On World Kindness Day, Vinciane Rycroft finds out why happiness may matter more in the classroom than results...
Teaching empathy is experiential. There is no flash card for empathy, it does not develop like that. You have to see it, to experience it, so we need to teach with empathy. My main advice to teachers is very simple: "Let's be people, human beings, before we are teachers."
And that starts with taking care of ourselves. Teachers are incredibly hard on themselves, in the same way that parents are hard on themselves. People don't appreciate how emotionally exhausting teaching is. So my first advice is really love yourself. Also, we might find that when we teach with empathy, we are less exhausted, because as we are connecting with students, they will behave differently, and it will reduce stress in the classroom.
One principal shares about how she tries to cultivate empathy within her students, teachers, staff, and administration.
This journal is dedicated to the idea that in order for schools to be places that foster empathy in its students, the teachers, staff, and administration need to be actively and collaboratively cultivating an empathic work environment. Therefore, in my journal entries I will focus on how I, as a school leader, actively seek to create a working environment in which empathy is encouraged and extended among the staff. I will examine how my role as a school leader presents me with unique challenges and opportunities for creativity, reflection, relationship building, and conflict resolution.
Even the most pain-tolerant people have probably cringed once or twice while ripping an adhesive bandage off a particularly sensitive area. It seems like the kind of thing that intrepid scientists should be able to prevent.
They say a problem shared is a problem halved. Now a team of psychologists in the USA has performed a series of studies that suggest sharing your good news multiplies its benefits for your happiness and longer-term life satisfaction.
Why does enthusiasm matter in your MLM business? Because it's the necessary ingredient to achieving success. In this daily motivation, Tim shares four steps for keeping enthusiasm in your network marketing business.
An important topic in Innovation Management is that of motivation. What kind of incentives can an organization provide to stimulate innovation? Bengt Järrehult argues that there is no such thing as extrinsic motivation and we should really concern ourselves with working in Flow.
Neurons that fire together wire together. So the more we practice having thoughts or beliefs that benefit our well-being, the more naturally those thoughts and beliefs will play themselves out in our everyday life.
Affirmations are one way to develop new beliefs that can eventually become second-nature. Every morning or evening we can repeat these affirmations with a clear and focused mind, and with practice these beliefs can take hold inside our brains.
One caveat, however, is to make sure that the affirmations you repeat to yourself are congruent with reality, and aligned with your core values. I’ve seen many people come up with delusional affirmations and then attempt to ingrain them into their minds. Even when they do succeed, those beliefs can be detrimental...
I don’t feel courageous today, so it is a good day to write about courage.
Marty Note Visiting the Children's Cancer Clinic at UNC yesterday was inspirational. Children are children and joy is joy. Inspired me to finished a post I've been meaning to complete about how to be a GREAT Internet marketer by having the 5 Types of Internet Marketing Courage:
* Courage For Self Examination * Courage To Play Like A Child
* Courage To FAIL
* Courage To ACT * Courarge to LOVE
If you pressed me to pick one, if you said what one of these five types of courage could make you a GREAT Internet marketer all by itself it would be the last one. Love is not a word you hear much in business communication and that is a shame. Life is short and LOVE is what makes it all makes some sense (lol).
I hope you love this piece and have the courage to share your examples of Internet marketing courage :). If not, all good, you will have the courage tomorrow.
One of my favorite cartoons growing up was Popeye because he was an ordinary guy who had the courage to do extraordinary things. He drew upon an inner strength when the chips were down and courage was needed to save the day.
Empathy is about to hit the big time. The view that we are essentially self-interested creatures is being overturned by evidence that we are also homo empathicus, wired for empathy, social co-operation and mutual aid. Neuroscientists have identified a ten-section “empathy circuit” in our brains, and evolutionary biologists such as Frans de Waal have shown that we naturally evolved to care for each other.
This shift is starting to filter out from science and into psychology, business and social action. Smart advertising agencies talk about “empathic brands” that respond to their customers’ needs and make them feel socially connected – in 2013 they will be marketing them to you
True compassion is hard work, but it’s worthwhile. As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”\
In trying to help him, I too was changed for the better.
Among the many things I tried as part of the process, some worked. Here are the top six that have stood the test of time.
Chuck Wendig: "With NaNoWriMo about to storm surge the writer (and wannabe-writer) community, this seems a good time to both tickle your pink parts and jam my boot up your boothole in terms of getting your penmonkey asses motivated. So, here goes — 25 motivational thoughts for writers, starting in 3… 2… 1…"
Personal development can affect all aspects of your life, from controlling your negative thoughts to gaining the self-confidence to excel at work. If you’re in need of some inspiration to get you on the right road to improving yourself, the Internet is full of blogs that can offer guidance, advice and support to aid you in your journey. We’ve brought together 100 here, in no particular order, to help you get started.
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