Month: December 2014

Transformational Resiliency: 2014 in review

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As I look back on the writings that I have placed into this blog, I am proud of these efforts, and I am inspired to blog more on Transformational Resiliency. This year, I plan on proviing both a greater foundation for my work on Transformational Resiliency and the importance of this concept to all of our children, parents, community agencies, and schools. While I know that there are literally thousands of reformers out there, and folks who are simply trying to make a dollar from old concepts wrapped in new packaging, I am actually trying to reach anyone who might be working to create education environments for children that are engaging, supportive, purposeful, and intentional. I am trying to reach anyone who wants to sustain their own efforts to providing these types of engaging environemtns. I am trying to support each person’s personal efforts to transform themself. I am trying to connect, spread words of inspiration, and all the while also trying to spread the importance of each person in our world striving to make a difference, striving to make things better, trying to create and inspire others, I am trying! Peace, Rob @resiliencyguy @DrRobM_fsusd.org

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 28 trips to carry that many people.

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Developing “Grittier” Students for the 21st Century

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Developing “Grittier” Students for the 21st Century.

In my work on resiliency development I have indicated that many of the dynamics that are represented in this post are possible, especially when educators in one location are empoweed to create learning environments that are engaging, supportive, empowering for students, and intentional and purposeful in their design. When educators are allowed to plan, design, and implement a curriculum in such a manner that students are provided an opportunity to create, learn, build, let if fall, create, learn, build, undergo a mind-shift, tear it apart, create, learn, build, etc. positive learning that is meaningful and internal begins to take hold, and may actually serve as a catalyst for new ideas, and learning that is personal and life changing.

More to come in future posts! Peace, Rob @ResiliencyGuy   @DrRobM_FSUSD

Shared World

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The world continues to turn, the trust continues to ebb and flow, and each person in our world continues to be primed to save it, yes, one person at a time. Can we choose to act differently? Can we see another way of being together? Can we work to perceive the similarities in the us, the them, the we, the unity of differences, the sameness of inequity? Are we ever going to be equal? Or, must we learn to live with the inequality, yet strive for equity? The world continues to turn, the trust continues to ebb and flow, and each person in our world continues to be primed to save it, yes one person at a time! Peace! Please, Peace Now! #ALL LIVES MATTER!

Transformational Resiliency

Shared World

This post is dedicated to Matthew M. Martinez, and Rayne Jane Winter-Day, two young adults who are seeking to understand some of the issues surrounding #Ferguson, and the broader implications for our society. Whether you believe in the cause, believe in the protests, believe in the mass media reports, believe in the injustice, or believe justice has been served, I hope to get you to question your understanding of some of your current believes about our “Shared World,” and to realize that you have a part in building shared sustainable solutions. Do I have all of the answers? Absolutely not, yet I hope to bring to you some more questions that hopefully will allow you to consider various perspectives, which I always believe will lead to personal and compelling growth.  It is all about each one of us, our effect on each other, and it is always personal!

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