The first thing that we discuss is the Johari Window and it’s importance for self exploration. We also look at a few things you can do to share a bit of yourself with other which, of course, leads to better relationships. Here’s a link to the wikipedia article for JoHari Windows. And here is another that I found as part of a slide presentation.
We really explore this article a lot. It looks at education 5 Key Questions to Increase Teacher Self-Awareness. The article looks specifically at teaching emotionally and behaviourally challenged students but you can definitely help any teacher or trainer.
Q1. Am I taking proactive steps to identify and defuse my own ‘emotional triggers’?
Q2. Am I paying attention to what I need to pay attention to?
Q3. Am I using effective strategies to reduce burnout and nurture my own mental health?
Q4. Am I using an appropriate sense of humour to build relationships, diffuse conflict, engage learners, and manage my stress?
Q5. Do I regularly acknowledge significant ways I (and others) are making a difference?
Great great article.
We also talked about the technology Singularity. If you’re not sure what that’s all about this might help.
I hope this helped you!
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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