Unleashing Potential: ACT III of your Perfect School Year – Ep. 014

Are you ready for a breakthrough? At the end of the year, it’s more likely we are going to be having a breakdown! In this episode, learn how to unleash your students’ full potential in the final part of your school year so they are inspired to leave a permanent mark on history! (You can catch up on ACT I: Discovering Potential & ACT II: Unlocking Potential)

In ACT III, breakthroughs are in no short supply! In fact, the entire unit is focused all around breakthroughs in art and science! Using these two media, students will unleash their potential on the world and create their own inventions and imaginings to last through the generations. In the final Act, we take the lessons from ACT I and II to a whole new level. Even bigger than changing the world, artists and scientists can change history!

Shakespeare, Beethoven, Michelangelo! Einstein, Galileo, Newton! These are names that ring out throughout history! Teach your students to be the future artists and scientists that leave a permanent mark on the world.  Great works of art, ground-breaking inventions, symbolic architecture — they all outlast their times.  Show kids that they can bring their wildest dreams and imaginings to life!

When you create something incredible, people will tell your story for generations.  Unleashing potential means that when the story of your classroom ends, the story that the world will one day tell – that one is just beginning.

Let’s get your story started right now.

Creativity is bringing imagination to life. So in Act III, you create. Create your own collages, mosaics, murals, sculptures, and portraits. Create your own t-shirt designs and then bring them to life. And more than anything else, create your own stories with each student putting creating their own characters with their own conflicts who spread their own message that can reach the entire world.

That’s the power you have!

To give your students a way to unleash their ideas on the world! Help them share their stories! Help them express what they think is important! By creating an art portfolio of all different types of expression – as well as teaching performance art (acting, dancing, singing, & musical instruments) and making music videos, students saw their chance to spread their message and share their passions with the world! It was all within their grasp and it never has to leave!

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Now with all that creativity and changing history, you make think we are finished…

Nope!

We still have to explore the reaches of the galaxy, discover the latest cure to save humanity, and invent the newest gadget to revolutionize the world.

The next life-changing breakthrough is right around the corner.

If you’re ready to have your own breakthrough, listen to the full episode here!

Thanks so much for joining us this week! Did you think of some important skills I missed? Would you mind sharing in the comments so all the great teachers can use it too!? Thank you!

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Show Notes (w/times):

  • 04:51 – Introduction – Art & Science to Unleash Potential
  • 06:58 – Mindset Shift
  • 09:45 – Strategies
  • 24:36 – Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • 28:22 – Actionable Next Steps
  • 28:46 – Review the Entire Story of your Year – Act I, II, III


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