Posted in Positive Flow

The Wizard of Oz Complex

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

Posted in Good Stuff, Just Talkin', Positive Flow

Child! Just Stop 🛑

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

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Every Little Step I Take. . .

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

Posted in Good Stuff, Just Talkin', Positive Flow

Child! It’s Just A Test! Go on and Pass It!

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I was sitting here thinking about all the things we go through in life. And the voice in my head said, “ Child! It’s just a test. Go on and pass it.” We learn from the process of taking the test, and when we face the next test; we can use the same process. The problem comes ( well at least for me) when we pass one test and say “whew! I won’t have to worry about that anymore!” Then another test like that test comes and we freak out and for the process we used to pass the first test. So starting today, I will be grateful for my test. Every test helps me sharpen the process of test taking so the next time something doesn’t go right in my life I can say…. Child! It’s just a test. Go on and pass it!

Daily Affirmations: today is a magnificent day. I choose to move forward in joy! I love my life. My life is fabulous. I love and approve of myself. Every experience in life 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

Posted in Just Talkin', Positive Flow

Stop Dreaming – Wake Up and Live!

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!

Posted in Positive Flow

The Work Must Continue

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I haven’t been inspired to write in a while. However this morning as I woke up before the opportunity clock went off, I realize that no matter what you’re going through the work must continue. Life must go on in some form or fashion. So I got up, washed my face, brushed my teeth, did some laundry, worked on a few chapters of a new book that I am doing, and then got ready for work. Life doesn’t stop, so I’m learning just live through it! Live Through It!

Dr. Andrea Dinardo you continue to inspire me! Thank you!

Daily Affirmations: today is a magnificent day. I love and approve of myself. I am glad to be alive. Great things are flowing my way. I am healthy, wealthy, hall, 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.

Posted in Just Talkin'

Mixed Feelings About MLK

Don’t get me wrong, I think the civil rights movement and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr did some great things for our country. Black people were at least allowed to eat in restaurants and not be made to sit in the back of the bus and other things like that. I know the civil rights movement was much more than that. It changed laws so that people were treated equally. However, just because laws changed, doesn’t mean hate is dissolved. I just wished the civil rights movement would have focused on building up the black community and making sure the black communities got the same funding as white communities. Especially it education. The civil rights movement essentially turned the education of black children into the hands of people that didn’t like them. When we talk about the achievement gap, there it is. I feel that merging schools caused a since of not being good enough for black people. Where at black schools, the teachers, administrators , and staff were seen as professionals; but when merged with white schools they were back to being seen as “boy” and “gal”. Those who were in prominent positions at blacks schools were now demoted.

I should note that these are just my thoughts. I just don’t think communities or schools should have been merged; I think people should have the choice to move fluently from one to another. Just like churches. Church is still the most segregated institution in America. I don’t think this is a bad thing because people have choice. When I went to Bethune- Cookman which is an HBCU (historical black college and university) I chose to go. I wasn’t forced to go because blacks were not allowed at FSU. Originally that’s why black colleges were started. But it’s all about being able to choose and being able to move fluently within various communities. I know the civil rights movement was doing the best they could at the time. I just wished the would have fought to make better communities of color, rather than merge them. I’m just talking about what I’m talking about and it’s just my opinion.

Posted in Just Talkin', Positive Flow

Mr. Demby’s Teacher Tip Rant

Children can tell! Children can tell if you, the teacher, don’t like them. They can tell what you think of them, the moment of your first interaction. Most times, their instincts are not wrong. People always look at me weird because I fuss at my children. Sometimes if you walk by my classroom, you may hear me yelling. However, the majority of my students knew, that I was pulling the best from them. Many of them have come back to me, thanking me because I was the reason they wanted to come to school. I’m one of those teacher that is going to keep it real. I even had a few students that I told. “Look I don’t like you, and you don’t like me but since we have to coexist, let’s make the best of it.” by the end of the year we were a lot closer! Be real with your students, they can tell!

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Amazing Day! I am my authentic self. What others do and feel have nothing to do with me. I am guided by infinite love and I am always headed in the best direction. 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

Posted in Just Talkin', Positive Flow

Mr Demby’s Teaching Philosophy

Many people feel like it’s bad to be firm with students. Other teachers tell me, “You can’t yell at kids, it might make them feel bad.” But I yell at them, then talk to them. Sometimes I feel like as adults we have to force kids to do something’s until they are responsible enough to choose for themselves. Just like with brushing you teeth and taking a bath. Our parents have to force us to do it because it’s just the right to do. Then as we get older, they don’t have to tell us because it has become apart of us. Case in point. The first time I made my kids sit quiet and close their eyes and have a meditation moment, they weren’t taking it seriously. So I had to force them to do it and do it right. Now they request the meditation time. So it’s okay to have a “ don’t try me” as you teach. Kids know when you’re trying to help them versus trying to hurt them.

Daily Affirmations: Today is a Marvelous day. I choose to move with joy and ease. Every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. I love myself. 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

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Bullying Prevention Month

The Demby’s Playful Parables Bullying Prevention Suite is Almost Finished!

Starting with the release of Simon Faces Bull Lee the Blowfish https://youtu.be/k7vRs0qIh2o

Step1 = Ignore the Bully https://youtu.be/MbtOXTyU7GM

Step 2 = Go Tell The Teacher https://youtu.be/mVoFk8Y0ywM

Step 3 = Confront the Bully https://youtu.be/Sq20S3P7zzw

Step 4 = Stand Together https://youtu.be/wIGMYjrYO-8

Last Thing! Realize that Bullies need Love ❤️ they are really scared and sad on the inside. https://youtu.be/hVskyaZjpO4

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3581381907

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3544477950

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3547613245

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How To Stop Bullying and Cyberbullying: Simon Faces Bull Lee the Blowfish