Our Connection to Student Engagement

Have You Ever Felt…

Misunderstood

Undervalued

Alone

Scared

What Caused You to Experience These Feelings?

Lack of Effective Communication

Lack of Empathetic Connection

Lack of Essential Confidence

Have You Ever Believed…

That Your Opinions Didn’t Matter

That Nobody Cared About What You Were Going Through

That Negative Experiences Mainly Happened To You

The Fact: Many Students Face These Fears on a Daily Basis. Students Often Feel…

Unheard

Unnoticed

Unimportant

Undermined

Various Ways to Which Some Students Resort to Combat these Feelings Include…

Caving into Peer Pressure

Creating Ways to Get Noticed

Considering Engaging in Nonproductive Acts

Contemplating Terminating Their Lives

Students Need…

To Know That Their Opinions Matter

To Share Their Experiences and Know That They Are Not Alone

To Feel Valued and Appreciated

To Have a Support Team Who Genuinely Cares About Their Well-Being

To Be Treated with Respect and Appreciation as Contributing Members of Society

A Reform Is Needed

Effective Communication Needs to be Enhanced – Parents and schools need to stop believing that the needs of the students are being met by the other party.

Students Need to Know That They Are Heard and That Their Experiences Matter.

Students Should be Encouraged to Talk About Their Fears and Struggles.

It Is Vital That Students Realize That They Are Not Alone.

How Do We Let Students Know That They Are Valued?

By Inviting Students to Participate in Productive Guided Discussions That Emphasize More Than Book Knowledge and That Focus on the Struggles That Most Students Are Battling Day-to-Day

By Encouraging Students to Share Their Experiences Regarding a Variety of Topics Through Constructive Conversation and Correlated Activities

By Helping Students to Realize That They are Equipped With Strengths and Unique Attributes Which Are Needed in Society

By Providing Students Opportunities to Participate in Engaging Projects Where Unity and Progress towards Goals That Will Cultivate Positive Growth in Society Are Promoted

How Can the Arts Help to Accomplish These Objectives? The Arts Are…

Relatable


Many students turn to the arts as they are able to relate to such creative elements as the lyrics and instrumentation of music.

Expressionate


Creative arts are therapeutic outlets through which students are able to share their unique attributes.

Unifying


The arts are vital resources in promoting connection and communication.

Informative


The arts encourage students to observe the world around them through various themes and perspectives.

Strengthening


The arts help to strengthen students as they learn more about themselves.

Cultivating


Through music, students often find the drive to dream, create goals, and press forth towards their ambitions.

Why Now?

The Number of School Shootings, Incidents of Bullying, and Suicidal Tendencies Have Increased.

Many Cases of Bullying, Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts Are Unreported.

Students Need to be Encouraged to Share Their Feelings and Experiences So That They Can Feel Confident.

The Future Starts Now. Every Individual is Valuable in Contributing to the Type of Society in which Remarkable Progress can be Achieved.

Why Student Engagement?

Students Have the Tendency to Learn Most Effectively When They Learn From One Another.

Students Who Share Their Experiences With Each Other Have a Heightened Tendency to Establish Connections and Develop a Sense of Unity.

Students Who Learn To Value, Respect, and Appreciate Themselves, as well as Others, Have More of a Likelihood to Become Constructive Members, Recognizing the Need For Change in Society, Taking a Stance for Progress, Creating Goals, and Striving to Achieve Ambitions.

The Vitality of Student Engagement – Questions Addressed

Who?

Effective learning takes place when students communicate, collaborate, and create with one another through guided discussions.

What?

Students should be encouraged to discuss issues that they face on a daily basis, as well as issues on the forefront of news.

Where?

The discussion of issues with which students struggle should be encouraged in schools and other places where students can engage in open communication amongst their peers in accordance with guided leadership from instructors.

When?

These discussions should be encouraged at least 3-5 times per week in order to form healthy habits and enhance positive growth.

Why?

The discussion of pressing issues can be highly informative and therapeutic. Students should be encouraged to share their experiences and express themselves as it lets them know that they are valued and what they say is important. Moreover, when students are encouraged to take a proactive stance in making a positive difference, they learn to become constructive members of society. Constructive participation in society can form long-lasting positive habits that can lead to growth in society.

How?

Students should be encouraged to express themselves, not only through guided discussions, but also creatively through effective positive means of art.

Who Can Benefit from Student Engagement?

Students


Students will likely notice a difference within themselves as they begin to recognize that their contributions to society are not only important but also necessary in helping to effectuate positive change.

Teachers


As students begin to view themselves with renewed perspective, they will likely begin to realize that each of their actions matter and this improved perception will tend to reflect through their focus on studies and motivation in achieving goals.

Parents / Guardians


Students who value, appreciate, respect, and love themselves often have a demeanor which shines forth light and positivity to all within their lives, including parents and guardians.

Communities


When students begin to understand that their words and actions are valued, the likelihood that they will begin to contribute positively to their communities is heightened.

The World


Students have the ability to make this world a more productive and positive environment in which creativity is nourished and beneficial change thrives.

What Role Does Inspire 4 A Lifetime Play? Through This Site…

Information


We address a variety of topics which confront many students on a daily basis.

Notice


We encourage students to notice the needs both intrinsically and extrinsically.

Strength


We motivate students to strengthen one another through experiences that they as well as other leaders share.

Passion


We inspire students to discover the song within themselves, their ambitions, and the power and passion of music.

Interest


We encourage students to embrace their unique attributes and provide opportunities for students to express themselves creatively.

Resources


We implement a variety of ways for students to learn from one another.

Encouragement


We encourage students to recognize their value and take a proactive stance in creating positive impacts locally and globally.

Inspire 4 A Lifetime Aims to Positively Contribute to the Total Well-Being of Each Student.

Physical


Through an emphasis on such topics as nutrition and fitness, students are encouraged to motivate one another to be physically healthy.

Mental


Through discussion of the importance of mental health, students are encouraged to share their personal experiences and support one another along their journeys.

Emotional


Through instruction on the importance of healthy personal relationships and by providing students with the opportunities to cultivate positive connections, students are invited to participate in such actions as group chats and such activities as monthly projects in order to stand united and encourage one another as beneficial change in their personal lives, their communities, and the world is promoted.

Soulful


Through the content and discussions on this site, students are encouraged to discover more about themselves, recognize the songs within themselves, and strive towards establishing and accomplishing ambitions that will bring about positive change.

Opportunities for Students through Inspire 4 A Lifetime Include, but Are Not Limited to,…

Engaging and Rewarding Activities

Positive Environment Which Emphasizes Positive and Constructive Communication

Suggested Opportunities for Participation, such as Monthly Projects

Peer and Artist-Lead Discussions through Forums and Group Chats

Live Chats with Artists and Other Students in Various Locales

Journal Posts Which Encourage Students to Share How They are Doing (Coming Soon)

Resources for Teachers Include, but Are Not Limited to,…

Engaging Articles

Lesson Plans Which are Available to Be Printed and Implemented as Part of a Curriculum

Assessments Which are Available to be Printed

Incentive Program Encouraging Student Participation

Informational Online Teacher Seminars

Inspire 4 A Lifetime, LLC is excited to present these opportunities for student engagement. To learn more, please contact us at contact@inspire4alifetime.com.