Who Is The Person That You Want To Be?

One of the phrases that I have heard Diane Gossen say a million times over is:  “If it’s not fun, it’s not Restitution!”

Restitution is all about learning, and brain research tells us that Diane is right – we learn best when what we are being taught has an element of fun to it.

To that end, I re-wrote the words to the song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It” to introduce the idea of internal motivation to young kids.  Please feel free to have some fun with it yourself!

Who is the Person That You Want to Be?

(Sung to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

Who is the person that you want to be?

Who is the person that you want to be?

If you think it for a minute

Then you can surely live it

Who is the person that you want to be?

 

Do you want to be the one that hurts or helps?

Do you want to be the one that hurts or helps?

If you help in some small way

You can make somebody’s day

Do you want to be the one that hurts or helps?

 

We can help each other learn to lead the way

We can have fun as we work and as we play

Set a goal to keep in mind

And in no time you will find

We can build a better school every day – Hooray!

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3 thoughts on “Who Is The Person That You Want To Be?

  1. This is fantastic! Great job and I hope your message is enjoyed by all! I suggest to post a video as you sing it with some kids.Really make it your trade mark. Awesome!

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  2. Reblogged this on jessicadumas's Blog and commented:
    Check out this fantastic re-mix by Rebecca Gray.

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  3. Rebecca Gray says:

    Thanks, Jessica! I’m so glad you found this useful.

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