An anxious mind struggles to learn. A mind plagued by doubt has more things to worry about than the flow of a river or the secrets of ancient pyramids. A student who does not feel connected is more concerned with fitting in than standing up for what they know is right.
You know, the statistics are alarming.
Anxiety and depression in all levels of society are rising and youth are not immune. We need better strategies in our classrooms to help students recognise and reach their potential. One simple, cost effective remedy is to change perspectives. Rather than focusing on what’s wrong or missing in a student, we can focus on what’s right. We can use success to fuel more success and realise, often a student’s greatest weakness is only a strength that has been over applied, under applied, misapplied or misunderstood.
The click here to read an article that originally appeared on Linked in. It describes how teachers can spot strengths in the classroom and give students a better opportunity for learning success.
Nicole is an experienced Secondary School English teacher, Certified Gallup Strengths coach and qualified Meditation teacher. She helps teachers and students connect to their purpose, find their path and deliver their message. Talk to her today and learn how to manage stress, find direction and understand the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviours. If you would like to learn more about the factors influencing your decision making process, contact Nicole today for a free, introductory coaching session. We can arrange face to face consultations on the Gold Coast or Sydney. Alternatively ask about our Zoom sessions.
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