Whilst originally designed for classroom pedagogy, the questions also help sequence stories and films too.

Can creating new stories (fact and fiction) about love, hope, overcoming fear, courage and tenacity help young people, story by story?

For example, in Helen Walker's musical story of Alberta, Dr. Martin Luther King’s mother, it helped sequence the writing of a story of raising a son who made a difference around the world. 

Andrea C. Harris, singer and narrator in 'Alberta's Dream: Building Foundations of Love (not walls).

We all know the story of Noah and the Ark. Let's also tell the story of what was important him, how he made a difference, with whom and what hurdles did he have to overcome?

If children hear the coaching questions and construct new 'make a difference' stories, might they in turn, internalise the process and questions as they grow older? 

Through modelling the unique 'ruMAD2?' questions, do they learn to collaborate, dream, set goals, overcoming hurdles and disappointment?

In turn, do they learn a useful process and set of questions for life? Do they grow in self-esteem and self-efficacy?

Educators and parents first need to understand the process and questioning skills for themselves. We have learnt that the ruMAD2? process works better on a foundation of love, like Dr. Martin Luther King.

As more and more evidence emerges, success stories will be added to the website. Here's Melissa, Nihal and Leon from Junior Crossings (World Music Group) accepting an award for helping to make a difference through stories, drama and music.

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