Podcast #282: Self-Esteem In the Schools (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 8)


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
-The distress kids bring to schools
-Every child has assets, teacher as "prospector looking for gold"

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

Bumper Music:
moe. - "Okay, Alright"
New Radicals - "You Get What You Give"

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The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (pdf)

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  1. Thinking interactively for more than 30 years now, since the dawn of interactive education capability, and spent many hours thinking about education and how it could be optimized for human performance.

    I ask that you consider thinking about the answer to the question that follows and write down what you believe to be the most open-minded answer you can provide, to date, being written down as a future reference indicator.

    “Just how much of a difference do you believe would be exhibited if all of us were taught how to think, shortly after learning how to speak?” (Not what to think, how to think, how to take in the information)

    Hint: Do keep in mind that to date… not one of us have been taught how to think, nor do any notice that at “graduation” we never received any classes in; Thinking, Thought, nor, How to Think, … conundrum.

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