The Powerful Classroom
This workshop is designed for educators who want:
- to be powerful in dealing with scarce resources and increased objectives,
- to have better relationships with administrators, students, parents and colleagues,
- to participate powerfully in their schools as leaders and followers.
Powerful classrooms emerge from the understanding that power is the ability to get what you want, without dependence upon and not at the expense of another.
Power is not—
- aggressive and violent,
- controlling of others,
“Superior power is never powerful, thus it has power.” -Lao Tzu
The keys to personal power are influence and personal responsibility. Together we will create an experiential community of practice using real situations from your own classrooms and school to address issues of power. Building upon abilities of congruence, empathy, and unconditional positive regard developed by Carl R. Rogers you achieved from Mastering Relationships & Restorative Practices in Common Core Classrooms, you will understand how you use power when you have it, how you respond to power when you do not have it, and how to teach responsibility to your students.
3 days (see Calendar for scheduled dates)
Prerequisite: Mastering Relationships & Restorative Practices in the Classroom
Pre-work: Review reflective journal, come with situations involving power from your work life.