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JIM CALDWELL   DELIVERED   LEADERSHIP   SPEECH  AT  MOREHOUSE…  continued  from  page  2     1.  Competence:   In  order  to   be  competent  he   stressed   that  concentration  is  key.   “Commit  to  becoming  an  expert,”  Caldwell  said.   He   noted   that   the   first   players   to   get   cut   in   the   NFL   are   those   players   who   can’t   learn   the   material   fast   enough.     2.  Humility:  He  warned  them  about  being  dazzled  by   false  prophets.   “I  think   we   all   know  a   lot   of  folks   that   have  a   whole   lot  of  style,  but  no  substance,”  Caldwell  said.     3.   Authenticity:   He   told   the   students   to   be   comfortable   in   their   own   shoes   and   spoke   of   how   difficult   it   was   following   Tony   Dungy   as   the   head   coach  in  Indianapolis.   “I  had  to  be  myself,”  Caldwell  said.  “I  couldn’t  be  Tony   Dungy.  There  is  only  one  Tony  Dungy.  He  transcended   our   sport.   .   .   I   had   to   be   very   comfortable   in   my   shoes.”     4.   Motivation:   He   doesn’t   like   players   who   are   motivated   by   money,   because   once   they   get   a   big   contract  their  play  dips.   He  doesn’t  like  the  players  who  are   publicity  hounds   because  they  can  be  dysfunctional   in  pursuit   of  selfish   goals.   “No   one   lasts,   but   the   self-­‐starters,”   Caldwell   said.   “They  are  highly   competitive.  They  are  those  ‘Type  A’   personalities   that  are   driven  by   success.   You  have   to   make  sure  that  you  keep  challenging  them  on  a  daily   basis.”     5.   Passion:   “You’ve   got   to   have   passion   in   what   you   do,”  Caldwell  said.     6.   Service:   He   noted   that   the   coaching   business   in   a   service  industry.   “I  try  to  serve  (my  players)  and  help  them  get  better   at  what  they  do,”  Caldwell  said.     D.  Orlando  Ledbetter,  The  Atlanta  Falcons  beat  blog   Submitted  by  Lynette  Brown   Text  the  word  EMPOWERED  to  22828  and  get   added  to  our  online  mailing  list  and  receive  ministry   updates,  employment  postings  and  much  more…  

WHAT RESEARCH  SAYS  ABOUT  PARENT   INVOLVEMENT  IN  CHILDREN’S  EDUCATION     Where  children  spend  their  time:   School   age   children   spend   70%   of   their   waking   hours   (including  weekends  and  holidays)  outside  of  school.     When  Parents  should  get  involved:   • The  earlier  in  a  child’s  educational  process  parent   involvement   begins,   the   more   powerful   the  effects.   • The   most   effective   forms   of   parent   involvement   are   those,   which   engage   parents   in   working   directly  with  their  children  on  learning  activities  at   home.     Impact:   • 86%   of   the   general   public   believes   that   support   from   parents   is   the   most   important   way   to   improve  the  schools.   • Lack   of   parental   involvement   is   the   biggest   problem  facing  public  schools.   • Decades   of  research  show  that  when  parents   are   involved  students  have:     -­‐ Higher   grades,   test   scores   &   graduation   rates     -­‐ Better  school  attendance     -­‐ Increased  motivation,  better  self-­‐esteem     -­‐ Lower  rates  of  suspension     -­‐ Decreased  use  of  drugs  and  alcohol     -­‐ Fewer  instances  of  violent  behavior     -­‐ Family   participation   in   education   was   twice   as   predictive   of   students’   academic   success   as   family   socioeconomic   status.   Some  of  the  more  intensive  programs  had   effects   that   were   10   times   greater   than   other  factors.   -­‐ The   more   intensely   parents   are   involved,   the   more   beneficial   the   achievement   effects.     MORE  INFORMATION  TO  COME  ABOUT  THIS  SUBJECT  OF   DISCUSSION  WITHIN  OUR  FUTURE  PUBLICATIONS!      

September Newsletter 2011 (Page 5)  


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