It is relatively well known that people do not necessarily like change. Many of us are comfortable in our day to day lives, so when a change occurs we are often resistant to it for fear of losing our consistency. However, change is an important part of growing - as an individual, as a professional,… Continue reading Applying the Influencer Strategy
Common sense is a quality that is generally believed to help people succeed. While watching Dr. Cross’s video, it was interesting to hear how it can actually hurt someone who is trying to make a change. Dr. Cross highlighted three myths regarding changing behavior: education changes behavior, attitudes must change in order to change… Continue reading Change Behavior
There aren’t many people that I have run into that like change - especially among my students. Change takes time, and work, and more understanding than what we are used to giving on a daily basis. Adults can tend to understand why change is necessary in most situations, mainly because we have more years of… Continue reading The Head Won’t Go Where the Heart Hasn’t Been
In a previous course, I had watched Carol Dweck explain the “power of yet” and the growth mindset. I was inspired then to incorporate this way of thinking into my personal life, as well as my professional life as a teacher. This is why I created a growth mindset plan to incorporate these ideas into… Continue reading Developing a Growth Mindset within my ePortfolio Innovation Plan
I wasn’t familiar with the BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) until I came upon it this week. Jim Collin’s explained that with a BHAG the instructor provides the learner with their ultimate destination in their learning journey. Think about who the learner is and where they will be at the end of the course, as… Continue reading Connecting the Dots
I found Daniel Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us video interesting. Specifically, when he spoke about rewarding the top performers and ignoring the low performers. This is something I see frequently in my own building. We have focused very much in increasing the rigor of our college prep and above level courses,… Continue reading What Motivates Us?