personality style

Celebrate the Introvert

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Worried about a Student Who is an Introvert? One of the most common misconceptions about personality styles is the difference between being shy and being an introvert. It’s not really the same thing. Shyness is often rooted in fear and anxiety while introversion is a type of personality style that has certain characteristics, most notably…

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Taking the Stress out of Holiday Giving

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Holiday Giving and the 5 Love Languages Do you feel like your children or students have a case of the “Christmas gimmies?” Is “no” fast becoming  your most used word during the holiday season? Are you rushed and stressed already about shopping and hosting family events? The holiday season is here and as usual there…

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Teaching the Perfectionist

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Personality Style and Perfectionism Is there a student in your class who is an over the top perfectionist? Does everything have to be just so? Do they fall apart when there is the slightest mistake? This is a student who may fall into the C personality style. According to the DISC personality program, there are…

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Teaching the High Energy Child

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The High Energy Student Is there a student in your class who is the energizer bunny?  Always moving… always talking? Is your student a bundle of energy and curiosity, moving from one activity to another but never completing anything? Does your child love interaction and being in the center of attention? Then you are probably…

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Personality Style and Motivation

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Wondering how to motivate different personalities? It’s a new school year and you have spent hours setting up your classroom, attending meetings on the latest and  greatest technology and getting your lesson plans in order. You are ready for the kiddos to arrive with parents in tow so you can orient everyone to your system…

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Why we should celebrate not worry about introverts

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Six Reasons to Celebrate Introverts In parenting classes, I often hear concerns about children who are introverts. Parents worry that they won’t make friends, won’t be successful and will be unhappy throughout their lives. In the book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, the author, Susan Cain puts these…

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