Spreading Good News (Post 653 – EXCERPTS FROM MY BOOKS: THE VISION: Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our good, short books and our online store.

CLICK THE “FOLLOW” BUTTON ABOVE TO RECEIVE AN E-MAIL ALERT FOR EACH NEW, DAILY POST!!

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CONSTANT QUOTE

 

 

IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.  ~ Joyce Fields

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YOUR LIFE IS YOUR OWN PERSONAL NOVEL.  KEEP WRITING AND EDITING.

~ Joyce Fields

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ANNOUNCING MY NEWEST NEW BOOK!!  My Simple Quotes to Live By.  Many have asked me to put together a book of my quotes that I post here on my blog and on social media.  This book contains 169 of them on 90 pages.  

It’s available through http://www.GoodShortBooks.com

My “Constant Quote” (above) was chosen to appear in the 2013 Women’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar that is available at http://www.womansadvantage.biz/prod_cat.php 

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ANNOUNCING MY NEW BOOK!!  Dear Bully:  A Collection of Poems about Bullying.  I’m reading six poems from the book at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3sdKM-yl2M.

I love to read your comments!!

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TODAY’S BLOG

It’s Wednesday!!  Time for “Excerpts From My Books.”

I have written seven non-fiction books and one children’s fiction book.  I’ve just released my eighth one.  My mission statement is:  “I write books that inspire people on their journey to make the world a better place.”  You can read the preview and reviews for all my books athttp://www.GoodShortBooks.com.

Every Wednesday, I will share an excerpt from one of my books.  I hope you will enjoy it.  Writers really appreciate comments from their readers, so please leave a comment on my blog!  Thank you!

THE VISION:  Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place
by Joyce Fields

Too many of today’s K-12 students go to school because they “have to.”  They have little or no enthusiasm about their education.  We adults must do something to change that.  We must get them involved AND excited about education and what it can and will do for them.

I wrote this book to take kids on a journey into the past, during the days of slavery, to explain how important education truly is.  It’s for children of all ethnicities—black, white, Native American, Latin, and Asian.

It contains a “Personal School Contract” and a “Personal Home Contract”—mechanisms by which students can save face and start over, on their terms.

It also contains a “Five-Week Performance Tracker” for students to monitor their own progress.

Now, more than ever, we must get American kids to focus and concentrate on doing their best in school and getting a good education.  They’re competing with kids all over the world.  This book can help!

THE VISION:  Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place

Shortly before class begins on the first day of school, the fifth-grade students are noisily walking into their new classroom.

The bell rings, and the noise decreases.

The teacher, Mrs. Shannon, stands at the front of the room.

“Good morning, class.  My name is Mrs. Shannon.  I want to share a very sad fact with you:  American students are falling way behind other students of the world.  We have to change that.  American students are not falling behind because they are not as smart—they certainly are.  All of you can achieve excellent grades.  I know that, but you have to know it.   So, I have a special treat for you.  We’re going to watch a play.  We have two seventh graders—Anthony and Jessica— who will play the part of two slave children—George and Rosie—in the South in 1855.

Pay close attention to their conversation.  You’ll notice that they will be speaking the way that slaves spoke in those days.  They did not know anything about correct grammar or how to pronounce some words, so listen closely.  When it’s over, I want you to share your thoughts with me and the class.  Your thoughts are very important.”

Mrs. Shannon sits down near the front of the classroom and calls to the seventh graders, who are waiting just outside the classroom door, “Come on in, Anthony and Jessica.”

Anthony and Jessica enter the room and sit down on the floor at the front of the class.  Anthony addresses the class, “Okay, class, pretend that Jessica and I—as Rosie and George—are on a plantation, sitting in a barn late at night.”

Jessica starts the play in her role as Rosie.

THE VISION:  Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place is available at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.

CLICK THE “FOLLOW” BUTTON ABOVE TO RECEIVE AN E-MAIL ALERT FOR EACH NEW, DAILY POST!!

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NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed and/or learned from this blog, please leave a comment and send the link to others.  Thanks!!

If you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334.

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~ Joyce Fields

 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FROM JOYCE FIELDS

Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

BE INSPIRED!  You can read about and order their books AND order merchandise from their online store at this link (or click the “BE INSPIRED!” button above):

https://lineofserenity.wordpress.com/get-more-inspiration/

Thanks for your interest AND support!!

Contact Joyce at goodshortbooks@yahoo.com.

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SOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

http://www.davidkanigan.com/  Lead.Learn.Live.  David Kanigan:  Inspiration, Ideas & Information.

http://callingoftheheart.wordpress.com  Spirituality, Psychology, and Political.

http://www.petedenton.wordpress.com  Writer of short stories, Flash fiction, and some scripts.

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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6 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 653 – EXCERPTS FROM MY BOOKS: THE VISION: Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place)

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