Mahan Khalsa () describes what he calls “yellow lights” in sales, but I see them regularly appear in my classes and in my relationships with students. He says that yellow lights are signals that the customer can buy something that doesn`t give them the results they want or expect; so they don`t have the right to buy; or it can`t buy us, but these signals may be that a student is disrespectful and doesn`t shop in what you hoped in the learning environment is also a form of yellow lights. In summary, we can summarize this article: we all have the power to respect these four agreements if we try to do so. Be immaculate with your word, you will never regret it. Try to do your best not to take what others think personally. Don`t forget it`s THEM, not YOU! Having given more thought to our conversation and what I would like to say to the students of the first year (or really every year), I see strong parallels with the principles well presented in the book The Four Accords () and teaching. We can show our character to students by giving meaningful and moral feedback. We can be kind at the heart of our teaching. Our audit scoring practices can also be fair and honest.
Take a look at your vocabulary. Frequent phrases may have connotations or roots that you have not realized what can be hurtful or embarrassing for students or colleagues. One way to be inclusive is to learn a person`s pronouns or use gender-neutral pronouns when they are not safe (for example. B her/her). You can share your own pronouns in places like your email signature line to help others feel comfortable, share theirs without forcing them to. Another way to be respectful is to replace insensitive language (sexist, ageist or referencing a racial, ethnic or religious group) in your vocabulary. While, in some circumstances, certain terms are accepted, there are many times when the use of a word or term can be offensive. [Remembrance] Which of the four chords is the most resonant with you if you want to teach well? [/memory] Get a growth mentality. If we have a firm attitude about ourselves or our students, we make assumptions about knowledge and skills that may be defective. What preconceived ideas do you have about your students? A 2019 article showed that teachers who believe students` skills are fixed showed greater differences in racial performance and less motivation for students in their courses (Canning, Muenks, Green, Murphy, 2019).
No matter how far you get on the academic path, it`s important to never stop learning. Self-reflection on your strengths, weaknesses, failures and goals is a key action to maintain a growth mentality. The appeal of using the four agreements as a consultation tool is their purity and simplicity. There is no complicated language, no artifice, no endless list of things to remember. These four common sense principles provide a simple framework that can help us all move and adapt to life in a more adaptive and functional way. Have you heard of the four agreements? I also did not have until I attended a conference where the speaker shared them with the public. When I came back from the conference, I immediately ordered the book on Amazon. In the first part of this 2-part video, we learn how the “domestication” of men and how all the rules and values of our family and society are imposed on us by a system of punishment and reward. As young children, our true nature is to love and be happy, to explore and enjoy life; We are absolutely authentic. But then we learn to be what others think we should, and because it`s not normal that we are who we are, we start pretending we`re not what we`re not. When we are teenagers, we have learned to judge ourselves, to punish ourselves and to reward ourselves after agreements that we have never chosen.