About Christa …
Christa Campsall BEd, DiplSpEd, MA, is a teacher who has been in service at the primary, intermediate and secondary levels in the Canadian K-12 education system as: Classroom Teacher, Learning Integration Support Teacher in Special Education and Teacher-Leader of School-based Teams. Christa is also a professional development facilitator and the curriculum developer of My Guide Inside.
Throughout this varied experience, Christa has benefitted from an understanding she encountered when she was a "pre-service" teacher at the University of BC. At that time, she was introduced, by author and lecturer, Sydney Banks, to a “new,” yet timeless, knowledge of what today is called the Three Principles of Universal Mind, Consciousness, and Thought. Christa was privileged to have Mr. Banks mentor her during most of her teaching career.
About the Three Principles …
Teaching the Three Principles reveals the foundation of the human experience, and gives people an understanding of their own mental health. What started at the grassroots on Salt Spring Island has gradually, over the past five decades, created an entirely new way for helping and teaching people. In education terms, when there is understanding, the learners “own” the knowledge and can use it for their lifelong benefit.
From a global perspective, these principles, when explored in schools, are beginning to have tremendous positive impact on education. As children and youth learn about their inner wisdom, well-being and resilience, it creates a healthy direction for their lives. Gaining understanding of these foundational principles is known to create consistently dramatic results with those involved. And ... this simple knowledge is relevant for anyone at any age.
About My Guide Inside Comprehensive Curriculum
In 2015 the National Resilience Resource Center issued a global call for creation of a comprehensive Pre-K-12 Principles-based school curriculum. NRRC Director Kathy Marshall Emerson saw the need for a Three Principles curriculum aligned with official education policy globally.
With 40+ years seeing consistently dramatic results sharing the principles with her students, Christa answered the call. With a dedicated team of volunteer professionals, she created My Guide Inside (MGI) to point children and youth to their innate wisdom. MGI innovatively meets government education guidelines. There are six books: primary, intermediate, and secondary learner books and each has a teacher’s manual. EPUBS are available for school systems. The curriculum may be used as a credit course or infused in an existing class or subject area. A powerful student focus group documents impact.
MGI intentionally fits within the British Columbia Ministry of Education’s new guidelines for schools. It also clearly aligns with US, UK and other international education policies. MGI is globally available thanks to much goodwill of many, and tremendous contributions of educators and authors Kathy Marshall Emerson, Jane Tucker and Barbara Aust.
Please view the video of teens who have completed the MGI (Book III) course. Focus group experiences with My Guide Inside at Gulf Islands Secondary School with Kathy Marshall Emerson. Part I: GISS Students and Part II: Christa Campsall. See video #17.
About Integrating My Guide Inside in Education …
The principles discussed in the My Guide Inside comprehensive curriculum operate in all people, including students of every age. The Pre-K-12 MGI curriculum points the way to wholeness, happiness, creativity and well-being in all parts of life.
Therefore, MGI has these two academic goals for students:
Enhance Personal Well-being with an understanding of these principles, and
Develop competencies in Communication, Thinking, and Personal and Social Responsibility.
MGI accomplishes both goals by using stories, discussion and various written and creative activities, as the learning increases your students’ competency in Language Arts.
Regardless of where you are located in the world, MGI material is suited for and meets selected requirements for Language Arts, Health Education, Career Education, and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. It supports inclusion and may be used to develop competencies in Communication, Thinking and Social Emotional Learning, which includes decision making, self-management, healthy relationships and well-being. It also may be used to develop competencies in Personal and Social Responsibility, which includes positive personal and cultural identity, spiritual wellness, as well as social responsibility.