The Canada Goal - Art Of Focus - Junior High (Middle) Schools
Junior High Mindfulness School Assembly (3) main purposes:
1. To assist young learners to build, maintain and fuel the desire for daily/lifelong successes. Using neuroscience as a reference to emphasize the importance of daily learning, participants will review the difference between thinking and thinking deeply - (The art of FOCUS). Understanding how to stimulate your mind (neurons) will help students create memories (learning) that lasts. Realizing, To Learn - is - To Live, will assist students to have a premeditated inner desire to want to learn. Teaching learners how to learn is a critical pillar to equip them with 'the tools' to make the most of their day(s). However, it appears that 'the desire' is equally important - if not more of a significant factor at the root of one's ability to learn. Therefore, another main approach within The Canada Goal is to draw closer attention to self-awareness/worth, character development, behaviour and self-discipline. When an individual can see themselves and their efforts as valuable/capable, they're more likely to form/maintain a productive mindset with the desire to succeed throughout the journey of life.
2. To assist young learners to internalize and translate important words/concepts such as; 'focus, mindset, behaviour, vibrations, success, growth, self-discipline, respect, honesty, responsibility, commitment & integrity' into meaningful aspects of everyday life. The human mind/body will learn best when the individual is able to see themselves as valuable with the ability to look into their future with a positive attitude/perspective.
3. To add value toward learning/teaching in a mindful, comfortable and safe learning/working environment. Theoretically, an individual can be most productive if growing (learning) in a surrounding environment that 'feels' safe/comfortable and supportive along with a distinct culture of focus/growth. If the human body/mind feels threatened it is a natural inner reaction for it to prioritize energy toward protecting itself. This is valuable energy that can be utilized training the mind to think (focus) deeply - creating learning (solutions) that last. This learning experience will assist learners to reflect on their behaviour and evaluate how they can positively influence themselves as well as their leaning environment with a mindful state of being. Brief 'moments of mindfulness' are encouraged at the beginning of each day, class and/or significant task.
Learning through listening to an energetic keynote speaker
Learning through watching/visuals - simple slides & short videos
Learning through action/doing role plays & mind/body stimulation activities
The Canada Goal - Junior/Middle Schools - G 5-8 or 9 - Art Of Focus Session Outline;
(C) Key Concept (F) Key Focus; (75 minutes)
(C) The Art Of Focus & How FOCUS helps YOU (F) STOP - THINK - FOCUS
(C) How YOU Learn & Functions of the Mind (F) Mind, Body, Self and FOCUS AWARENESS
(C) Who are YOU? The Science of Vibrations (F) Individual, Thoughts, Actions, words, vibrations, strength
(C) SUCCESS starts with YOU! (F) Positive attitude/vibration, self-discipline/control, mindset, success, growth
(C) How values/virtues interlink (F) Respect, honesty, responsibility, courage, commitment, integrity
(C) What about challenges? (F) Problems/Process & solutions, foundation for growth, influance of vibration
G 5-8 or 9 - Individual Leadership - Growth & Success - Second Session Introduction & Outline
Optional: (Level 2 and 3 Schools)
(C) STAFF - Follow Up & Review (F) The GOAL - Creating/nurturing a school culture
STAFF SESSION - Levels Of Engagement - More Information
Based on the consistant track record of succussful school visits and the feedback from students, teachers, administrators & parents; " You will not be disappointed ! "
Junior - Art Of Focus Session - G 5-9
Near the middle of the session after having established the importance of FOCUS and our ability to control it... The objective now is to create a deeper understanding toward our ability to USE IT and turn it into GROWTH. The effort required for growth can be discouraging for many learners so the goal is to bring forward a sense of respect for the 'value of effort'. In this video you have to wait until the end to get to the point... ; )