Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Vision and the Poverty Brain in the Classroom

What is your vision of your classroom?
What vision did you have of your future life when you were a child or teen?
Who helped you achieve your dreams?  What did they do?

Vision is our expectations of our own future.  It brings people hope and satisfaction to work towards something.  The gutsy goals we discussed earlier, is all part of developing a vision.

How:
   **Set goals with steps to accomplish them.
   **Help students refine dreams by learning how to think about the end result.  Where do they want to be later in life.
   **Playing music in the classroom that encourages thoughts of making it.  Ideas: Rocky Theme, Unbelievable.
   **Teach envisioning strategies dealing with self talk and how to see what it takes to be what or where they want to be.