E-Colors in Education
Every School. Every Nation.
- They move on.
- They keep control.
- They embrace change.
- They stay happy.
- They are kind.
- They are willing to take calculated risks.
- They invest their energy in the present.
- They accept full responsibility for their past behavior.
- They celebrate other people's success.
- They are willing to fail.
- They enjoy their time alone.
- They are prepared to work and succeed on their own merits.
- They have staying power.
- They evaluate their core beliefs.
- They expend their mental energy wisely.
- They think productively.
- They tolerate discomfort.
- They reflect on their progress.
What does it mean to embodied these behavioral tendencies? These statements describe 18 things mentally strong people do. Are there any others you would like to contribute?
"Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience." (Psychology Today)
How are you leveraging your strengths? What steps are you taking to manage your potential limiters?
More specifically, as a leader when you are committed to implement a process, are you following the proper Implementation Stages? Here is the recommended phasing for E-Colors in Education.
Select a team of five (minimum) to attend a Leadership Institute/Workshop*.
Pilot strategies with a set of colleagues and/or group of students on-site (campus) after establishing vision exercise at Leadership Institute/Workshop
Conduct campus-wide training/session to build common language, instructional design and community of learners.
Send one-two campus representatives to participate in a Train-the-Trainer session. This individual or team can conduct future sessions for parents, students, new teachers and/or offer refresher courses for the campus.
Attend conference to refresh on tools, techniques and strategies, as well as materials. Partake in online courses.
*Leadership Institutes occur on a host campus. The audience varies from students to business partners to educators. A Leadership Workshop can take place onsite of a campus working with leaders of the organization to build capacity.
I look forward to learning more about the steps you and your team are taking to ensure that the strengths of many are maximized within your organization.
Thank you to the following sponsors:
-Mike Ferns Ong
-Katie Martinez & Nate Salas (mother/son)
-Lewis M. Senior
-John D. Sorrentino
-Maria Edith Treviño
*donated for more than one student
Mission & Vision
Vision: Positively influencing every student, parent, educator and collaborator to become effective communicators, intentional leaders and caring citizens