Solution Weekly: October 23-29, 2022

Posted by Brenda Yoho

Courage

What does it mean to have courage? What does it look like in the workplace? How do you describe an individual who has courage? I believe standing up for what you believe in is one way of showing courage, especially when it is not the popular thing to do. Courage allows you to put aside your fear of failure and take the first steps. Courage helps you overcome the fear of rejection and will enable you to attempt things that you have not tried before, despite your fear of looking foolish.

How do you respond or react?

As situations in your day transpire, do you react or respond? What is the difference? Do you have time during your day to think about your interactions? While driving down the interstate today, I looked at the sign flashing on the bridge. It said, “Stay calm and avoid road rage.” I paused for a minute and thought, is everyone reading this as they go by? Do we have a lot of road rage?

Instructional Strategies

Instructional strategies lead to student engagement, build interest, sustain persistence, and support self-regulation and a sense of belonging. And when students feel that they belong, their engagement increases and they are more willing to participate in small group discussions, persevere through challenges, defend their thinking, reason through the review of others, and make connections.

Compounding

As a teacher and principal, I loved to add to the vocabulary of the students I served. Enriching the minds and language of others is always important. As I experienced my brain injury and began my recovery, understanding how to continue to work on these skills daily is an essential part of life.

Compounding is the process by which we add interest to a fixed sum, which then earns interest on the previous sum and the newly added interest, then earns interest on that amount, and so on ad infinitum. It is an exponential effect rather than a linear or additive effect. Money is not the only thing that compounds.

Inspiration, Motivation and Reflection

Every week and each day, we will find thoughts, ideas, places, and stories to make our hearts sing. It is always important to face each moment with a heart full of joy no matter the storm as we find the way through.

"I only have 2 rules!"
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