Writing for the Soul Workshop™ has verified Stinkin’ Thinkin’ Stinks Curriculum and added it as part of our Kidz Zone program. This isn’t just another STINKIN’ program designed to address a few STINKIN’ curriculum requirements. This is a SA-WEET new approach to guiding our participants through experiences that opens the door of understanding the complex process of discerning their feelings and their thoughts. This curriculum empowers our participants to recognize their actions and reactions, and then learn about the many choices available to them.
The SA-WEET goal of this new, innovative program is to help participants practice choices that will yield happiness and success in their lives and the life of their community. Our participants are given the opportunity to see how making choices can result in kindness, thoughtfulness, generosity, gratitude and a positive learning curve.
Stinkin’ Thinkin’ Stinks began as an online quiz to engage kids and young adults on the power and side effects of their negative thinking. The premise of the quiz was negative thoughts stink, and it is up to them to determine if their negative thinking is making a mess of their lives. It raises their awareness and thus allows for a shift to take place. Picture a classroom filled with participants discovering their worth, respecting the value others offer, and making choices that support their highest good!
There are many reasons why our participants needed this curriculum so badly and you do not have to look very far for your answer. A society of media controlled communication bombards us with negative messages on a daily basis. Just watch a few commercials and you cannot possibly feel good about yourself. From the unrealistic models they use to the products they are selling; the message is the same, you are not good enough as you are. Turn on the news and you will not have to wait more than five minutes to be flooded with negative news that cannot possibly make you feel good about the world. STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS! addresses all of these issues and much more.
Stinkin’ Thinkin’ Stinks was written by noted author Bill King. We stumbled upon Bill’s book when he connected with one of our Program Providers and offered her free copies of his book for her Writing for the Soul Workshop™ participants. Initially, we added the book as a product that our participants could sell and earn money to save for college. However; after just one reading in our classroom, we realized that Stinkin’ Thinkin’ Stinks would be a great tool to add to our curriculum. After just one month of piloting his book as part of our curricula in a classroom at the Boys & Girls Club Musgrave Unit in Springfield, we discovered that Bill had developed techniques that provided immediate assistance to the problems that our participants were faced with. Without a doubt, we wanted to add STINKIN’ THINKIN’ THINKS as required reading for participants 7 –12 years old attending programs.
Writing for the Soul Workshop™ Kidz Zone is supported with an incredibly creative website. On the site, there is a kindness meter that allows participants to track their kind deeds and access several very powerful exercises, along with an eNewsletter called The STINK Tank. There is a subscription side of the site and contains plenty of features to keep them engaged from month to month. With this book and the website -just imagine how incredible families will be when their children learn to focus on the good in the world, what’s good in others and what’s good in themselves! They are given the tools to help them deal with life’s challenges in an affirming,optimistic way.
EVERYONE is assigned to an online classroom. It’s a great and safe way for our participants to stay connected.In our online classrooms we use Storybird. Storybird allows us to create a safe, positive community for creativity. It also allows you to make visual stories in seconds. Storybird curate artwork from illustrators and animators around the world and inspire writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories.
Join our program today! Complete the Contact Form below and a Registration Packet will be emailed to you. You’ll love accessing our program online or in your community where our program is offered. Most of all, you’ll love being a part of our global family.