First Presenter's Institution

Muscogee County School District

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

The proposal directly correlates with the conference strands "Heart" and "Head." The proposal mirrors research based on the Growth Mindset of students and a school community. The EXCEL principles instill 5 core beliefs that will resonate within the hearts of students and the community by not only offering encouragement, but clear direction of where the student/community's mindset should be. By capturing the "heart" of the school community, the "head" will follow. Once students believe in themselves then there is no limit to the academic achievements that can be acquired.

Brief Program Description

Making the decision to change is the the first step towards that change. Once a leader decides that change is warranted and puts actions towards implementing that change the universe has to align with the decision. The EXCEL principles are 5 principles that if implemented consistently with drastically change the lives of your students and add vitality to your school's climate/community. This program is specifically designed for any leader who wants to EXCEL in their lives professionally and personally.

Summary

EXCEL comes from the word EXCELLENT. If you want to be excellent in anything you must have standards and principles which guide you. Some people use religion, some athletics, some morals whatever you call them there must be rules set in order for you to thrive in life. Scientists have theories and rules which help govern the greatest phenoma known to man currently which is success. Sticking to rules and pushing limits have aided in the development of new discoveries. In short, being excellent is the being to discovering the greater you. During the process of discovery is where you began to unfold and dig into your own mind’s eye and become a much bolder and brighter you.

In this program, if a leader implements the EXCEL principles for forty days lives will be changed drastically for the better. To EXCEL is to:

Eliminate excuses

Xray attitudes

C "see" the cost to be great

Exceed the expectations

Live, laugh, and love

Teaching students to EXCEL totally changes the perception of their abilities. Once students believe in themselves, there are no boundaries for what can be accomplished. These same principles can become a way of life for any school community.

Evidence

In 1988, Dr. Dweck first presented a research-based model to show the impact of mindsets. She showed how a person’s mindset sets the stage for either performance goals or learning goals. A student with a performance goal might be worried about looking smart all the time, and avoid challenging work. On the other hand, a student with a learning goal will pursue interesting and challenging tasks in order to learn more. In subsequent studies, Dr. Dweck found that people’s theories about their own intelligence had a significant impact on their motivation, effort, and approach to challenges. Those who believe their abilities are malleable are more likely to embrace challenges and persist despite failure. This model of the fixed vs. growth mindset shows how cognitive, affective, and behavioral features are linked to one’s beliefs about the malleability of their intelligence.

Dweck, C.S. & Leggett, E.L. (1988). A Social-Cognitive Approach to Motivation and Personality

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Prolific motivational speaker, preacher, teacher, school administrator, business owner, singer, actor, and appreciation to God a multitude of other talents… Dr. Jake Golden IV is a man sought after God’s own heart. Dr. Golden is founder of Sigma 7. Sigma 7 is a nonprofit philanthropic organization that focuses on creating improvements to the vitality of the world through youth development by providing spiritual, educational, charitable, scientific, and literary programs.

Dr. Golden is the son of Jake III & LaVerne Golden (Columbus). He has one sister Dr. Stephanie Yvonne Golden (Atlanta). Dr. Golden has a daughter the beautiful Caylah Simone Golden born December 7, 2009 by Ceakima Sheppard Golden.

Dr. Golden received his Educational Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern University in May 2008. He is an alumnus of Kendrick High School, Valdosta State University, and Troy University. Dr. Golden has 17 years of public education experience. He served as the Principal of Central Elementary- High School in Talbot County Georgia during the 2014-2015 school year serving in school administration for ten years. He is currently 5th grade teacher at St. Mary’s Magnet Academy in Muscogee County Georgia He has taught for seven years in the Muscogee County School District. Dr. Golden aspires to open his own Christian Academy to instill moral leadership principles into today’s youth. Dr. Golden is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Phoenix-Columbus campus and Argosy University Online Graduate Program.

Dr. Golden is an active member of a number of professional associations: NABSE National Alliance of Black School Educators, GAE Georgia Association of Educators, Prince Hall Free & Accepted Masons Newnan 299, Solomon P, Lewis #52 HRAM, Hughes De Payens #33 Commandery Knights Templar, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, Member At-Large. Dr. Golden is a 2016 Community Champion Award Recipient from the Chattahoochee Valley Parent2Parent, LLC.

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-6-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

3-6-2018 5:30 PM

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The EXCEL Mindset: If I EXCEL and you EXCEL then we EXCEL together

Making the decision to change is the the first step towards that change. Once a leader decides that change is warranted and puts actions towards implementing that change the universe has to align with the decision. The EXCEL principles are 5 principles that if implemented consistently with drastically change the lives of your students and add vitality to your school's climate/community. This program is specifically designed for any leader who wants to EXCEL in their lives professionally and personally.