About Team RESOLUTE Spirit Gear
About Spirit Gear
Spirit gear can energize, motivate, and give a feeling of empowerment. It is also a reminder that you belong to an awesome team! It helps encourage you to hang in there with determination and purpose, knowing that there is a huge crowd cheering you on.
BUY some SPIRIT!I made the bookmarks myself and I am having a local RESOLUTE family make the shirts.
WEAR your RESOLUTE gear!Who knows… If we do a good job of spreading the word about our team and mascot, we could have spirit days throughout the year when we all wear our shirts. Just think of all the connections we would make and the conversations we would start! 🙂
GIVE some spirit gear! Maybe you’d like to buy a few extra bookmarks or shirts to give to professionals, tutors, or your students, to encourage them or to show that you appreciate them! If you give RESOLUTE team gifts, you may want to include copy or a link to the post that explains the word resolute and how it relates to the dyslexia community.
My reasons for not including the word “dyslexia” on the shirts:
Not everyone on the team has dyslexia. This team shirt is meant to be for everyone in the dyslexia community. It is for people with dyslexia and family members, professionals, teachers, tutors, and anyone whose resoluteness relates to dyslexia in any way!
Not everyone wants to proclaim their dyslexia to the world. Many people with dyslexia have come to learn that dyslexia is not such a bad thing and they have learned to embrace it. They proudly proclaim their dyslexia to anyone who will listen. Not everyone wants to do that, though. I have middle school students who would not be caught dead wearing anything with the word dyslexia, but they would wear a shirt that represents dyslexia and its powerful team. A shirt with a “secret meaning”, if you will. If a dyslexia-ignorant person sees the shirt, they will think nothing of it except for that the person belongs to a team with a cool word and mascot. On the other hand, if someone in the dyslexia community sees someone wearing the shirt, then a conversation and special bond is likely to happen!
The shirts are not intended to educate outsiders. The shirts’ purpose is to give a feeling of strength, belonging, and encouragement to dyslexia insiders!
Before I decided to include the definition of RESOLUTE on the back of the shirts, I had a bookmark made to send with the shirts, to remind t-shirt owners of the definition and synonyms of the word RESOLUTE. Well, after including the definition on the back of the shirts, I still loved the bookmark and had 400 printed.
The bookmarks would be great for the fridge, the bedroom mirror, taped to a folder, or as an actual bookmark! 🙂 You definitely will want a bookmark for yourself, but are also great to give to resolute students, teachers, family, dyslexia professionals, or community members.
P.S. There are a few shirts with the original design (the word Resolute not underlined and the mountain lion head slightly larger). The definition and synonyms on the back are the same. If you prefer this design, just select “original gray” or “original white” in the pull-down menu while ordering.