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Building a Better You

Is there anyone alive that wouldn't like to make themselves better? I had the opportunity to speak to our student body about  Internet Safety. After covering material on cyber bullying, digital footprints, and intellectual property, I decided to share some perspectives on self-improvement through becoming a school and community contributor. The inspiration for this presentation came while I was home from school, sick in bed, and had just watched the Angela Maiers TedTalk, "You Matter". I consider it a must-see for educators.

There are others that contributed to the themes shared in this presentation; Stephen Covey, Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, John Wooden, Boyan Slat, and Kid President. The main points were...
  • Build a personal learning legacy for our school, and the world
  • Adopt a growth mindset so that personal challenges are viewed as opportunities to grow and learn (learners vs. non-learners)
  • Recognize and use personal gifts for the betterment of others
  • Find and share your passions
  • Strive daily to build a better version of you

My message is - if we seek organizational improvement, then this could be accomplished if everyone took it upon themselves to grow a little better each and every day.  What do you think about this?


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