Welcome to a special Spring Break episode of Moving at the Speed of Creativity, for March 16, 2021! This podcast episode features an interview with Claude Larson, the author of “The Power of Choice: A Teen’s Guide to Finding Personal Success.” The audience for this book is not only teenagers, but also the teachers of teenagers looking for powerful ways to build classroom community and relationships with students to foster learning about character development and life skills which extend beyond the formal academic curriculum. In the description of the book on Amazon, Claude writes to prospective teen readers, “This book was created to help you slow down, sort through the madness and figure out what you actually want in your life. It’s a guidebook and simultaneously, a gold mine of your thoughts, dreams, goals and life direction. The stories and exercises within these pages were designed to help you build habits that support you in reaching your goals. Some of the topics you will examine include what motivates you and why, how to build excellence into your daily routine and how to improve your relationships with those around you. You will also explore problem solving strategies and understanding decision-making options for creating your best outcome. Other subjects include how to deal with criticism, the importance of gratitude and how to change difficult situations into beneficial ones. Everything in these pages allow you to not only see things from your own viewpoint but, to broaden your perspective and see so many more possibilities.” I had a chance to interview Claude about her book, the backstory of why she decided to write it, and how it can be used by teachers as well as teens to “find personal success.” Refer to the podcast shownotes for links to the book, it’s companion journal, and other ways you can connect with Claude Larson and continue learning with her. Find more ways to learn with Dr. Wesley Fryer on www.wesfryer.com/after.

Shownotes

  1. Subscribe to Moving at the Speed of Creativity Podcasts
  2. Claude Larson’s website: claudeblarsonllc.com
  3. On Amazon: “The Power of Choice: A Teen’s Guide to Finding Personal Success” by Claude B. Larson
  4. On Amazon: The Power of Choice: Companion Journal” by Claude B. Larson
  5. On Amazon: “The Power of Choice: A Teen’s Guide to Finding Personal Success Teacher’s Edition” by Claude B. Larson
  6. Claude Larson on Instagram: @thepowerofchoiceforsuccess
  7. Claude’s Art Blog: “Random Acts of Piece”
  8. Wes Fryer on Twitter (@wfryer)
  9. Wes’ professional blog: speedofcreativity.org
  10. Wes’ Media Literacy and Spanish Curriculum / Lessons: mdtech.casady.org
  11. Wes’ periodic newsletter: “Media Literacy with Wes”
  12. Other ways to learn with Wes: wesfryer.com/after/

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