Who do you want to be? Thinking about the future and seeing yourself
in the future is a 21st century skill.
Our reality is that the world contains
Volitility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity
This is what our world is like now...
The world of the past favored the bold, now we need to bring our courage into practice.
Ask students to bring images to show what that means...
She asked us to think about what brave was... (I said, "Stepping out of your comfort zone.)
"There is nothing comfortable about courage. Our need to feel ready and in control
actuallyprevents us from being able to fully participatein life itself. To be brave is to truly liveright now uncomfortably without control but with intention."
The opposite of courage is "comfortability." We have to get
comfortable with being uncomfortable!
Hard to transition when we
are used to always doing "best practice."
Reminds me of Molly Bennett's "Living in Beta" TED talk.
It is only through being uncomfortable that we grow.
Brining Courage into Practice
Important to bring into our practice.
Maiers intereviewed leaders and asked what does it mean to "BE" Brave. Four year Olds!
- Love Who You Are-You Matter
- Never Give Up
- Be Calm in Yourself
- Stand Up for Yourself
- You are a Superhero
- Believe in Yourself
- Be Brave
1. Love Who You Are-You Matter
Worthiness is a daily practice. I matter.
Educators often feel helpless that they didn't do enough.
argues that if you brought everything and did your best, you did all you could! Maiers
This daily affirmation is something we as educators need to do every day!
She shared a story of teachers using
postit affirmations in the bathroom and students asking if they could do that to. She likens it to a Wall of Worth!
2. Know Who You Are-And be calm in that
We need personal branding or owning our genius. You are a unique human being that is more that what you "Do"
You are a Brand. Your Story= Your Brand
Perfection is suspect. It is ok to be a
"hot mess" sometimes. None of us have it all together all the time. #WordsMatter
"What's Your Genius?" 4 year olds can do that!
"Give me 10"- 5 nouns associated with your future self
5 Verbs associated with your future self. "
Maiers, it looks like this:
If we don't tell our stury, then others will.
3. Be That: Today and Every Day
Are our schools promoting braveness or what the mission is EVERY day?
Where is the comfort level? Adding a "Courage Quotient" to dream audaciously and wonder boldly EVERY day! Am I acting on my dreams and pursuing our passions?
4. NEVER Give Up: Ever..
The reason we give up
is because we fear failure. The relationship with "F" starts very early. We need to help kids understand that you can and MUST be scared and brave at the same time!
She promotes this through her hashtag: #WeAreBraverTogether
What is YOUR hope in the new year?
We cannot pin our hopes and dreams on To-Do Lists!
Our worth is in our "To-Be" List
To be Brave...