The Elephant in the Classroom

Design Your Identity

January 15, 2021 Nick Esposito Season 1 Episode 1
The Elephant in the Classroom
Design Your Identity
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The Elephant in the Classroom
Design Your Identity
Jan 15, 2021 Season 1 Episode 1
Nick Esposito

In the classroom, our identity is what guides us and is the thing that helps us make our unique impact. For Pixar, the making of Toy Story helped them discover the importance of forging an identity.

Class Notes:

1.) New teachers can become disillusioned when success doesn't come right away. This disconnect between their fantasy and reality leads to anxiety, dread and burnout.

2.) Teachers then look at successful teachers, read teaching blogs, follow IG teachers and try to copy them. "If they can do it, I can do it." 

3.) That is a good strategy. After all, teaching is a beg, borrow and steal business. BUT that only works if...

4.) You remember what makes YOU successful as a person. What are your passions? What are your talents? What is the good that you want to make in the world? 

5.) Your identity must fuel the direction you take in your classroom. Your identity guides you to your style, strategies and what to steal from others. 

6.) We often think that working hard leads to our inspiration. But in fact it is the inspiration that empowers our hard work to be impactful.

 

Show Notes

In the classroom, our identity is what guides us and is the thing that helps us make our unique impact. For Pixar, the making of Toy Story helped them discover the importance of forging an identity.

Class Notes:

1.) New teachers can become disillusioned when success doesn't come right away. This disconnect between their fantasy and reality leads to anxiety, dread and burnout.

2.) Teachers then look at successful teachers, read teaching blogs, follow IG teachers and try to copy them. "If they can do it, I can do it." 

3.) That is a good strategy. After all, teaching is a beg, borrow and steal business. BUT that only works if...

4.) You remember what makes YOU successful as a person. What are your passions? What are your talents? What is the good that you want to make in the world? 

5.) Your identity must fuel the direction you take in your classroom. Your identity guides you to your style, strategies and what to steal from others. 

6.) We often think that working hard leads to our inspiration. But in fact it is the inspiration that empowers our hard work to be impactful.