Success Zone Blog Posts:
Feedback is a conundrum and a contradiction. It is absolutely necessary for growth, yet it triggers the threat-based pathways in the brain that prevent acquisition and deep learning. Particularly feedback done poorly.
One question alone can help shift a feedback conversation from being awkward to gifting a real opportunity for learning…
Based on contemporary neuroscience, we suggest a model of two mind states: the blue zone – where we are at our best – and the red zone where we operate well below our full capabilities. In terms of our brain’s resources these two zones or mind states represent having our resources in the most modern parts of the brain, the blue zone, and having them in the more primitive parts, the red zone.
Teaching is a complex social activity, and while teacher training prepares teachers well around content expertise and delivery, very little is done to skill teachers in behaviour engagement. Behaviour engagement/management, in what is already a high-stress profession, remains one of the most significant stressors for teachers, yet little has been done systematically to solve the problem.
Rebuilding The Success Zone Website here...
Yep, I hate that "coming soon" and "under construction" thing too, but I don't want to break the link on my front page, and I promise to have the rebuild of my old www.thesuccesszone.com site right here on this page.
In the meantime, and to prove that the book still exists (in dwindling hard copy format, but untold electronic versions), here is the Amazon Link:
And the link to iTunes is here for those with an iDevice: https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/the-success-zone/id773529518?mt=11