In this episode, Dr. Elmore shares with us what he notices when he can feel a season of burnout coming and his exact strategies for tackling the symptoms and causes. He also describes, in detail, three shifts we can make in our thinking about classroom management to better serve our students and to help them to grow as leaders.
Dr. Tim Elmore is the Founder and President of Growing Leaders, a non-profit organization created to develop emerging leaders. He and his team equip secondary school students, college students and recent graduates from thousands of campuses across the US and around the world to think and act like authentic leaders. Since founding Growing Leaders, Tim has spoken to more than 500,000 students, coaches, teachers and parents. Tim’s expertise on the emerging generation and generational diversity has led to media coverage in The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, USA Today and The Washington Post. Tim is the author of more than 30 books, including the best-selling Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future, Habitudes®: Images that Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes and His latest book, entitled Marching Off the Map, released in July 2017.
Withdrawing from relationships that are the life-giving relationships that he needs
We should be running to them, but we’re running from them
Are you feeling so tired you can’t deal with your tired?
Remember the ‘Starving Baker’
Think, “What’s going to feed me?”
Events or conferences that will recharge
Fresh input through magazines
Go to mentors that don’t sap me, but fill me emotionally as well as intellectually
Doing something different is as good as a nap
Have “Think Time”
Turn it off and just think in the quiet
Find “Emotional Fuel”
Leaders run on emotional fuel
Intentional relationships that you bring into your life
Don’t let all relationships be solely accidental bring intentional relationships into your life
Mentor who can build you up
Models who are five steps ahead of you
Heroes (some dead, some alive) who you can look up to and admire the life they’ve lived
Inner circle - those people who you can let your hair down with and
Mentees keep you straight so you don’t mess up, they’re watching me
YOU ARE THE AVERAGE OF THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU HANG OUT WITH THE MOST.
Bring different types of mentors into your life who can help you grow:
Dr. Elmore has:
Shift Your Perspective
Don’t think control, think connect
Change Classroom Management to Classroom Connection
Build a Bridge, not a Wall
Don’t think Rules, Think Equations
Don’t just add to the rules
If you do this, this is the benefit
If you do this, this is the consequence
Make a trade off - up to you what you do, but you know what the result will be
Understanding before trying to be understood
Give students a chance to share their side of the
Check in, give
Don’t think Engagement, think Student Empowerment
I’m gonna get you engaged with my curriculum, my lesson plan
Empowerment = we get on board with what they want to do
What do you want to do?