How to Write The Magician School into Your Grant?

A common question about The Magician School, is how to write magic into your after school grant. We've compiled some resources, terms and vocabulary to help get our program approved within your school. These are starting points to help relate it to the requirements of your own grants. 

How to Write The Magician School into Your Grant

Connecting Magic to the Social and Emotional Needs of Students

Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps give students tools to  recognize and manage their emotions, develop positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and more. In each lesson plan within The Magician School, we break down how that lesson relates to self-control, build meaningful connections with others, practice problem-solving tactics, understand effective communication strategies, and so much more! Magic can be used to help students learn and develop these skills in several ways: 


  1. Building confidence and self-esteem: Learning and performing magic tricks can help build confidence and self-esteem by providing a sense of accomplishment and mastery. The process of practicing and mastering a magic trick can also help develop perseverance and resilience.
  2. Developing communication and social skills: Magic can be used as a tool for developing communication and social skills by providing opportunities for individuals to interact and engage with others. For example, within The Magician School curriculum, every lesson plans encourages the instructor to leave space for students to perform their trick for a partner or for the group. This helps give students a safe space to work on their communication and public speaking skills. 
  3. Enhancing problem-solving and critical thinking: Magic tricks require problem-solving and critical thinking skills to understand and perform successfully. Magic allows students to think outside the box and find unconventional solutions to problems. If the solution to a magic trick was obvious, then it wouldn't be magic. Magic 201: Paper Magic Program always encourages this by having students think about how a trick would be done before learning the secret. By giving students this space to talk openly about different way to achieve a magic trick  can help develop these skills and provide a sense of achievement.
  4. Developing empathy and emotional intelligence: Magic can be used to teach empathy and emotional intelligence by providing opportunities for individuals to consider the perspectives and emotions of others. For example, a magician might perform a trick that highlights the importance of trust and honesty, or that demonstrates the impact of deception. All programs practice this in every lesson!


Connecting Magic to S.T.E.A.M.

S.T.E.A.M. or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math is an important tool for students to use! Within The Magician School we make sure each programs has components of this in it. Here's How: 


The Magic Wand Kit - In this special introductory lesson, the students learn about the secrets of elasticity, tension and static electricity all built into a fun one hour lesson. 

Magic 101: Intro to Magic - In this curriculum students learn about how the brain works, sleight of hand, misdirection and see if the hand is really quicker than the eye?

Magic 201: Paper Magic - In this curriculum students learn tricks that cover optical illusions, learn how a simple math trick can make you seem like a math genius and learn how too quickly decode a secret pattern no one else will notice.

A+ Card Tricks - This program ties in math concepts such as the odds and probability of picking a card and the cognitive science behind controlling attention and influencing choices. Even integrating technology into a card trick!

The Balloon School - In the balloon school students learn the science behind balloons. Air pressure, elasticity, what actually happens when a balloon pops?


Magic After School Program

Learning magic tricks can leave a big impact on your students in a variety of ways. Some benefits of learning magic include:

  • Developing problem-solving skills: Magic tricks often involve understanding a problem and finding a solution, which can help students develop their problem-solving skills. For example, a student may need to figure out how to make an object disappear or how to predict a chosen card. This requires critical thinking and creativity, which can be useful skills in other areas of life as well.
  • Improving fine motor skills: Many magic tricks involve manual dexterity, such as card tricks or coin tricks. This type of magic is known as sleight of hand. These types of tricks and moves can help students improve their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Often times these skills are only taught in schools in relation to sports, so by learning magic it is giving students another avenue to build upon this skill set. 
  • Building on social skills: Magic tricks can be a great ice breaker and a way to engage with others. Students who learn magic tricks can use them as a conversation starter and a way to connect with other children and adults. As students practice and perform magic, they learn how to read an audience and adjust their performance accordingly, which can be a valuable skill in social settings.
  • Encouraging creativity and imagination: Magic tricks instill a sense of disbelief and can help create a sense of wonder and escapism. Students who learn magic tend to be more creative and imaginative because they look at the world through the lens of "what is impossible and how can I make it possible?" This out of the box thinking encourages students to create their own variations of magic tricks. But translate to the classroom in the form of problem solving and creativity.
  • Building self-confidence: Performing magic tricks in front of others can be a challenging experience, but it can also be a great way for students to build self-confidence. As they learn new tricks and practice performing them, students will become more comfortable and confident in front of an audience. This can also help with public speaking and presentation skills.

All Programs within The Magician School are Turn Key. Meaning that once you order, you will get emailed a complete program that is ready to implement into your programs. Our Programs Include:

  • High Quality Videos: Every Lesson within the program includes a companion video that has a performance of the magic trick, a detailed explanation of the magic trick and instructions on how to perform the magic trick for someone.
  • Instructor Lesson Plans: Every Program includes detailed facilitator guides for each lesson within the program. The lesson plan guides breakdown the benefits and learning components of each lesson. As well as clear instructions for the facilitator to follow.
  • Includes All Supplies - Enough supplies for 10 Lessons with materials provided. Enough materials for 20 Students and 1 Instructor.

The Magician School is a National After School Program and Curriculum teaching students learning skills through magic tricks. The Magician School offers a multitude of programs catering to Elementary and Middle Schoolers. Learn More Below

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