Posts Tagged Reflection

Module 10: Positivity, Choice, and Reflection

Implementing these three practices is necessary to reduce discipline problems, enhance relationships, and increase your effectiveness. They also enhance your personal life as well as your professional life. The critical connection between thinking and feelings is explained along with the importance of how this connection affects learning.

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Module 19: Reflection, Perfectionism, and Tone

This module introduces the practice of reflection. Asking reflective questions is the only required creative skill that needs to be learned. Too often, teachers ask a question that is counterproductive, such as “Why are you doing that?” The idea that you cannot learn and be perfect at the same time is explored. A theory of how stuttering starts is explained. Tone, volume, and kinesics are critical aspects of communicating. By the very nature of asking questions, stress is reduced. The session concludes with the importance of smiling.

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Module 22: Telling vs. Sharing

This module clearly explains how telling people what to do is ineffective. Controlling someone else and changing someone else is discussed along with the most successful approach to influencing others. The module concludes with a recap of the first and second phases of the teaching model.

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Module 23: Counterwill

This module discusses counterwill, the human tendency to resist any kind of force or coercion. An exercise and story prove this point. The skill of asking reflective questions concludes the segment.

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Module 24: Solving Circles

This module introduces Solving Circles, a simple and effective approach to solve problems between two people based upon the fact that a person can only change oneself—not another person.

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Module 25: A Lesson from a Monkey

This module shares a story, a metaphor, for letting go of practices that are no longer successful—specifically those aiming at obedience instead of promoting responsibility. The module concludes with three counterproductive practices: speaking in negative terms, eliminating choice, and using coercion.

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Module 26: Reflection and Learning

This module shares characteristics of a successful lesson. It emphasizes the importance that any learning should go into long-term rather than into just short term memory. Suggestions for enhancing long-term memory are shared.

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Module 28: Competition vs. Collaboration

This module shares the difference between competition and collaboration for learning. Competition improves performance, but collaboration improves learning. The module concludes with the importance of teaching responsibility rather than obedience.

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Module 29: Collaboration for More Participation

This module demonstrates how to use collaboration for increased learning. An approach is shared that shows how to get ALL students to become active and participate in a lesson.

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Module 43: Learn a Critical Question

This module shares a very effective question to have an emotional student redirect thinking and reduce the emotional state. It shares a very important message to teachers about never taking what a student says personally.

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