This is the complete Teacher's Field Guide for Fierce Conversations.
This 233 page guide is composed of activities relating to the three Fierce ideas, seven Fierce principles, as well as four conversation models designed to transform you and your students into A+ conversationalists.
Idea 1: students will have the capability to recognize the signs in their relationships and conversations that need action. They will further learn how to take them to a place they want to be before the issues grow.
Idea 2: students will identify the role of conversations in their life and understand the importance of building healthy relationships.
Idea 3: students will understand that everyone has unique perspectives and beliefs, and will help them realize that one idea is not the only idea.
Principle 1: students will explore what it means to interrogate reality, and become aware that there are multiple and fluid realities.
Principle 2: students will be empowered to be their true authentic selves in conversations, regardless of who the conversation is with.
Principle 3: students will explores the power of being present in a conversation and giving someone their full attention when together.
Principle 4: students will gain the courage to tackle challenges in tough conversation and realize the benefit and importance of solving them now.
Principle 5: students will learn to understand what it means to pay attention to their instincts, how to accurately listen to their gut and what happens when they ignore their instincts.
Principle 6: students will be able to understand the positive and negative impact of their intentions in a conversation and how to identify their emotional triggers while empathizing with others.
Principle 7: students will learn how to recognize the importance of silence in a conversation and slowing down to listen.
Model 1 (Team): The beach ball model provides a structure in which everyone's learning is provoked, leading to deeper insights and learning about the topic at hand.
Model 2 (Coach): When you approach a conversation using the Mineral Rights model, you are drilling deep, going layer by layer staying with one topic, asking questions that move the conversation deeper to what's at the core.
Model 3 (Accountability): The Decision Tree is a marvelous tool for creating high levels of personal accountability. It gives you and the students a road map of clear expectations regarding responsibility for decisions.
Model 4 (Confront): The ability to confront effectively is an essential life skill for students to gain. They learn that if something must change in any part of their lives, they must take responsibility for extending the invitation to others to have the conversation that needs to take place.