Since the school working environment is filled with communication, I chose Positive Language as the first step because it encourages the teacher to LISTEN, in particular to themselves.
All developments come from working with yourself, and usually start by removing something.
Some of the effects of using Positive Language that you might notice are:
- You notice the effect that your thoughts and words are having on the people around you, i.e. the Pygmalion Effect.
- You hear your Inner Audio Loop, the voice that tells you to be wary, be careful, give up, etc. You learn how to use that information in a more constructive way.
- You become more aware of why people say what they do, and recognise the Drama Triangles that surround you, and detach from the worst of them.
- You can then begin to work on using the Positive Language that is needed to soften the Drama Triangles, and create the working environment in which change is possible.
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