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The Power of Positive Emotions: Nurturing Learning and Resilience in Young Students with Dr. Robert Brooks - Shared screen with speaker view
Alyse Eisenberg
21:26
Alyse Eisenberg-Dallas
Alex Quenan
21:37
Alex Quenan- Chicago
Evelyn Cordon
21:50
Evelyn Cordon - Newton, MA
Anna Hartman
23:03
Such great people here this evening! So happy to be together with you all!
Anna Hartman
26:20
—“I love these ideas but I am too stressed out to use them”
Anna Hartman
27:24
—Need to give ourselves, our students, and everyone some slack during these times.
Anna Hartman
27:36
—Self-compassion
Anna Hartman
28:06
—Body of research that looks at how we can do this
Anna Hartman
28:23
—Talking tonight about resilience and positive mindsets
Anna Hartman
28:56
—Key word is cope
Anna Hartman
29:49
—Tied to problem solving. Challenges therefore are not overwhelming but can be seen as problems to be solved.
Anna Hartman
34:45
—If teachers expect more success from a child, they get it. Article available on Bob’s website
Anna Hartman
35:04
—“resilient mindset”
Anna Hartman
35:48
—Characteristics of a resilient person? How does such a person see the world?
Anna Hartman
36:38
—One of first books was about school climate. If you would develop a school where everyone would want to be there and would be excited about learning, what characteristics would be key?
Anna Hartman
37:12
—“Of all the memories you have of school, what is one of your favorite memories that boosted your motivation, self-esteem, or dignity?”
Anna Hartman
37:26
—When you were asked to help out
Anna Hartman
38:18
—To be resilient you have to feel like you are making a positive difference
Anna Hartman
41:04
—How does a person develop these qualities?
Anna Hartman
44:57
—What theories does Bob feel resonates with Bob’s approach? Cites Shawn Achor, who has said that too often what we think is that success leads to happiness. (Certainly there is truth to that.) But the problem is that we have it backwards. It is not that S leads to H; rather, H leads to S. Instead, how can I first create happiness. Happiness is the experience of positive emotions—feelings of meaning and purpose. Happiness implies a positive mood in the present and a positive outlook for the future.
Anna Hartman
45:08
—Learning and the Brain
Anna Hartman
46:07
—Positive emotions, housed in a positive relationship.
Anna Hartman
46:32
—Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity
Anna Hartman
47:26
—Think of the classrooms in which we really felt alive
Anna Hartman
48:03
—Richard Davidson, impact of positive emotions in children
Anna Hartman
48:44
—Are there behaviors that activate parts of the brain that were not activated before?
Anna Hartman
49:48
—Remember this: there is great plasticity in the development of the brain.
Anna Hartman
50:13
—the very act of giving to others is much more powerful incentive that winning a game or earning a prize.
Anna Hartman
51:17
—20 minutes, twice a week, 12 weeks, kindness curriculum. Eg placing stickers in a kindness garden poster when they do an act of kindness.
Anna Hartman
51:45
“More empathy and kindness and ability to calm themselves down when upset”
Anna Hartman
52:07
—Practices in the curriculum equally useful for parents and teachers!
Anna Hartman
53:05
—Mindset of effective educators
Anna Hartman
53:48
—What helped you be successful, when coming from adverse settings?
Anna Hartman
54:00
—At least one adult who believed in me and stood by me.
Anna Hartman
54:18
—An adult from whom a child gathers strength
Anna Hartman
54:35
—Very often a teacher.
Anna Hartman
55:58
—Bon
Anna Hartman
56:51
—Who is a charismatic teacher in your life as a student?
Anna Hartman
57:07
—Do you use these memories to guide you in your teaching?
Anna Hartman
57:18
—Great conversation to have among faculty
Anna Hartman
58:04
—To be a “charismatic adult,” we need to have empathy.
Anna Hartman
58:37
—Thank you for your patience, everyone.
Anna Hartman
59:37
(What a great question to ask in a parent workshop)
Anna Hartman
01:00:09
—Some great empathy Qs here to help us reflect
Anna Hartman
01:00:57
—When you go into a classroom or do therapy or work with parents, what theory addresses guides you?
Anna Hartman
01:01:55
—Deci and Ryan’s self-determination theory. We all have needs. When met, you can bet that children will succeed and learn more effectively.
Anna Hartman
01:02:54
—Ha!
Anna Hartman
01:04:02
—What could a teacher or admin do to make me feel welcome? Greet me by name. Smile.
Anna Hartman
01:04:20
—“I think she has paralysis of the mouth” ;)
Anna Hartman
01:04:55
—Theory of Positive Greetings at the Door; research shows that this dramatically increases learning and decreases negative behavior
Anna Hartman
01:05:06
—4 Needs: 1. The need to belong and feel connected (and welcome!)
Anna Hartman
01:05:55
2. The need for self-determination. What input and choices fo all members of the school community feel they have?
Anna Hartman
01:06:14
(How can you be intrinsically motivated if you feel you are always being told what to do?)
Anna Hartman
01:07:49
—3. The need to feel competent.
Anna Hartman
01:08:13
(Islands of competence. Genius approach to parent-teacher conferences)
Anna Hartman
01:09:20
—anyone else laughing as loudly as I am?
Anna Hartman
01:10:22
—Unconventional Wisdom by Rabbi Reuven Elkins
Anna Hartman
01:11:13
—Hallway display of islands of competence
Anna Hartman
01:14:20
—4. The need to feel a sense of purpose and meaning; and engage in what I call contributory activities.
Anna Hartman
01:14:51
Questions?
Anna Hartman
01:15:11
You can raise a hand and we can unmute you
Ellen Dietrick
01:16:29
contact@drrobertbrooks.com
Anna Hartman
01:16:40
If there are oceans of despair, surely there are islands of competence
Anna Hartman
01:17:35
—Activates parts of the brain that have to do with wellbeing
Anna Hartman
01:20:46
—Strength based approach does not mean ignoring negative feelings.
Anna Hartman
01:21:12
—A lot of us are scared (validate and normalize); but a lot of people are trying to help/fix
Anna Hartman
01:21:37
—What will help us to be less worried (or scared or sad)?
Anna Hartman
01:23:53
—Raising a thinking child, Myrna Shore. 3 and 4 year olds can tell you what can be of help.
Alyse Eisenberg
01:25:57
We got a lot out of it!!!
Alexa Pomales
01:27:22
thanks and will share with colleagues
Anna Hartman
01:27:41
—Raising Resilient Children book
Anna Hartman
01:27:51
*Great as book group for parents
Anna Hartman
01:28:07
Erev tov!
Alyse Eisenberg
01:28:13
Thank you!!!