A staff development opportunity for teachers
1- Helps you identify who you are. Who you are determines the effectiveness of what you do in your lifetime.
Activity: List the seven positive Character traits that those closest to you would describe you by.
2- Assist you in formulating your conclusions. Your conclusions are based on the total pool of experience over the years. As you observe those experiences you make interpretations. What you observe and come up with is a set of conclusions. Character is the filter that helps you build healthy conclusions.
Activity: Personal Time line. Reveals your perceptions in different points (years ) in your life span.
3- Helps you recognize proper place for feelings. Feelings, while important, are not always dependable. It helps to negotiate with your feelings from time to time. It’s easier to act your way into a feeling than feel your way into an action!
Activity: Perception Walk – When you wake in the AM and start your day off with “Boy am I depressed” it could get worse as the day moves forward.
4. Assist you in identifying what you believe and value. Those who are not clear about their values tend to negate everything that comes along.
Activity: Walnut jar with rice.
5. Helps you clarify your purpose in life. Life has many distractions and trivial pursuits that keep you from becoming all you can. People are either activity driven or purpose driven.
Activity: Define what matters most from the things that don’t really matter.
6. Helps develop an accurate and responsible self. The time permitted to examine the responsibility pays off. Count on responsibility being your greatest ally. A responsible person will stand out in today’s world as well as tomorrow’s.
Activity: How do you judge your worth?
7. Helps you see each painful experience as a character builder. Each obstacle is something to overcome. Each setback is only a temporary failure from helping you achieve your dreams and goals. Each experience in life is a lesson that waits for you to learn.
Activity: Lessons of Life Poem.