Hello, my friend, and welcome to Schools Winning Grants.
I'm your host, Rodney Walker, and I'm
happy to have you with this episode.
Well, it's an episode.
You can call it an episode.
We haven't even officially started the show yet.
But this is a bonus.
Yes, that's what this is.
This is a bonus just to help
us lay the groundwork for the new
show that's coming called Schools Winning Grants.
Now what is this show about?
It's about schools who want to win grants.
It's about school districts who
want to win more grants.
It's about educational institutions that
are trying to get funded.
That's what this whole thing is about.
And I'm excited to have you because we'll
be bringing so much wonderful information your way.
And on this bonus episode, that's not an episode.
That's going to be an episode.
I'm just trying to say we
haven't officially started around here, guys.
And I'm excited because I want to share
what's coming so that you can be prepared
to know what's going to be coming.
And on today's bonus episode, if you want to
call it episode, I'm going to simply be sharing
with you some information about why teachers should absolutely,
positively be tuning in to this show.
On the last bonus, I shared some information
with you about why every single principal should
be listening to the show and subscribing.
But on this time, I just want to talk to my teachers.
I love you teachers because you are the
ones that help to make our community stronger,
because you're working with our children firsthand.
You're working with our teens and our
youth, and you're shaping our communities.
You're shaping our world.
And I just want to give you a big
round of applause today and a pat on the
back and say, keep up the good work.
We're going to help bring more funds your way.
Because here's the thing.
Studies show that the average teacher in a year is
spending over $700 out of their own pocket to help
bring extra resources, extra supplies to the classroom.
And I think that's commendable.
However, I also think that we've got to step
up in some other ways as a nation and
as different communities to help provide additional resources.
One of those ways that that can happen is what
we're doing right now empowering teachers and their schools to
be able to go after more grant funding.
So I'm going to be sharing with you some ways that
you can do a more effective and efficient job of that.
And I'm hoping that something will be said
that will inspire you as an educator to
continue the good work that you're doing.
Now, here's something that's really interesting that I want to
just bring to your attention as it relates to why
you as a teacher should be dialed in to what we're
going to be talking about, because I'm going to bring
you some rich information to help you just be a
better person bottom line as well as to go and
secure more grant funding.
Now, another reason why you should definitely be dialed in to
what we're going to be talking about is because as
an educator, you want to be abreast of some of
the things that are coming down a pipeline.
And one great way to stay abreast is
by dialing into where the money is going.
You see, if you know where the money
is going and where monies are being allocated,
it dials you in to the future.
And it allows you and your
school to be more cutting edge.
Another thing that also is important that you've
already done most of the hard work. Yes.
If you've been able to go through, some of
you have been through just regular College, and others
of you have gone from College to Universities and
have gotten BA degrees and master degrees.
And some of you even have PhDs and doctor degrees and
all those Eds and those other things behind your name.
But you put in the work to be able to get that degree.
And if you put in the work to get that
degree, well, that required you to write some papers.
And if you can write some term papers, some of those
term papers were 20 pages long and 20 plus pages long.
And don't even talk about those dissertations,
those marathons where you had to write
sometimes 50, 75, a 100 plus pages. I know.
So if you've done that, a grant, an
eight page grant, an eight to ten page
grant is nothing you can sneeze out. Okay?
You can cough that out.
And that's what I want to just let you know
I want to simplify the process of grant writing so
that it's not this scary and intimidating thing for you.
So that now as an educator, you
say, hey, I can do this.
And I've had so many teachers, so many educators that
we've been able to help to learn the secrets of
what they needed to do in order to get funded.
So that's another reason, just another reason
why you should definitely be dialed in.
I'm going to be pointing you to resources,
pointing you to templates, pointing you to things
that you can use right now that will
help to empower you and your school.
Now, on one of the other shows that
I recently did, that's not a show.
Remember, this is still the bonus stuff.
We haven't even gotten dialed in to the show yet.
But I'm just kind of just sharing
with you what's coming down the pipeline.
And with that show, I was sharing that we have these
principles that need to be dialed into the show as well.
In fact, the next episode I'm going to do,
I'm going to share with you the next episode.
That's not an episode I'm going to be sharing
with you not only teachers, not only principals, but
even some of you parents that are out there
why you should be dialed in to this as well.
So I'm hoping that you will find this
encouraging to help you move forward in helping
to bring more funds to your school.
Now, I want to encourage you that we
want to go at this as a team. Yes.
I want you to start thinking about who
is going to be on your team.
In fact, I want you to do yourself a favor. Yes.
Do yourself a favor.
And I want you to share this with some other teachers.
Tell them to come on over and
listen to the Schools Winning Grants show
And this guy Rodney who hasn't even started the
episode, has an episode that's going to actually help
you and it's a bonus episode that's going to
help you to be able to win grants and
I'm going to be sharing some other resource.
Now let me just share with you right now
since you're here and since the show hasn't even
started, go over to becomeagrantwriter.com.
If you'll go over to becomeagrantwriter.com, yes.
Today I'm going to be sharing some information with you
to help you learn how to write a grant proposal.
I know that's what you need, right?
How to do this whole thing.
And I'm going to simplify it.
I'm going to share with you in a short, concise manner
so that you can at least get yourself in the game.
A part of this is just getting in the game,
get off the sideline and get into the game.
And if your school hasn't gotten into the
grant game yet, well, you know what?
It's time time for us to get in
the game because your school needs those resources.
And my friend, you can be that hero. Yes.
Or you can be that shero that helps to rescue the day.
I'm excited for you.
I'm excited about you because I know
that you are doing something so worthy.
Your don't get all the pats on the back that you
deserve, but just know that I'm giving you a pat
on the back today saying hang in there.
Keep doing what you're doing.
Somebody believes in you.
Rodney believes in you.
And that's why I'm doing this show to encourage you.
Now with that being the case, my friend, I want to
remind you my famous saying and that is to be brave,
to be bold, to be brilliant and to take charge.
Now before you do that, make sure you
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and I'll see you next time, my friend. Be brave. Be bold.
Be brilliant. Take charge.