The Mission of the Manadoob Program for Self-Esteem is to educate, empower, and enrich the lives of children, as well as the educators who teach them, through the development and growth of children’s self-esteem. Manadoob Educators/Teachers are committed to helping children learn to believe in themselves. By facilitating/teaching the Manadoob Program for Self-Esteem, children gain the tools needed to face the challenges of today’s world while improving their lives. We are often told by those who facilitate the Manadoob Program whether they are teaching through our Licensed Manadoob Program, teachers at schools implementing the program or individuals facilitating through their organizations, the experience is not only life-changing for the children, but also provides invaluable skills enhancing their lives as well. Joelle, a Manadoob Educator featured on our video “Manadoob Educators Speak Out,” had this to say about her experience as an educator:
“It has been over two years since I was working as a Manadoob educator at Lindero Canyon Middle School. Through this experience, I was given the opportunity to apply social and emotional learning techniques in order to effectively communicate to my classroom of students. Such techniques have been invaluable towards my career in medicine.
Throughout the past two years I have explored the field of medicine through various lenses. I worked in an OB/GYN clinic, volunteered as a leadership intern at the Stanford School of Medicine, and currently volunteer as a research assistant at UCSF. Each of these experiences, although different, highlights the importance of being able to see the world through the lens of the patient. The ability to understand the perspective of those you guide is where I see the aims of the Manadoob program and the field of medicine merging together.”
Listen to what Joelle and fellow educators had to say about teaching the Manadoob Program taped after completion of their classes.