Friday, January 9, 2009

The Power of Negative Thinking

In our classroom we have a little motto that I use quite frequently. This motto is "stay positive", it is a simple motto that I adopted from one of my favorite songs by The Hold Steady. Despite this being the motto of our class, negative thinking still rears its ugly head from time to time.

After reading Mr. C's post about the power of negative thinking I decided to conduct my own negative thinking experiment.

This is Omar. He is well known in class for his negative thinking. In fact his favorite phrase is "Mr....I am so bored..." I used Omar as an example hoping we could fix this way of thinking....but it was too late. We measured him before and after lunch, and unfortunately he shrunk 2 inches in height. Mrs. Hamm and myself were shocked. Omar did not take this news well either, as this could drastically effect his basketball career.

There is hope though, our entire class is dedicated to helping Omar change his way of thinking and become a more positive person. Hopefully with a little help from his friends, he can gain those precious inches back.

Mr. McClung


Anonymous said...

Remember...Omar, you are as tall as you "feel/think" that you are....look at all the great basketball players that are short.....research me...Look at the greatest minds in the world...How tall was Einstein....hum.....OK...THATS THE POINT....did it matter how tall he was.....he was BRILLIANT.. What matters in the game/life is the way we feel..If you will happen....Believe....and it will happen...have a good day to you all.... AND BELIEVE!

alex said...

wow....funny .....

Brittany said...

How did you come up with that experiment? That is amazing how much he shrunk!!