Keeping Yourself Positive During Challenging Times - Education - topic
"Keeping Yourself Positive During Challenging Times”
Type of Presentation: Keynote or Breakout
Life in school and life in general have one thing in common. Both have challenging times. Our goal is not to eliminate problems and challenges, but to learn how to deal with them in a calm and effective manner. As motivational speaker Mike Patrick says, "The problem is not the issue, the issue is how you deal with the problem."
Keeping oneself positive is a skill -- and one that is imperative in education. Students, parents, and the public constantly bombard us with things that severely test our positivity. Rising above those day to day challenges takes a concerted effort but it is possible. It is a skill that can be nurtured and mastered, and this workshop is a "how to" session for doing just that. It includes methods for exercising patience and maintaining a calm and focused demeanor, especially when things get heated.
Educators who master the art of "personal positivity" don't have fewer challenges than others, they just handle them differently. An added bonus: They greatly reduce the number of self-induced problems.