Posts Tagged Three Principles to Practice

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 11: Positive Imaging

This module starts with a discussion of how the brain works and how to use this knowledge to enhance learning. Communicating what you want, rather than what you don’t want, is the first step to improve effectiveness.

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Module 12: Teaching Is Marketing

This module emphasizes that learning cannot be forced and that teachers are basically marketing information. The connection between feelings, teaching, and learning is explained.

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Module 13: Positivity Starts with You

This module gives examples of how the brain operates. The opening of the education book is quoted emphasizing the importance of talking to yourself in positive ways. An example is given of a young person’s self-talk and the influence this perception has for success. Examples are given of how to turn negative talk into positive talk.

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Module 14: A Short Recap

This module recaps significant points such as not assuming students know how to do what you want, the importance of teaching procedures, the first of the three principles to practice, and negative approaches of which many people are unaware.

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Module 15: The Power of Choice

The empowerment of choice begins this module. The difference between a pessimistic viewpoint and an optimistic viewpoint is determined by the perception of choice. Presenting choices or options enhances learning because they prompt ownership.

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Module 16: Choice-Response Thinking

This module explains how victimhood thinking can be avoided—regardless of a situation that cannot be changed, a stimulation that prompts an automatic response, or an urge that prompts action. The way to change emotions or feelings is explained along with some examples. The module includes characteristics that cannot be mandated along with a phrase to teach your students so they are always empowered.

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Module 17: Changing One Word

This module shows how one word can change feelings.

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Module 18: Giving 3 to 5 Choices

This module show how choice empowers. It shares the reason that giving choices is so effective. The greatest paradox with working with others is explained. The key to success in working with passive-aggressive and oppositional defiant students is shared—along with the prime characteristic that make the program so successful.

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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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