My Guide Inside® (MGI) Pre-K-12 Instructional Material

MGI Book I: Introduction, Primary

MGI Book II: Continuation, Intermediate

MGI Book III: Advanced, Secondary

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Our vision …

Children and youth, in ordinary classrooms everywhere, being educated to gain an understanding of their guide inside--their natural, innate wisdom.

We see this understanding fully supports development of education competencies and creates a new and lasting healthy direction for their lives.


Meeting Requirements …

Undoubtedly, as an educator you are responsible for meeting official learning objectives and student competency standards. My Guide Inside is designed to help you do that. My Guide Inside meets educational learning objectives and competency requirements.


Academic Goals …

MGI has these two academic goals for students:

  1. Enhance Personal Well-being with an understanding of Three Principles, and

  2. Develop competencies in Communication, Thinking, and Personal and Social Responsibility.



  • Discovering their guide inside is key to learning.

  • Accessing natural wisdom develops Communication, Thinking and Social Emotional Learning (including self-determination, self-regulation and self-efficacy.)

  • Developing competencies in Personal Awareness and Responsibility (including positive personal and cultural identity and spiritual wellness), as well as Social Responsibility.

  • Enhancing students’ ability to make decisions, navigate life and build healthy relationships. 

  • Maximizing personal well-being and improving school climate, learner behavior, and academic performance.

  • Meeting education competencies cost effectively.


Author is an experienced teacher 

Christa Campsall is qualified to teach all levels: primary, intermediate and secondary, including special needs. Notably, Christa has a 40+ year legacy using the Three Principles with students in education settings. MGI’s supporting authors, Jane Tucker and Kathy Marshall Emerson, are also experienced educators grounded in the principles.

Can be used for credit

MGI is engaging and academic; designed to be used as a credit course or infused in an existing class or subject area. 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 may be used to develop competencies in Communication, Thinking, Social Emotional Learning, Personal and Social Responsibility.

Cost per student is very low

MGI is designed to be affordable in our public school classrooms. As the teacher, you would need one MGI Teacher’s Manual and one MGI Learner Book for you and a class set of the MGI Learner Books for the students. If used more than once, the cost per student is the cost of book divided by number of classes. For example, the cost per student is approximately $5 if the MGI curriculum books are used for 4 classes. 

EPUB is available for free

For school administrators who purchase classroom packages (MGI I, II or III), a free EPUB file will be provided with license agreements. 


Access to free, relevant Professional Development videos 

This is ideal for teachers new to the principles, or those wanting a refresher. Teachers can participate in the pro-d before, during or after -- as they wish. Links are provided in each MGI Teacher’s Manual.

Connections to Current Education Policy Context

The British Columbia Ministry of Education in Canada,, is developing a new curriculum including, “Personal Awareness and Responsibility Competence Profile.” MGI aligns with these innovative guidelines.

The most current version of that work states, “Personal awareness and responsibility is one of the three interrelated competencies that relate to the broad area of Social and Emotional Learning.” The curriculum further explains Personal Awareness and Responsibility competency involves: Self-determination, Self-regulation, and Well-being.

At this time there is increasing awareness globally of the need for all education systems to support and foster lifelong well-being of students. In that sense this comprehensive Pre-K-12 My Guide Inside curriculum is a timely resource for all educators and their school systems.


My Guide Inside is a Pre-K-12 comprehensive curriculum with a total of six books. For a complete description click here. My Guide Inside may be purchased for three classroom levels:  Primary, Intermediate and Secondary. There is a teacher's manual and a learner book for each of the three levels. In addition, classroom package orders include a free EPUB for the ordering school district. Click here to read more.


Young Child:

“The best thing I learned was stay calm and curious instead of fast and furious.”


“A thought is like a seed, it grows into a feeling that opens up inside you. Now you decide to let it go, or keep it … You always have a choice. It’s true for you and for me.”


“Understanding Mind + Consciousness + Thought is something that will stay with me forever and I will pass it on to others. I am so glad that I have learnt this valuable lesson at such an early stage in my life because now I will be able to apply to my life throughout my journey after high school.”


I have been a psychologist and educator for 40 years. What a joy it is to have these books, and the companion volumes for teachers, available to help kids of any age. Christa, Jane, and Kathy point children within to their greatest resource, their innate wisdom. Kids who use MGI will learn what it means to access their own wisdom, or guide inside, which will lead them to having ever more love and compassion in their lives. It will help them experience more deeply the joy of living! MGI is very user friendly, invites participatory learning, and utilizes stories and metaphors to illustrate their points. I loved MGI and think it can be helpful for kids of any age! 

Dr. Dicken Bettinger