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Teaching
 from my StrengthsTM

           
     An online workshop introducing
An Appreciative Inquiry Renewal Inter...
About Myself
            
I run my own consulting practice,
Trailblazer Associates International,
established in 200...
I’ve applied AI in these settings:
            
 Culture Development in Merger,
 Integration and Re-structuring sett...
Now over to you...
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Tell us something about yourself:
  Your name
  The country you’re hailing from
  The...
Scope
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Working Agreements
Our Learning Intent
Appreciative Inquiry...at a glance
Teaching, Learning and
Refr...
Dual Learning Intent
          
The Rational Aim:
  To share about
  the application
  of AI in a
  renewal
  interv...
Dual Learning Intent
             
The Experiential
Aim:
 To be energised
 by the experience
 of looking afresh
 at ...
Our Working Arrangements
         
1 Conversation at
a Time

Introduce yourself each time you speak,
so that everyon...
Appreciative Inquiry...at a glance
        
5 key
principles
Not
deficit-
focused



         Noel E K Tan, 2009. All...
Educational Practice, Learning & Reframing
                
     The essence of traditional educational
     practic...
Educational Practice, Learning & Reframing
                  to the
    Various aspects of learning theory point
   ...
Educational Practice, Learning & Reframing
               
     If these are true for the learner, then
     what mo...

Burnout & Disillusionment




          Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
Educational Practice, Learning & Reframing
                
     Reframing - to change
     perspectives to gain new...
Key Questions:
         
What Strengths do I bring to my
educational practice that make me an
effective teacher?
Wha...
Key Tools
        
Discovery
Dream
Design
Destiny




            Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
Discovering the Best of What is
          
 Focus: Bringing what’s excellent and
 admirable about your practice into...
Discovery Questions
           
When you think of the Teachers/Learning &
Development professionals who had a deep
p...
Discovery Questions
           
Recall 1 high-point in your time as a Teacher/
Learning & Development professional t...
Discovery Questions
         
What do you most admire in the epeople
you presently work with? (You may wish
to inclu...
Discovery Questions
             Teacher/
When you think about being an even better
Learning & Development professio...
Dream what might be
         
Focus: Developing a
compelling image of
your ideal future
Identify what brings
you ful...
Dream what might be
               
Imagine and describe your
ideal, most desired future
state for yourself as an
ed...
Dream what might be
         
 What new capacities
would you have that
help you do the
above?
Who’s with you in
this...
Designing what could be
          
Focus: Seizing opportunities, finding
leverage points, cultivating allies and
netw...
Designing what could be
            
On a timeline, plot
out opportunities
that will emerge in the
next 18 - 24 mont...
Destiny: Innovating what Will Be
                 
Focus: Identifying
Courses of Action &
Accountability Partners
Li...
Destiny: Innovating what Will Be
            
                  EASY                                  HARD
I
M
     ...
Destiny: Innovating what Will Be
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Identify someone who
can be your
accountability
partner on this
journ...
Closing Reflections
        
What do you remember from our
time together?
What were you struck by?
What does that mea...
Appreciative Acknowledgements
         
You for participating and sharing
My teachers and mentors
My student-teacher...
Contacting me:
 

     noel@go-trailblazer.com



            philosopherking69




 Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights ...
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  1. 1. Teaching from my StrengthsTM  An online workshop introducing An Appreciative Inquiry Renewal Intervention for Educators and Learning and Development Professionals  World AI Conference 2009, Nepal 17 Nov 2009, 1300 hrs Kathmandu time Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. About Myself  I run my own consulting practice, Trailblazer Associates International, established in 2001 I am an International Association of Facilitators-Certified Professional Facilitator (IAF-CPF) I was a high school teacher for 6 years before starting my current practice For the past 6 years, I have also been teaching and supervising student-teachers at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. I’ve applied AI in these settings:  Culture Development in Merger, Integration and Re-structuring settings Strategic Planning Team-building for management teams Coaching Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. Now over to you...  Tell us something about yourself: Your name The country you’re hailing from The work that you do Your intended takeaway from this workshop Your gift to the group Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. Scope  Working Agreements Our Learning Intent Appreciative Inquiry...at a glance Teaching, Learning and Reframing Key Tools Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6. Dual Learning Intent  The Rational Aim: To share about the application of AI in a renewal intervention. Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. Dual Learning Intent  The Experiential Aim: To be energised by the experience of looking afresh at our experience through a positive lens. Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. Our Working Arrangements  1 Conversation at a Time Introduce yourself each time you speak, so that everyone knows who’s speaking Any others that you might want to add? Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9. Appreciative Inquiry...at a glance  5 key principles Not deficit- focused Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10. Educational Practice, Learning & Reframing  The essence of traditional educational practice: Improving by targeting weaknesses To facilitate learning is an invitation to collaborate Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  11. 11. Educational Practice, Learning & Reframing  to the Various aspects of learning theory point importance of positive emotions for the learner. Eg: Robert Marzano’s Dimensions of Learning: Dimension 1: Attitudes and Perceptions Renate and Geoffrey Caine’s 5th Principle of Brain/Mind Learning: Emotions are critical to patterning Social-Emotional Learning & Emotional Intelligence research Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  12. 12. Educational Practice, Learning & Reframing  If these are true for the learner, then what more for the educator? Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  13. 13.  Burnout & Disillusionment Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  14. 14. Educational Practice, Learning & Reframing  Reframing - to change perspectives to gain new meaning AI as a reframing tool for one’s practice as a Teacher/Learning & Development professional Strengths-based approach Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  15. 15. Key Questions:  What Strengths do I bring to my educational practice that make me an effective teacher? What do I excel in when I’m teaching or training? Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  16. 16. Key Tools  Discovery Dream Design Destiny Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  17. 17. Discovering the Best of What is  Focus: Bringing what’s excellent and admirable about your practice into your foreground Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  18. 18. Discovery Questions  When you think of the Teachers/Learning & Development professionals who had a deep positive impact on you, what qualities come to mind? What emotions do you feel in your recollection? (You may include memories of your student days) Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  19. 19. Discovery Questions  Recall 1 high-point in your time as a Teacher/ Learning & Development professional that you are especially proud of. Why did you choose this high point over others? What strengths are revealed about yourself? Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  20. 20. Discovery Questions  What do you most admire in the epeople you presently work with? (You may wish to include both your colleagues, school leaders and even your students) Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  21. 21. Discovery Questions  Teacher/ When you think about being an even better Learning & Development professional in future, what are: your present qualities that you want to see amplified, and where relevant, the desired qualities you want to develop? Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  22. 22. Dream what might be  Focus: Developing a compelling image of your ideal future Identify what brings you fulfillment in your role as a Teacher/Learning & Development professional Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  23. 23. Dream what might be  Imagine and describe your ideal, most desired future state for yourself as an educator (professionally and personally) Remember the 4-5 things you do best in your role that you uncovered in the Discovery stage? Would you still be doing these in your ideal future? If so, how? If not, what other things would you be doing best? Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  24. 24. Dream what might be  What new capacities would you have that help you do the above? Who’s with you in this ideal future? Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  25. 25. Designing what could be  Focus: Seizing opportunities, finding leverage points, cultivating allies and networks, building networks. Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  26. 26. Designing what could be  On a timeline, plot out opportunities that will emerge in the next 18 - 24 months. Which of these can you best employ your strengths and qualities to seize? What values will help guide your actions? Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  27. 27. Destiny: Innovating what Will Be  Focus: Identifying Courses of Action & Accountability Partners List things you could begin doing to: seize those opportunities you identified in the Design phase and plot them in a simple 2x2 grid as found in the next slide. Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  28. 28. Destiny: Innovating what Will Be  EASY HARD I M HIGH P A C LOW T EASE OF IMPLEMENTATION Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  29. 29. Destiny: Innovating what Will Be  Identify someone who can be your accountability partner on this journey. Make a commitment to share with this person soon, so that he or she can keep you accountable for your goals and action. Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  30. 30. Closing Reflections  What do you remember from our time together? What were you struck by? What does that mean for you? What might be your first step? Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  31. 31. Appreciative Acknowledgements  You for participating and sharing My teachers and mentors My student-teachers, especially the Critical Friends Group who meet regularly Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
  32. 32. Contacting me:  noel@go-trailblazer.com philosopherking69 Noel E K Tan, 2009. All Rights Reserved.
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