Presentations for Those Who Work Directly
with Young People & Families
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THE MAGIC OF MIGHTY MINDS: How to Teach Responsibility, Problem-Solving, & Other Great Skills to Young People
Long after young people forget massive amounts of the “stuff” they memorize in school, the most important part of their education will be whether they’ve learned how to think. Only by working on the process of good thinking will we really produce generations of successful life-long learners. As just one example, many adults say “Good question!” to youth without ever teaching why it’s a good question or how people can develop and practice the skill of asking good questions, which is the very essence of being “smart.” The session demonstrates how to teach kids what the good questions are.
It provides strong, effective skills to build and reinforce essential mental life skills in young people: the three-step “Doing the D.O.T.” method for solving problems, the secret to muscular brains, decision-making, reasoning, creativity, self-confidence, persuasive communication, and more. You’ll learn exactly what to do and say to build independent, responsible, and capable young people.