||Bring the LIVE
to your school
Scott Endres is an
who has worked
with teachers from
coast to coast. You
can bring his
on education to your
school. Through his
seminars, half day
and full day
workshops on how
and why we need to
bring laughter back
into education, you
will recapture the
reason you became
None of us got into
the education to be
so contact Scott
and find out how to
turn your attitude
You are guaranteed
to think a little,
cry a little and
laugh a lot!
||Why We Must Laugh
Each of us have a story that if told, would move us to tears.
Some people will say it because of those stories that we don't have the ability to laugh.
But in reality it is because of those stories that We Must Laugh.
We can't stop laughing because of our tragedies and stories that we all have.
Instead we must laugh because of them. Laughter is what will help get us through those stories.
It is a part of who we are and we if we lose it, we have lost part of ourselves.
Jim Valvano was coach of the North Carolina State Wolfpack when they won the 1983 NCAA basketball
tournament. However, what he may be known most for is a speech he gave a few months before he died
from cancer. At a national award show, he gave a speech which is commonly known as the Never Give Up
speech. While that speech has became the theme for cancer fundraising and research over the years,
there is one section that we need to remember in our search for laughter.
To me there are three things everyone should do everyday
Number one is to laugh
Number two is to spend some time in thought
Number three you should have your emotions move you to tears
If you laugh, think and cry, then that;s been one heck of a day
From experience as a teacher for the last twenty years, I know we do a lot of thinking.
Whether it is thinking about our plans for the coming week or thinking about why we got into teaching.
I also know we cry a lot, too. Maybe not visible tears, but there are more ways to cry than with tears.
We need to finish complete the challenge of the quote and start laughing.
Join me by bringing laughter back into our lives!
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Matula Elementary, MD
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Sharon Hedrick, MD
"Scott's book is a great balance between research and practical
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Don Baird, CA
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It helps me stay positive and reminds me not to be afraid to
"This was the most valuable thing I've done."
Karen Coultas, KY
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Michelle Cooney, MD
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We don't have to be so serious."
"My favorite part was “throwing my troubles away.” I would
recommend this workshop because we all need to be reminded to
keep teaching fun and to smile at people every day."
S. Grund, MD
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"I am able to keep my sense of humor around campus, and not be
so serious. You gave me permission to be myself."
Principal, TX NAESP
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D. Davis, IN
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Julie Verras, MD
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R. Nichols, IN
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Teacher, Hart Co. KY
"The most effective part of this session was the variety.
It is useful in ALL subjects."
Teacher, Hart Co. KY
It's refreshing to have a presenter with a realistic understanding of
effective teaching. Very original! I loved it!
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