January 1, 2020 by Julia Rose
This next stage (Stage 2) on The Path of Progress™ is: "Self Awareness."
Because knowing what WE bring to our interactions is key for trauma-informed teaching.
Our energy, our attitudes, our beliefs, our projections, our experiences. All of this influences how we show up and how we “see” our kiddos.
Oh, and for the record… Being “self-aware” isn’t just about being “woke.” In fact, you can be fairly woke and not have an ounce of self-awareness. Being woke requires knowing about certain lived experiences and cultural truths that exist in our society today. Being self-aware requires being connected to who you are, how you feel and what experiences live inside your body and mind.
So, I named Stage 2: "Self-Awareness." Because in order for us to show up for our students with compassion, agility, thoughtfulness and intention, we have to be able to identify what emotional “stuff” we are carrying around or are harboring inside.
So, if you're wanting to track where YOU are in Stage 2: Self-Awareness, take a look at each of these sub-stages to determine where you are today and where you'll be moving to next:
I think this week’s episode will give you a lot to think about, and will hopefully have you asking yourself some important questions about what you, personally, bring to your classroom and your interactions.
In it, you’ll learn…
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