Come Out from Behind Yourself Into the Conversation and Make it Real.
At one time or another, most of us have projected images we imagine others desire of us. We've been doing it since we were old enough to know that our behavior, our words, what we think and feel can please or disappoint, bring praise or disapproval, and meet or challenge others' expectations of us.
It takes courage to come out from behind ourselves and into our conversations, including those in our classrooms, and make them real. It may seem easier or safer to project the images we imagine others expect of us, with a parent, spouse, neighbor, or administrator. But it is actually the unreal, inauthentic conversations that should concern us, as they cost us dearly. Consider what is at stake for you and your students when the conversations in your classroom remain one way, superficial, inauthentic.
This bundle includes three introductory activities to Fierce Conversations, as well as three activities that take roughly 20 minutes each to complete. Principle 2 empowers students to be their true authentic selves in conversations, regardless of who the conversation is with.