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Quest Series #14

Influencing others, influencing positively – Appreciative Inquiry If you’ve been reading this series of blog posts from the start, the first thing I’d like you to do today is reach over your shoulder and give yourself a pat on the back.  Well done!  You’ve covered some pretty big territory in terms of learning the [...]

Quest Series #13

Influencing others, influencing positively – SCARF (continued) In this post we continue to look at the SCARF model [1] – a means of communicating with influence, and assisting you in overcoming (or reducing) the resistance to change that will be present in your context.  And there will be resistance, yes, even to a student [...]

Quest Series #12

Influencing others, influencing positively – SCARF and Appreciative Inquiry You’re about to launch a quest for student wellbeing.  You’ve been reading up on this blog series and taking action on each of the challenges contained in each post.  Brilliant!  Now, it would behove us to think about how to influence the change that needs [...]

Quest Series #11

Character Strengths… If you’re a banana be a brilliant banana…  if you’re a banana and try to squash yourself into apple-shape, you’ll just be a crappy apple. What would you say is your unique gifting that you bring to the world?  This is a hard question – and it can take some soul searching [...]

Quest Series #10

‘PERMAH Wellbeing Theory – possibly the world’s top theory for guiding student wellbeing’ Part 6 We’ve been looking, letter by letter, at the ‘PERMAH’ wellbeing theory acronym; and we’ve arrived at the final letter, ‘H’. For those who came in late, the other letters represent P  – Positive Emotion E  -  Engagement R – [...]

Quest Series #9

‘PERMAH Wellbeing Theory – possibly the world’s top theory for guiding student wellbeing’ Part 5 Let’s continue our journey into understanding PERMAH wellbeing theory.  First, the briefest of recaps to review what we’ve covered already: P – Positive Emotion E – Engagement R – Relationships M – Meaning and purpose   What is the [...]

Quest Series #4

“Know thyself: Why are YOU working on student wellbeing?  Identify your motivation so you can stick with it when the going gets tough.” Know thyself.  That’s the focus in today’s post.  “But why am I wasting my time on me?” – I hear you ask - “Isn’t it about the students?  Just tell me [...]