Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today we continue to move through the second part of the book.
"Regardless of what we think we are teaching, we teach what we are."
-Branden: "For many children, school represents a second chance."
says a lot about the home
-There are so many great and caring teachers
I had my first when I was in college
-We are repeated sold this idea of the power of a good teacher
and we chase it
-the destructive leverage of the power-over system)
-the impact of even one bad teacher can "extinguish the fire"
-teachers' embrace of self esteem
-but do they by in large understand it?
-Carrots and sticks.
-High self-esteem: not into worst-case or warm and fluffy sense of self
but they ask the question: "what is? what exists?"
-Teachers With Low Esteem
-overdependent on approval from others
-teachers need to relate to that person from their vision of his/her value
know we tend to underestimate our inner resources
-What great teachers, parents, coaches have in common:
deep belief in the potential of the person
concern, and the ability to transmit that
-ARE RULES IMPOSED OR EXPLAINED?
-The distress kids bring to schools
-Every child has assets, teacher as "prospector looking for gold"
THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM
1. The Practice of Living Consciously
2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance
3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility
4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness
5. The Practice of Living Purposefully
6. The Practice of Personal Integrity
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New Radicals - "You Get What You Give"
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The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (pdf)