Challenge 100 The Teacher Within
Challenge 100 The Teacher Within is an international reading challenge, a movement toward self-care and well-being.
The main goal of the Challenge is to create communities of people willing to share ideas and best practices for self-development and a better impact on the lives of others.
The readers spend 5 minutes a day for 100 days reading The Teacher Within, practicing meditation, concentration and breathing techniques, while observing the benefits of self-awareness and actions taken with resilience, integrity and authenticity.
The Challenge started in Romania and the United States of America – homes of the two authors, Simona and Susan, and extended around the world, when teachers and teaching professionals from over ten countries joined in. The first community encompasses 100 people from: Romania, USA, Portugal, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa, Hong Kong, China, Kenya, Belgium, and Germany.
They all share the idea that a life lived with kindness, compassion and respect leads to meaningful connections, fulfilment and well-being.
An ample project under Simona Baciu’s name will consist of a series of proactive actions towards students and teachers, which are meant to create her personal legacy for the Transylvania College community.
For startes, the following initiatives will be launched:
1) For the love of reading, which will cultivate the love of books among kindergarten and primary students.
– D.E.A.R. – Drop everything and read is a reading club established in the Transylvania College library, where Simona will read to students and will have special guests actors, writers, renown personalities.
2) A Mindful Leader will create a national culture of leadership among students, teachers and parents
a) Mindful Spots – there will be moments more or less impromptu when Simona will choose a student of a teacher from school to invite for coffee / tea / lunch, to have a “mindful intervention”. This way, she can
develop mentoring relationships throughout the school, which would include talking, coaching and meditating on their matters of interest.
b) Inspiring Talks – Simona will invite each year three key-note speakers of national and international level, who will give students and teachers various inspirational speeches and advice. Simona will be the forth speaker. Each speaker will be preceeded on stage by a student who will prepare a motivational speech of his own. Moreover, Simona is determined to consolidate the Commencement Speech tradition at Transylvania College and in Romania, to turn the High School Graduation Ceremony into a memorable experience and a challenge for the young graduates (http://www.keepinspiring.me/7-motivational-graduation-speeches-that-will-inspire-you/).
c) Family Business Education is the program through which we can raise students with strong characters, a positive and proactive attitude, cultivate their entrepreneurial spirit and their courage to take over their family’s business or to build their own business with their family, relying upon ethics and good business manners.