The Superstar Curriculum is designed to apply to all students as there is bound to be a chapter that relates to their life or learning. The book is divided into four sections and inside these sections, there are many chapters: #1. Form your foundation for success, #2. Work your way to results you want, #3. Optimize your opportunities, and #4. Become the leader of your life. In every chapter, we see an ongoing theme of how to become a superstar. However, within these themes, there are minor themes that build a superstar mindset. Some of these minor themes are setting goals, perception, volunteering, and believing in yourself.
In this extraordinary book, I found it interesting how Keliher mentioned that there is a time and place for everything, and skipping a class is alright, but it takes a mature student to know the time and place to do it. The connection that this creates with a reader is very cool as it makes us students know that he understands our busy lives, but he also suggests ways to overcome the reason for skipping classes.
Knowing the author personally, I found it evident that his humble, down to earth, outgoing and humorous personality came through in the voice of his writing which made that much more attracting. While reading the book, I pictured Keliher standing in front of the class, teaching one his classes.
Reflecting on the two classes that I had with this amazing teacher, I remember him preaching some of the ideas presented in this book. Another thing that I thought Keliher did well in this book, was using a diverse example “vocabulary” that ranged from school, to art, to boxing. It made the book apply to students of all kinds and like mentioned before made a connection with everyone.
Overall, I feel that this book would be a fantastic addition to the grade 10 CEO course curriculum at our high school or any high school in general because it can change the way a student looks at their courses. I know that if I had been in Grade 10 and read this inspiring book, I would be a completely different student because I would have been aware of the bad habits that I was developing. I would recommend this book to any student and in the future hope to see more inspirational books released by this amazing author.
PS: One may believe that this review is bias because of our personal connection, however, it is far from bias because if I had not known him, these ideas would still be relevant to me and would inspire me to push myself that extra bit so I can be a superstar rather than a star.
I really enjoyed this book. It is interesting to read, and though it is written for students, I also found it useful and inspiring. It is a book I would recommend to anyone. 🙂