Positive Thinking for Teachers


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helpful tips for teachers to develop positive thinking and positive attitude for better classroom management and better teaching skills.

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Positive Thinking for Teachers

  1. 1. P+O+S+I+T+I+V+E THINKING "A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." - Mahatma GandhimnRAJU
  2. 2. How are you?Terrible. Useless. Confused. Dead.Betrayed. On the verge of death.About to break down. About to die. I’m good.Broken. Crushed. Lost. Empty.Dying. Defeated. Bitter. Lonely.Rejected. Dejected. Frustrated.Destroyed. Awful. Cheated. Alone.Not good enough. In the gutter. Lost. mnRAJU
  3. 3. Positive Thinking What is Positive Thinking? Can it be cultivated? Why should it be cultivated? How can it be cultivated? mnRAJU
  4. 4. What is Positive Thinking? Training one’s mind  to become aware of its thoughts  to anticipate happiness, health, success in all circumstances  to voluntarily admit thoughts, words, images conducive to positive results  to use circumstances that will positively impact life mnRAJU
  5. 5. What is Positive Thinking? A young lady looked in the mirror one morning. She had three remaining hairs on her head, and being a positive soul, she said, "I think Ill braid my hair today.“ So she braided her three hairs, and she had a great day. Some days later, looking in the mirror one morning, she saw that she had only two hairs remaining. "Hmm, two hairs... I fancy a centre parting today." She duly parted her two hairs, and as ever, she had a great day. A week or so later, she saw that she had just one hair left on her head. "One hair huh...," she mused, "I know a pony-tail will be perfect." And again she had a great day. The next morning she looked in the mirror. She was completely bald. “ Finally bald huh," she said to herself, "How wonderful! I wont have to waste time doing my hair any more.” It is important for us to always think positive. mnRAJU
  6. 6. We are what we think! As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. - Proverbs 23:7 The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. - John Milton mnRAJU
  7. 7. Positive Thinking What is Positive Thinking? Can it be cultivated? Why should it be cultivated? How can it be cultivated? mnRAJU
  8. 8. Can it be Cultivated? Cross your arms as you normally would. Look down to see which one is on top. Cross your arms again with the other arm on top. Is it difficult? It is. Habits - good or bad - are difficult to break. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act...its a habit.” - mnRAJU
  9. 9. Positive Thinking What is Positive Thinking? Can it be cultivated? Why should it be cultivated? How can it be cultivated? mnRAJU
  10. 10. Why to cultivate it?What liesbehind usand whatlies beforeus are tinymatterscompared towhat lieswithin us. - RW Emerson mnRAJU
  11. 11. Why to Cultivate it? Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because yourmnRAJU
  12. 12. Positive Thinking What is Positive Thinking? Can it be cultivated? Why should it be cultivated? How can it be cultivated? mnRAJU
  13. 13. How to inculcate it? Positive attitude Attitude of gratitude Positive affirmations Find Happiness within Positive sense of humor Read/watch/speak positive things mnRAJU
  14. 14. Positive Attitude 100A T T I T U D E1 20 20 9 20 21 4 5 mnRAJU
  15. 15. Attitude decides Altitude  Optimism vs Pessimism You can complain that roses have thorns or rejoice that thorns have roses.  If winter comes, can spring be far behind?  Difficulty vs suffering mnRAJU
  16. 16. Activity - 1 Recall one trouble making student in your class List a few good things about him/ her Share with class mnRAJU
  17. 17. Activity - 2 Pair with someone you know little about Converse for five minutes  Share positive strengths, accomplishments, thoughts, experiences, hopes, dreams etc Form small groups of two pairs each Introduce partner to group Debrief mnRAJU
  18. 18. Attitude of Gratitude Find reasons to be glad Positive attitude in any circumstances Positive attitude is contagious . mnRAJU
  19. 19. Find Reasons to be Glad mnRAJU
  20. 20. Activity - 3 Are you grateful to be alive? (I complained because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.) One grateful thought can change an entire day, an entire life. I am lucky because I don’t need ... (practice with ‘made up’ situations) mnRAJU
  21. 21. Positive Affirmations The mind finds the opportunities and circumstances it hopes to Ifind. am LUCKY I am CAPABLE I am BEAUTIFUL I am FEARLESS I am WISE I am LOVED I am RESPECTED I am BLESSED mnRAJU
  22. 22. I enjoyevery momentof my life. mnRAJU
  23. 23. I love myself just as I am. mnRAJU
  24. 24. All I need is already within me. mnRAJU
  25. 25. I am blessed and I am grateful. mnRAJU
  26. 26. I love life. Life loves me. mnRAJU
  27. 27. I radiatelove and happiness. mnRAJU
  28. 28. I work hard with integrity. mnRAJU
  29. 29. I am capableand creative. mnRAJU
  30. 30. I am filled with energy. mnRAJU
  31. 31. I am kindand sympathetic. mnRAJU
  32. 32. My life is filled with joy. mnRAJU
  33. 33. I setgoodexamples. mnRAJU
  34. 34. I don’t get angry. mnRAJU
  35. 35. I live withpassion and purpose mnRAJU
  36. 36. Today is anew beginning. mnRAJU
  37. 37. I take time to laugh everyday. mnRAJU
  38. 38. Everyone loves me. mnRAJU
  39. 39. I give love andget back love multiplied. mnRAJU
  40. 40. Everything I do turns into success. mnRAJU
  41. 41. Everything is working for my good. mnRAJU
  42. 42. Good thingshappening to me. mnRAJU
  43. 43. I am successfulin whatever I do. mnRAJU
  44. 44. Wonderful things are flowing into my life. mnRAJU
  45. 45. Happiness is always with me. mnRAJU
  46. 46. Happiness is inmy body, heart and soul. mnRAJU
  47. 47. I am fun to be with. mnRAJU
  48. 48. I help peopleachieve more. mnRAJU
  49. 49. I amgetting better every day. mnRAJU
  50. 50. Everything isgetting better every day. mnRAJU
  51. 51. Life brings tome only goodexperiences. mnRAJU
  52. 52. I am at peace with myself. mnRAJU
  53. 53. Happiness is Within  Diamonds within you!  W you sow, so you hat reap  Develop self-worth  Problems are opportunities  Everyday is a miracle  Identify Automatic Negative Triggers mnRAJU
  54. 54. Activity - 4Crush yourcalamity mnRAJU
  55. 55. Activity - 5 Form groups of 8 to 10 Write notes of one to two positive sentences about another person in the group. Hand over the notes. Read out loud to the whole group, and validate with clapping and praise (or they can be kept private and shared only with the individual they are intended for) Ensure everyone gets the same number of notes to avoid favoritism. mnRAJU
  56. 56. Activity - 6 Discuss how a teacher can promote the full potentiality of a student? Discuss how a teacher can handle a difficult student by motivating with positive thoughts? mnRAJU
  57. 57. Activity - 7 Paste a card on the backs of participants Participants go around Everyone writes on the card positive comments about their colleagues Card can be preserved as a memento mnRAJU
  58. 58. Positive Thinking for Teachers In every class, look for positive opportunities To every student, offer praise liberally In every lecture, seek a new interesting idea With every friend, discuss a new idea With every colleague, share a thought With yourself, keep a list of your goals Be full of positive thoughts and actions mnRAJU
  59. 59. Jumbletry and fail,Try to tryfail fail don’t fail to try.don’t and mnRAJU
  60. 60. Activity - 8 The world would be a better place tomorrow because … One thing I like about my friends is … Cooperation is important because … My best friend can be counted on to … One thing I would like to teach everyone is to … A person I learnt a lot from is … I like being with people who … mnRAJU
  61. 61. Five Tips for Positive Thoughts Begin the day with a smile Count your blessings. Accept challenges Quit worrying Love yourself mnRAJU
  62. 62. Developing a Positive Attitude Find the good in everything Focus only on the good things Believe all ends well Believe in what you are doing Do not wait for happiness Discover your purpose  know what you expect from yourself & prioritize  know what you aspire to possess (honesty, philanthropy, tolerance etc) mnRAJU
  63. 63. Positive Teacher Attitude perceive yourself as effective believe all your students can learn see the big picture and broad purpose focus on the child, not just the numbers set a positive atmosphere discuss your expectations with students take a positive attitude pledge mnRAJU
  64. 64. GOODBYE This slideshow is available atwww.authorstream.com/tag/lionnagaraju www.slideshare.net/lionnagaraju Send your comments to lionnagaraju@gmail.com mnRAJU