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“I want teachers to celebrate being part of a noble and vital profession not endure it as another of life’s stresses.” Mike Moore

“Teachers don’t exist to be the dart boards of society. They are an important player on society’s educational team.” Mike Moore

“Any society that thinks nothing of paying its athletes millions to throw a ball, or swing a bat  while reluctant to pay it teachers  a professional wage  is  experiencing a crisis in values.”
Mike Moore

 

If Your Problem, As A Teacher, Involves Not Knowing How To Cope With Difficult/Toxic Parents And Fellow Staff Members And You Want To Solve It NOW Then  Read On…

Coping With Toxic Parents 

A True Story

I recall teaching with a young woman who was going through hell and was forced to take an extended stress leave because of one toxic parent and one unethical fellow staff member.

What was the problem?

Her teaching style was low key.  She was a bit shy and lacked confidence when talking to parents and peers.

Because of this she was perceived as dull, uninteresting, weak and incompetent even though her students seemed to like her. (What we do in the name of concern for students.)

After 6 months on stress leave she returned to teach at another school under a stronger, more understanding and supportive principal. She never had a problem like that again and is now approaching 20 years in the profession.

The sad fact is that I have seen this type of story played out far too often with  more tragic results.

It is one of the reasons I have committed myself to becoming an advocate for teachers to help promote fair treatment, self confidence, assertiveness, joy and a healthy productive relationship between teacher and parent.

COMPLETE LIST OF CONTENTS OF COPING WITH TOXIC PARENTS
by  Mike Moore
  • The characteristics of toxic people
  • Types of human behaviour
  • Why some parents are toxic
  • How to deal with toxic parents
  • How to deal with toxic staff members
  • Becoming assertive
  • How to say NO! and mean it.
  • Assertiveness in action
  • The assertive power of silence
  • How to assert yourself by asking questions
  • The disarming power of appreciation and praise
  • How to handle sarcasm, ridicule and put-down
  • Developing confidence as a professional
  • Asking for what you want
  • Assertive decision making
  • The power of disapproval
  • The assertive look
  • The power of an assertive tone
  • How to meet resistance head on
  • Disarming the verbal bully
  • Coping with the difficult principal
  • Coping with difficult staff members
  • Relax for even greater assertive power
  • Motivate yourself to be assertive
  • How to bring about the change you want/need

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You’ve Got To Laugh Is Always A Popular Item With Teachers
48 Cartoons For Teachers

( Permission To Copy Is Granted With Every Purchase)

 

Cartoon Samples

Great For Memos, Newsletters, Websites, And Staffroom Fridge Doors
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Need A Funny, Teacher Affirming Speaker for Your Next Teacher Event???

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“Mike has a very engaging style.  He has a way of telling stories that makes people want to listen.  You’ll hear how he really captivates his audience when he tells a story. This is something every speaker/teacher should want to master.”
Bryan Caplovitz of Speaker Match

When You Hire Mike You Get High Energy, Clean Humour That Doesn’t Offend And Motivating Stories That Inform And Entertain.

Mike Moore: Have Mouth…Will Travel

 

Mike Moore B.A M.Ed ( A Speaker Teachers Enjoy And Won’t Soon Forget)

Professional Keynote Speaker Recipient of  his county’s DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD.

  • Mike
    The time I spent in that packed room with you brings a smile to my face every time I think of it and I am not alone in my opinion. Many of my staff mates were there too and you were the talk of our staffroom Monday morning!!(all great of course, especially the serenade at the end, perhaps you have a chance at a singing career.
    Thank you again for a truly entertaining session.
    As long we all continue to work in stressful job situations, you will always be needed and most appreciated!
    All the best!!
    Thank you again.

     JANET L, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA

  • Good morning Mike,
    I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend one of your sessions on stress during our teacher PD day on the Fredericton campus. What a joy it was to have someone tell me that I am not crazy ( at least not yet) and that the amount of stress that teachers are faced with is a very real problem. I have been teaching for 22 years and there have been days where I just didn’t know what end was up.
    You gave me the push I desperately needed to wade through the rest of this year and I cannot thank you enough for your encouragement and kind words you gave to this profession that has become so challenging in recent times.
    I sincerely hope that I am fortunate enough to hear you speak again and that you continue to entertain and support us as we strive to educate these little darlings.
    Good health and great success to you.

     JANET LINCOLN

How to Hire Mike

 

ATTENTION TEACHERS!!!
Five F WORDS Every Teacher Wants
to Be Called… Fun, Fair, Firm, Friendly and Fantastic

 

All Stressed Up and Nowhere to Blow???

NEW FROM  SPEAKER/ EDUCATOR MIKE MOORE

Ease Up
 Managing Teacher Stress
(A manual every teacher MUST have)


Are toxic parents and fellow educators driving you bonkers?

Has your Get Up And Go Got Up and Gone?

Have you lost your Pizzazz?

Are you not enjoying the teaching profession the way you used to?



” Most of our teacher stress comes from the fact that people don’t play the game of life according to our rulebook”
Mike Moore

 

Order it now as a downloadable file

 

”  It might be sad but it’s true…Teachers are highly stressed, unappreciated and underpaid!
Let me help you with the first two




A simple and fun way to 
manage teacher stress and avoid burnout

How to confront parents and fellow professionals who are health hazards
and
Promote greater enjoyment of our profession


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Ease Up: Managing Teacher Stress

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Mike Moore:  Managing teacher stress one laugh at a time

 

Random Act of Kindness

By Parenting Teenagers, Self Help, storytelling, Teacher Resources

A Random Act of Kindness

A second year university student had reluctantly taken a part time job selling door to door to make ends meet. He didn’t like the job but the pay was good and he certainly needed the money.

One afternoon while selling in a nice middle class neighborhood he decided to forget his pride and ask the person in the next house if they could spare a bite to eat.
When the door opened he quickly decided against it and just asked for a glass of water.
The woman of the house smiled and disappeared into the kitchen returning within seconds with a plate of freshly made chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk.
When the young man asked what he owed her for the wonderful snack she said, ” We don’t charge for kindness in this house.”

Years later this same woman became very ill and had to be taken to the hospital for treatment. When the specialist entered the Emergency room to examine her he recognized her immediately. She was the milk and cookies lady from his days as a salesman.

The treatment he prescribed was effective and within a couple of days she was ready to return home. Her only worry now was how she was going to pay the hospital bill .
Before leaving she went to the Billing office to find out the damage and discuss payment options. When she got there she was handed a note and told that the bill had been paid in full with a glass of milk and a plate of cookies.

When she opened the note it read, ” I don’t charge for kindness.” It was signed A Hungry College Student from your past.

Stories inform, entertain, make us laugh, make us cry and reinforce our values. We all love stories and can’t get enough of them.

To Order the full collection of Tell Me A Story(30 Life Lesson Stories) ORDER HERE

 

 

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Taming the Toxic Bullies in Your Life

By Bullying, dealing with difficultpeople, Motivation, Self Confidence, Self Improvement, Teacher Items, Teacher Resources

ORDER HERE…Only $10.00 Canadian funds 

 

” You don’t exist to be a doormat for every Tom, Dick and Harriet  out there.”
 

Three Reasons People Verbally Bully Others…
1.  We let them get away with it.
2. It works for them.
3. They like to make themselves look good by making someone else look bad.



”  We MUST Stop  Bullies in Their Tracks”

 

Why You Must Learn the Art of Verbal Self Defence

VERBAL BULLIES…
* rob us of our dignity 
* destroy our self confidence 
* increase our stress levels
* destroy our morale. 
* erode our self esteem
* foster negativity
* decrease productivity
* make life hellish 

* ARE ABUSIVE

This is just a tiny taste of what awaits you in
” The Art of Verbal Self Defence ”
( Dealing with Difficult People)

 

ORDER HERE…Only 10.00 Canadian funds 

Testimonial

Hi Mike,

My boss was verbally abusive and loved to belittle people publicly, often moving around the room in a somewhat threatening manner. I believe
he was insecure and it was his way of trying to stop people challenging hisideas. He is the most toxic person I have met in a very long time.

I did your selective  silence strategy when he was berating me one on
one. This drove him crazy and he dismissed me from the room. 

The fact that I did not argue or get upset was very disconcerting

for him. I think he literally did not know what to do.

Thank you.Belinda L. Australia

Ten Ways to Become a Captivating Storyteller

By Inspiration, Public Speaking, Self Improvement, Teacher Resources

Ten Ways to Become a Captivating Storyteller By Mike Moore

People love to be told stories but are easily turned off when they are told poorly. Here are ten effective tips to make sure your stories are told well and captivate your listeners.

1. Be on the lookout for stories throughout your day. Stories are everywhere so carry a notepad with you and jot the storyline down in point form. Flesh it out later.

2. Know the story you are going to tell.

3. Keep it short, crisp and flowing.

4. Don’t be afraid to make it your own.

5. Tell the story don’t read it. Anyone can read a story not everyone can tell a story well.

6. Use your voice for dramatic effect.

7. Never let a story drag on and on.

8. Don’t get bogged down with detail.

9. Insert stories into general conversation whenever you get the chance. I heard the other day… I read in the paper recently about… I saw a man/woman in the coffee shop and….
These are just a few of the many ways to insert your story into conversation.

10. Never explain your story to your listeners. Let the story speak for itself.

For more on the  Art of Magnetic Storytelling plus a bonus copy of Tell Me a Story ( 30 short life lesson stories)

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FREE copy with every purchase of Magnetic Storytelling

Testimonial

Mike: I cannot say enough good things about your ” Magnetic Storytelling” audio.  Last week I implemented some of your suggestions in a three part series I gave.  Had people laughing and crying.  Yesterday, had the same thing happen.  What is most amazing was your advice about not pointing out what you want the audience to learn from your stories.  Both weekends, I have had people come up and tell me what they got out of my talk – they were getting things out that I hadn’t put in!
Thanks again – you’ve given me an extremely valuable tool that I hadn’t realized I was missing.  It has radically transformed my effectiveness!
God bless, Bob Fogarty

 

Coping with Toxic Parents

By Anxiety, staff morale, Teacher Items, Teacher Resources, Uncategorized

motivational keynote speaker

Coping with Toxic Parents

If Your Problem, As A Teacher, Involves Not Knowing How To Cope With Difficult/Toxic Parents And Fellow Staff Members And You Want To Solve It NOW Then  Read On…

A True Story

I recall teaching with a young woman who was going through hell and was forced to take an extended stress leave because of one toxic parent and one unethical fellow staff member.

What was the problem?

Her teaching style was low key.  She was a bit shy and lacked confidence when talking to parents and peers.

Because of this she was perceived as dull, uninteresting, weak and incompetent even though her students seemed to like her. (What we do in the name of concern for students.)

After 6 months on stress leave she returned to teach at another school under a stronger, more understanding and supportive principal. She never had a problem like that again and is now approaching 20 years in the profession.

The sad fact is that I have seen this type of story played out far too often with  more tragic results.

It is one of the reasons I have committed myself to becoming an advocate for teachers to help promote fair treatment, self confidence, assertiveness, joy and a healthy productive relationship between teacher and parent.

COMPLETE LIST OF CONTENTS OF COPING WITH TOXIC PARENTS
by  Mike Moore
The characteristics of toxic people
Types of human behaviour
Why some parents are toxic
How to deal with toxic parents
How to deal with toxic staff members
Becoming assertive
How to say NO! and mean it.
Assertiveness in action
The assertive power of silence
How to assert yourself by asking questions
The disarming power of appreciation and praise
How to handle sarcasm, ridicule and put-down
Developing confidence as a professional
Asking for what you want
Assertive decision making
The power of disapproval
The assertive look
The power of an assertive tone
How to meet resistance head on
Disarming the verbal bully
Coping with the difficult principal
Coping with difficult staff members
Relax for even greater assertive power
Motivate yourself to be assertive
How to bring about the change you want/need

 

  To Order Coping With Toxic Parents 

( A Great Resource for Teachers)
Click Here

Cartoons For and About Teachers

By Cartoons, Humour, laughter therapy, staff morale, Teacher Items, Teacher Resources

Click Here to download your  FREE sample copy of Cartoons for Teachers. ( No email required)

Welcome to Mike’s Teacher Page

“I want teachers to celebrate being part of a noble and vital profession not endure it as another of life’s stresses.” Mike Moore”I want teachers to celebrate being part of a noble and vital profession not endure it as another of life’s stresses.” Mike Moore

“Teachers don’t exist to be the dart boards of society. They are an important player on society’s educational team.” Mike Moore

“Any society that thinks nothing of paying its athletes millions to throw a ball, or swing a bat while reluctant to pay it teachers a professional wage is experiencing a crisis in values.”
Mike Moore

“Teachers don’t exist to be the dart boards of society. They are an important player on society’s educational team.” Mike Moore

“Any society that thinks nothing of paying its athletes millions to throw a ball, or swing a bat while reluctant to pay it teachers a professional wage is experiencing a crisis in values.”
Mike Moore

Check out my e-book ” How to Cope with Toxic Parents)

Click Here

 

 

Laughter Cuts Teacher Stress in Half

Purchase your own copy of You’ve Got to Laugh ( Cartoons for and about teachers)

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