping stone towards my dreams. My dreams have made me tired 😴….. it’s time to live. What if I am just meant to be a teacher and nothing more? What if I’m not the next Mr Rogers or Bill Cosby? What if I don’t reach any other goals than the ones I already reached? What if only the people I’m connected with are the only people I’m meant to connect with? I say…. Live anyway! Stop worrying about what might be or could be or could’ve been and just LIVE!
LOVE YOURSELF AND LIVE!
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I am learning to be content with whatever is going on in my life. There is no need of asking why things are happening I just kind of accept them and move on. I don’t know for sure that everything happens for a reason, that’s what people say all the time. However, I will say that there is a lesson in everything that happens. So the best thing we can do is just try to learn the lesson. So I ask what is the experience is you were going through today trying to teach you? That’s what I ask myself all the time, Kyri what is this trying to teach you?
Daily Affirmations: today is a great day. I love myself. Every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. I am glad to be alive. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
My district asked me to present a 15 minute training that would help teachers build a positive classroom environment. Here is my presentation. I hope you can use some of these activities!
Teachers. Don’t overlook teachable moments trying to teach! Many times we’re so busy trying to follow the curriculum, that we miss major life shaping lessons. Your teaching should inspire your students, so if they are asking questions; help them find the answers. Even if the question doesn’t pertain to to this particular lesson you’re teaching. If children are excited about something enough to ask about it, go with it. It is my belief that children don’t really learn from what you teach, but from how you teach. Case in point, we were doing a piano lesson in class. We were learning to play D-F-A. One of my students said, “ I wonder how pianos makes sounds”? I instantly took the top off the piano and call the students over and showed them the hammers and mechanisms. Then I allowed them to touch it. They were amazed. That wasn’t the lesson. The lesson came the next time someone had a question about something. “Let’s take it apart and see, just like we did the piano” ! That was the lesson!
Daily Affirmations: Today is an Awe-inspiring Day! I look forward to what every new hour brings. My life is divinely guided and I am always headed in the best direction. Every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers. I believe I’ve said this more than once, but as a teacher; you really can’t have “pet peeves”. That one thing that you just cannot tolerate will end up in your classroom every time. Most time it will show up in several students. It is a common fact that people in our lives are mirrors of ourselves. The people we like, exhibit the characteristics that we like about ourselves. The people we do not like, exhibit the characteristics that we do not like about ourselves. So this week we will focus on how to start releasing our pet peeves.
Step 1: Teach and Reteach When certain behaviors show up in your classroom, in order to not see it again; I stop whatever I’m doing and show the students what I expect. It’s best to do this when you’re not angry 😤. Doing this will save you from a great deal of days where you constantly focus on behavior.
1. Stop whatever you’re doing.
2. Think of ways to teach and Reteach the correct behaviors
3. Take a breath and don’t let the learner’s mistakes make you so angry that you can no longer teach.
4. Make the right choice by realizing that your pet peeve is totally your preference. Your way is not always the right way. You have no right to try and control others. Your job is to let them know of the others ways they can handle certain situations and be there to lead them as they choose.
Every person has to Stop, Think, and Breathe and Make the Right Choice for themselves.
Daily Affirmations: Today is an Awesome day. I choose to feel good about myself. I release the need to control others. I instead choose to love and approve of every part of myself. I am beautifully and wonderfully made. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
What if you could just teach, without interruptions from behavior?
What would your day be like, if you didn’t have to spend unnecessary time with discipline?
What if you could set your expectations and your students followed them without having a reminder?
What if your children stopped themselves in the middle of making a mistake and corrected it?
What if your children offered you advice to help you?
That’s the kind of classroom I want to be in. Where students are busy learning content and not having to be redirected for undesirable behaviors. I want to be in a building where teachers say, I came to school to teach and I will teach! And students say, I came to school to learn and I will learn. We can have children like this. If we train them to be like this.
Daily Affirmations: Today is a wonderful day. I love and approve of myself. All of my changes are wonderful. My classroom or work space is a peaceful haven. I believe that everyone is able to be self corrected. ￼￼￼I am healthy, wealthy, whole and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! The old saying is true. ” If we don’t rest, our bodies will make us rest”! Although I had to had hernia surgery this week, I stand in appreciation of every moment. Being slowed down by surgery is still a lesson learned. I heard someone say the other day that filling our life with activities doesn’t make us successful. Filling our life’s with efficient and effective activities is what makes us successful. Slowing down helps you to see those activities which are effective and efficient versus those that are not. What do you do with the information you gained from slowing down? You slow down.
Slow down inefficient and ineffective activities and turn your total focus to the things you really want to do. The jack of all trades, master of none rarely reaches success. Slow down and master your craft! That’s the lesson I’m taking with me in my slowing down.
Daily Affirmations: Today is a blessed wonderful day! I am on the right path! My mind is undivided. I love and approve of myself. I feel good. I love my life. I move in perfect health. I move with joy and ease. I listen to my body. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove