Since Albert Einstein, scientists have discovered that everything in the known universe is essentially just energy vibrating at different frequencies. What this means is the air you breath, the water you drink, the ground you walk, the light you see, and the heat you feel are all different forms of energy.
Positive thoughts have been proven in recent scientific studies to enable the reproductive functions of individual cells by eliminating the need to be in a protective state due to negative thoughts or other outside stressors. When in a growth state, the student’s brain is able to establish new neural-connections easily and efficiently, which makes learning easier and more efficient.
Goals are ultimately what students are trying to accomplish based on a gap between reality and a desired reality. Creating intentions from these goals can be defined as students using higher level thought-processes to visualize ultimate outcomes that the students may desire, in great detail, imagining it is already true in their minds.
- A goal can be as specific as: “to learn how to solve equations and complete homework easily” for a student struggling with mathematics. The process of creating an intention for this example would be to focus the attention on the math skills needed to be learned. By the student imagining that the he/she already has those skills, feeling the accomplishment of success before it has occurred, the student’s brain turns on the brain-cells’ functions that allow for brain-cell growth to occur.
The Imagine If™ program is in the process of being tested in schools and can also benefit students with all learning styles, in all classroom settings, and students with learning differences such as: ADHD, processing, working memory, reading, dyslexia, and Asperger’s.
Common Core Standards
- Students make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
- When constructing viable arguments, students justify their conclusions, communicate them to others, and respond to the arguments of others
Common Core English Language Arts Standard:
- W.7.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources
Corresponding SEL “social awareness” and “relationship management” skills:
- Respect others (e.g., listen carefully and accurately)
- Understand other points of view and perspectives
- Identify social cues (verbal, physical) to determine how others feel
- Predict others’ feelings and reactions
- Manage and express emotions in relationships, respecting diverse viewpoints
Corresponding SEL “self-awareness”, “social awareness”, and “responsible decision-making” skills:
- Label and recognize own and others’ emotions
- Analyze emotions and how they affect others
- Evaluate others’ emotional reactions
- Reflect on how current choices affect future
Corresponding SEL “relationship management” skills:
- Exhibit cooperative learning and working toward group goals
- Communicate effectively
- Cultivate relationships with those who can be resources when help is needed
- Provide help to those who need it
- Demonstrate leadership skills when necessary, being assertive and persuasive
- Prevent interpersonal conflict, but manage and resolve it when it does occur
Georgia Professional Standards/Georgia Standards of Excellence California Common Core State Standards Respect for self: 12.1, 12.2, 12.3; 13.1, 13.2, 13.3; 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 15.4, 15.5, 15.6, 15.7, 15.8, 15.9
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