July 2010 Archive
Education, education, education. Would you like to have known what you know now when you were at school? The more effective our education of children becomes the longer they, and all of society will reap those benefits. One important element in the transference of knowledge is to understand how people think and then produce behaviour and recognising that everyone is a little different. This is just a part of what NLP can offer.
Whilst many teachers can adapt to individual learning styles, many don’t and presuppose that their students know how to learn without offering them alternative approaches.
In addition because teachers (like parents) are working with children and young adults who are impressionable, students can take things personally and assume something is wrong with themselves or even decide something about themselves which then limits them in some way through the rest of their lives. They can start to devalue learning and school or, they start to believe that they are dumb or a bad student. All of this can also hinder and restrict the success we have in our adult lives. To an extent this is an unavoidable part of the growing up process, but with a better and broader understanding of thinking patterns and behaviour the degree to which this occurs can be limited.
So what are some of the specifics that can be adopted from the NLP tool kit to assist educators?
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