Until you develop and use tone skills in class – bullying will persist.
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The opposite is also true though – tone builds goodwill with those who differ. Both bullies and builders in class become aware of how to prevent and avoid bullying, as well as how to assist team builders - using new neuro discoveries.
Tone tools in this kit will help you build a stronger community
where learners disagree while cultivating goodwill with those who differ. The learning tasks included in this kit will enable students to build across diversity and at the same time facilitate learning from opposing views on any topic. As learners research and communicate together with tone tools they will gain tone skills to affirm, thank, differ, ask, and inspire.
The kit offers practical learning tools to affirm another person’s thoughts
before sharing one's own views on the other side. Learners will practice tactics to show how they really heard, sorted, and valued another’s perspective, even when they differ.
Find tools in this kit to help learners thank people for different ideas presented
and show how they’ve tried to apply them practically or consider them further. Tone tools in this kit will enable learners to toss their own ideas into the ring in thoughtful ways that show and explain differences they see.
The tone toolkit teaches students to share personal experiences respectfully
as another angle to think about together – rather than as a need to replace any original ideas that were presented. Tone tools remind learners to stir and learn from diverse sides of all issues, in ways that value and welcome innovative alternatives.
In these tone tools, students gain expertise as they ask two footed questions
… rather than offer their own opinion too quickly. Tone tools foster questions that actively engage others by activating the whole brain. For instance, learners will be encouraged to pose questions such as: Have you thought about…? What if…? Could another possibility be …?
Tone tools included here enable students to add unique ideas to the mix in ways that inspire confidence for genuine discovery.
Students practice skills to actively participate in good discussions rather that try to topple other’s pivotal points. They are encouraged to ensure they support their best ideas with concrete examples so that peers also benefit from unique possibilities presented.
Watch disagreement become both a potent art and science
that draws together valued differences in your learning community. When learners face tough or controversial issues, they will benefit most from tone tools used here to disagree while building goodwill among those who differ.
When learners become more beware of how to recognize and fend off those subtle barbs from bullies
they hone tools to disagree.
Without question, tone takes on different shapes in different settings,
and yet tone tools can lead to growth in most arenas.
As social media influences increase
, online tone tools included in this kit, become even more critical than ever too.
Students can survey their tone skills to identify strengths
, and find weaker areas that need work.
Using these tone tools, learning propels from disagreements that cause conflicts into strategies to embrace opposite angles.
See controversial issues as a way to learn from wider perspectives.
Learners who tended in past to avoid disagreements by running from conflict
… will especially enjoy tone tools where differences become dividends. Those who already disagree well, will prosper from neuro-related tone tools here to help others engage diversity for wider possibilities.
Einstein put it this way
… “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment.”
Watch your students develop capabilities to form new opinions,
based on using tone tools to consider the other sides.
Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials
will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.
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