Find Your “Why”

Our “Why” comes from our passion to meet a goal, our love for something that is dear to us, or a goal that we want to support or help.

It is most important for each of us to know or remember exactly why we choose to do the things that we do. It’s easy to go into something with one intention, conform to the norms of that “thing,” and forget WHY we chose to do it in the first place.

How do we find our “Why?” First, you should think about something that you love.. By love, I mean, something that you really enjoy doing and can see yourself doing for free (think about it). Examples include (cooking, making websites, cars, Think about a need that you want to help meet (homelessness, feeding the needy, education). Lastly, ask yourself and answer for yourself, why doing this is important to you.
Once you’ve found your “Why,” write it down. Always remember it! Assimilating (or melting into the pot) with the norms of your surroundings is a sure way to forget WHY you’re doing what you’re doing. For example, most teachers choose to teach to impact the lives of children, help them become better people, and launch them on a motivated path to greatness.
Teachers, often, conform to the stagnate teaching practices of others or burnout from the lack of effort from students. Teachers, from my experience, sometimes forget their “Why” and lose their motivation to be the greatest teachers that they can be.
To keep your “Why,” you must speak to your cause daily, you must tell other people about your cause, and spread your WHY to everyone that you meet. That way, not only will you not forget it, other people will always remind you of it. As they say, teamwork, makes the dream work.
Always remember your WHY good people. Have a great day!
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Top 5 ways to Take Notes (in real life)!

Taking notes is important, but can be irritating. It’s hard to know where to start and hard to know exactly what to write. We often fall into a trap when your teacher is teaching because it feels like you’ll be able to remember every word that he/she speaks. Not realizing that we forget what’s been said minutes after we leave the environment. The toughest part is wrapping your head around what exactly to take notes on. What’s important? How I can write it quicker? Here are some tips on how to take notes from a guy (me) that had to learn the hard way. It may take a little time to get into a system that fits YOU, but don’t give up on it. Taking Notes will be valuable to you for years to come.
1. Take Notes Seriously. I had to tell myself, “I’m going to take notes today. Good Notes!” I’m going to write it all down.
Now of course I couldn’t write everything down so I ended up doing this.
2. Active Listening – I made it a point to move as close to the teacher as I could, so that I could remove any interruptions from what I was determined to do. I paid attention to the teachers every (important) word. I asked him/her to make things clear, to slow down, or to repeat things that I’d gotten behind on. This is the most important part of note taking.
Then I would
3. Write the most important things. Names of people, Dates, keywords & definitions, etc. I wrote it all down word for word. Teachers will give you leading phrases like, “This will be on the test.” or “This is very important.” That stuff, I wrote verbatim.
Next was this
4. Don’t worry about neatness. Listen, I have a scribbly type of hand-writing as it is, but in my notes I include the following: arrows, boxes, circles, scratch outs, X’s, smiley faces, stars, and more. It was a magnificent piece of art once I got done. LOL
Finally I had to
5. Make sure I could remember the notes later. This took a while to learn. There is nothing worse than taking notes that make sense in class, but once you get home and look at them again, you can’t remember a thing that you’ve written. As I got better at Taking Notes To Remember, the artwork concept developed.
Let this be your start to taking notes that you can remember and get in the practice of taking them often. With more online learning coming, your note taking will become more and more valuable! IN online learning, you can use your notes on tests and quizzes. Especially notes that are written down! Get those notes! You can’t cram everything into your head!
Tell me about your Note Taking experiences on Facebook! Go to Facebook and search – Mr. E! The Motivator!
You can also find the article in The Motivator! Magazine! – http://flip.it/rQcQN

The Teacher Doesn’t Matter?

 

by Mr. E! The Motivator!

What if I told you that your teacher doesn’t matter. What if I told you that it is ALL UP TO YOU to pass a class? How would you do it? What steps would you take to pass that class?

I believe that you would do a few of the following things:

1. Eliminate Excuses – You’ll stop saying what you can’t do and start figuring out how YOU CAN do it

2. You will work, read, and study like never before so that no one can tell you what you DON’T know.

3. You will dare anyone to challenge your knowledge on the subject so that you can prove your worth to those that doubt you.

4. You will learn about the subject in diverse ways so that you can understand all angles of thought about the subject

5. You will, lastly, realize that you can do these things right now and be greater than you’ve ever been before….

So how about it?

Mr. E! The Motivator!

http://www.mrethemotivator.commrethemotivator@gmail.com

Facebook & YouTube – Search – Mr. E! The Motivator!

Instagram & Twitter – @mrethemotivator

Check out The Motivator! Magazine! – http://flip.it/MhLtt

Mr. E! The Motivator! Electronic Press Kit

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About Mr. E! The Motivator!

Jason D. Etheridge, M.Ed.

Mr. E! The Motivator! is a youth educational/motivational speaker that brings excitement to your classrooms as you prepare for standardized tests, empower children to appreciate diversity, and create ways to deal with bullies through his innovative songs, live performances and events. Teachers, principals, counselors, media specialists, paraprofessionals, students, and parents around the nation have grown to love and eagerly await the new versions of his educational software, his live performances and speeches at schools, workshops, and conferences.

Mr. E! The Motivator is originally from East Atlanta, Georgia where he is a product of the DeKalb County School System as a graduate of Ronald E. McNair High School. Mr. E! holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Alabama A&M University where he attended on a band scholarship, served as drum major for the marching band, and is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.  He also has a Master’s degree from Cambridge College in School Counseling.

 

Community Service

Assistant Band Director (McNair High & Tri-Cities High), Soccer Coach (Fayette County), Past-PTA President (E. J. Swint), Clayton Archway Partnership (Parental Involvement)

 

Visited Schools as Mr. E! The Motivator!

Stewart Middle School (Douglas), Lavonia Elementary (Franklin), Franklin County Middle School (Franklin), Peachtree Elementary (Gwinnett), Simonton Elementary (Gwinnett), Norcross Elementary (Gwinnett), Lilburn Elementary (Gwinnett), Ferguson Elementary (Gwinnett), Rebecca Minor Elementary (Gwinnett), Redan Middle (DeKalb), Peachcrest Elementary (DeKalb), E. J. Swint Elementary (Clayton), Pointe South Middle (Clayton), North Clayton Middle (Clayton), Riverdale Middle (Clayton), Woodland Elementary (Henry), Holsenbeck Elementary (Barrow), Kennedy Elementary (Barrow), Palmetto Elementary (Fulton), Peyton Forest Elementary (Atlanta), B. C. Haynie Elementary (Clayton), Shadow Rock Elementary (DeKalb), River’s Edge Elementary (Clayton), Pleasant Grove Elementary (Henry), Imagine Academy of Columbus (Columbus, OH), Stripling Elementary (Gwinnett), McNair Discovery Learning Academy (DeKalb), Coronado Middle School (Kansas City, KS), Wellborn Elementary (Kansas City, KS), Stony Point Elementary (Kansas City, KS), West Middle (Kansas City, KS), Banneker Elementary (Kansas City, KS), Schlagle High (Kansas City, KS), Northwest Middle (Kansas City, KS)

 

If you are looking for a “phenominal” performance that is “second to none,” you will ant to consider Mr. E! The Motivator! He bring Excitement, Energy, Engagement and Education that motivates students, teachers, and parents Equally!

 

Watch Mr. E! The Motivator! in Action!

Here are highlights of a Mr. E! The Motivator! Pep Rally – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5VpA7thHH8&list=UUNS9wdIWkAsPzJofZgmeiSA&index=4&feature=plcp

Here is an example of Mr. E! Speaking to Parents – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arqE6LtjGcI&list=UUNS9wdIWkAsPzJofZgmeiSA&index=5&feature=plcp

Here are testimonials from principals and school representatives about Mr. E! The Motivator’s Performance – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siwgG8Uo92U&list=UUNS9wdIWkAsPzJofZgmeiSA&index=1&feature=plcp

 

Listen to Mr. E! The Motivator’s! Music

Exceeding & I Know It!

http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F39699281&show_artwork=true

Study Hard!

http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F18352626&show_artwork=true

Teach Me How to Study

http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F12407724&show_artwork=true

Contact Mr. E! The Motivator!

If you are interested in booking Mr. E! The Motivator! for your school, church, PTA/PTO meeting, youth group, or conference, you can contact him at mrethemotivator@gmail.com or by completing a booking form using the following link: http://www.mrethemotivator.com/#!contact

For more of the Mr. E! The Motivator experience please visit http://www.mrethemotivator.com or any of the following links:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-E-The-Motivator/142218282509414

Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/MrEtheMotivator

YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/user/MrEtheMotivator?feature=mhee

Soundcloud – http://soundcloud.com/mrethemotivator

WordPress – https://mrethemotivator.wordpress.com/

BlogTalk Radio – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/profile3.aspx?userurl=mrethemotivator

 

Mr. E! The Motivator! Outreach Statistics

http://www.mrethemotivator.com – 23,691 visits (US)

Facebook Fanpage – 559 Likes

Twitter – 293 Followers

YouTube – 139 Subscribers, 129,144 Video Views

Soundcloud – 6,453 Listens

BlogTalk Radio – 2,585 Listens

Mr. E! The Motivator! on tour

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During the month of April, Mr. E! The Motivator! will be traveling to 20 locations around the country to provide his brand of motivation for students. Principals from schools that he visits resound with similar sentiments, “Seeing him live is phenomenal!” As the testing season approaches, schools from around the state of Georgia are clamoring to schedule his performances for their children. These performances, as one parent notes, “…are like nothing I’ve ever seen before.”

Fortunately for the rest of us, Mr. E! The Motivator! can be found around the internet with a strong social following also. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo, SoundCloud, and other sites.

Mr. E! turns popular music into songs that encourage positive thinking, motivation for learning, and fun in the classroom that you don’t often find in some classrooms. The live shows only expand on that with dancing teachers, a concert atmosphere, and students rapping & dancing with Mr. E! makes the visit a memorable & an unforgettable experience.

Contact Mr. E! The Motivator! through his home page http://www.mrethemotivator.com to schedule a visit of your own. You’ll be glad you did.