Posts Tagged ‘Commitment-Energy-Engagement’

SMART Strengths & LIFT Question 3: Michael thinks about others.

The third question that LIFT suggests to become a positive force in any situation is, “How do others feel about the situation?” As human beings, we are capable of caring for others because we care for others, not just to promote own interests. However, it is easy to slip out of this state and start to […]

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SMART Strengths & LIFT – Question 2

This is the second in a series of posts about combining SMART Strengths and Lift: Becoming a Positive Force in Any Situation by Ryan and Robert Quinn. LIFT offers four questions that, if asked and answered conscientiously can help us become a positive force in any situation. The four questions are: What result do I […]

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Sustaining through a Personal Appreciative Approach

Over the last few posts, we have looked at research indicating the importance of detaching from demanding jobs on a daily basis in order to sustain well-being and commitment, energy and engagement with the work. Teaching is such a demanding job. The question, however, is not “How  can teachers detach?” The question is how can […]

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Detachment: “It shouldn’t be this hard!”

Our last post was the third in a series (1, 2) on how teachers can sustain commitment, energy and engagement throughout a school year. In it, we suggested three action steps (keeping a log of what works, disengagement rituals, and other people matter). We included a couple of more suggestions in our newsletter. This week, […]

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