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Showing posts with label Steve Harmer. Show all posts
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17 December 2017

Steve Harmer in the Mayerthorpe Freelancer

From the December 4 article "Peter Shokeir" by in the Mayerthorpe Freelancer:

Motivational Magic helps children understand abstract concepts through a magical performance. It offers 10 different shows, which teach subjects ranging from leadership to bully prevention.

"Kids love magic. It captures their imagination," Harmer said. "The message enters in the backdoor."

For Elmer Elson, Harmer did his "Brilliant and Resilient" show that teaches children how to bounce back after difficulties and problems. Some concepts he taught include the importance of interpersonal connections and believing in one's own abilities.

"I love capturing the children's attention," Harmer said. "It's just a fun way to teach. I have more fun than the kids."

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13 March 2015

Steve Harmer in the Innisfail Province

From the Innisfail Province:
Now you see them, now you don’t. Like magic, the bullies will all go away.

It’s no hocus-pocus. It’s the Steve Harmer way. And the magician, a former Calgary Board of Education school teacher, counsellor and principal, has been having fun teaching wholesome messages to children for more than 30 years.

On March 5, Harmer, who operates under the company name of Motivational Magic, gave a 55-minute performance to students, from kindergarten through Grade 5, at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys School.
It was Day 4 of the school’s first-ever Safe and Caring Week and the magician, who has performed at more than 3,000 schools throughout Western Canada, presented The Friendship Factor.

“Friendship is the antidote to bullying. If we can teach kids to be a friend the bullies will disappear,” said Harmer. “I give the kids seven strategies to make and teach friends. The more strategies we can give them the more successful they are going to be and they are going to be happier.

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