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Standing up to Peer Pressure: A MAC for Developing Young Leaders

In this Master Adventures Club, kids learn critical life skills for powerful self-esteem to stand up to bullies and stop peer pressure in its tracks. The topics for each club meeting are independently connected and repeat every ten weeks.
Gina Riegert, M.Ed.
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Runs week after week
90 minutes per class
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
I am a retired educator, with a life-long love for learning how the mind works. I have been following brain research, neurology and psychology, since high school in the eighties! I was the kid reading Science News Magazine for pleasure back in middle school. I started @GinasJumpStartLearning to teach kids how the brain works along with actions they can take to get their brains working for them and not against them.

  High School Science Teacher, Lee’s Summit West High School, LSR7, Lee’s Summit, MO	2017 - 2022
  High School Science Teacher, Olathe Northwest High School, OPS-USD233, Olathe, KS	2012 - 2017
  High School Science Teacher, South Mountain High School, PUHSD, Phoenix, AZ	2008 - 2012
  Middle School Science Teacher, Northwood Junior High School, NSSD 112, Highland Park, IL	1997 - 2008

  Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL	Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision  May 2003
  Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL Masters of Arts in Teacher Leadership	 January 2001
  Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL Teacher certification program; secondary (6-12) science teaching certificate May 1997
  Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Microbiology, minor in Chemistry; April 1993

Certifications and Endorsements
  Illinois: 6-12 secondary general science and biology, middle school endorsement, co-teach sped science	
  Arizona: 6-12 biology and chemistry, ESL endorsement
  Kansas: 6-12 biology and chemistry
  Missouri: 6-12 physics, chemistry, and biology
This is a club, so there is no "homework". However, I do send home a WISDOM sheet with ideas for parents to keep the learning going so these skill turn into life-long habits.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Basic arts and craft supplies will be needed for most sessions. A specific supply list for each week is posted on the course page you see after registering.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
1) The term "belief system" is a key term used in Adventures in Wisdom, it refers to what a person believes to be true about themselves at a subconscious level. Adventures in Wisdom™ is a secular program and does not promote any religious or political beliefs.

2) The main character in the stories is Wyatt the Wise Wizard. Wyatt is a friendly character who serves as a mentor to the characters in the stories. It is through the coaching stories and with the support of a certified WISDOM Coach™, that children learn how to apply these skills to their own lives.
Although Wyatt is a wizard, he is not teaching “wizardry”. He is teaching children how to:
• handle the ups and downs of growing up without giving up on themselves or getting
down on themselves – building positive self-esteem and strong self-confidence.
• develop a strong inner compass so they have strong core values (integrity, self-responsibility, respect, self-respect, and self-leadership).
• make good decisions and stand up to peer pressure.
• develop a vision for their lives, achieve their goals, and live in gratitude.
• handle disappointments, manage mistakes, overcome fear, and manage change
As a Certified WISDOM Coach™, I am licensed to use Renaye Thornborrow's Adventures in Wisdom Life Coaching Program for Kids™ Stories and Curriculum.  
Additional Information on Adventures in Wisdom (AIW) and the brain science behind the stories:
• AIW website -  
• AIW Testimonials
• AIW Guide to Life Coaching for Kids -
• The Science of Mindset, Dr. Carol Dweck,Ph.D. -,that%20leads%20to%20higher%20achievement.
• "The Neuroscience of Growth Mindset and Intrinsic Motivation" by Betsy Ng published in Brain Science, 2018 -
• Dr. Dan Siegel's Hand Model of the Brain -
• Shizad Chamine, Mental Fitness -


Gina Riegert, M.Ed.
Lives in the United States
Specializing in Mental Fitness for Kids and Teens
1 total review
1 completed class

About Me

Hello and Welcome! I'm Gina from Gina's Jump Start Learning for Life. I teach live classes focused on Mental Fitness and Mindset. I am a Certified WISDOM Coach® through the Adventures in Wisdom program created by Renaye Thornborrow and mental... 
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