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DISC personality and teaching style

Posted on 2019-08-07

Believe it or not, your personality not only dictates your behavior, but also the way you teach, the classroom environment you create, and even the results and motivation of your students. The more you understand who you are and the more you learn about behaviors in general, you will become a more "behaviorally intelligent" educator by applying DISC theory in your classroom environment and beyond. Have you ever had a student you just couldn’t seem connect with, no matter what you’ve tried? It may actually be a clash with your personality types, and you simply need to adjust your approach. Based on how the student reacts to your approach, you could find your own personality beginning to change and adjust to meet theirs with understanding. Easily discover which type of teaching style best relates to your personality type, and how can you apply it to the classroom by first taking your DISC Assessment. Then, read on to learn which of the four DISC personality types or combination of styles resonates with the style of teacher or educator you might be:

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DISC Personality and the College or Trade School debate

Posted on 2019-08-06

As we approach a new school year, the high school senior class will have decisions to make about their futures. For decades, the default advice was to go to college, earn your degree, and find your place in the professional workforce. However, college costs have skyrocketed and can put students in deep debt, even if they don’t finish their degree.

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Resilience and DISC Personality Style

Posted on 2019-07-29

The American Psychological Association labels psychological resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors.”

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Building resilient teams with DISC

Posted on 2019-07-29

Is your team better at dealing with stressful situations as they are taking place? Or, they are better at “getting over it” once they’ve had time to “cool down?” Psychological resilience is one of the key strengths we should all learn during our lifetime. Let’s take a closer look at how stress affects a team’s resilience and ability to overcome obstacles. A candidate's resilience strengths should be taken into consideration during any hiring process, especially when positioning new hires into immediate areas of concern and/or high-stressor environments. Team resilience development can also be applied when optimizing the existing workforce, replicating top performers and developing new leaders from within.

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Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid Using DISC

Posted on 2019-07-25

The DISC personality system is often used in predictive hiring processes to see how well a job candidate fits the job characteristics. Likewise, knowing yourself and your DISC profile can help you apply to the best fitting position. But what about preparing for an interview? Let’s look at each DISC style, mistakes to avoid, and questions to ask during an interview:

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3 Keys to a Successful Interview with Behavioral Awareness

Posted on 2019-07-24

Job interviews, regardless of how experienced you are in life, can be nerve-racking, stressful, and seemingly difficult for most people. Utilizing DISC Theory and behavioral principles will provide you a more relaxed approach as you take on the interview process. The more confident you are in yourself, the better your interview will go. As you prepare for your next interview, here are three crucial things to discover about yourself and your future employer using observable behavior and the DISC assessment:

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How personality plays into fitness coaching

Posted on 2019-07-18

We are a little over halfway through the year, how are your clients’ fitness goals going? Just like all goals people set for themselves, they sometimes stumble on their journey to achieve them. And like so many other areas of life, knowing more about one’s personality style will help you as a coach to improve the odds for your client’s fitness success. As a fitness or wellness coach, use PeopleKeys DISC Fitness Report in your practice to understand better your client’s personality and what drives them forward. 

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Creating a Personality-Based Workplace for Gen Z

Posted on 2019-07-16

As the young generation Z is stepping into the workplace, employers and HR practitioners are asking themselves what is the best way to onboard this new cohort of personalities. Remember, many of these youngsters are experiencing a workplace environment for the first time, and one which doesn’t match their personality may result in a longer adjustment period or maybe even a mental block. Utilize DISC reports during the hiring process to warm up the workplace environment for new Gen Z employees.

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Setting achievable expectations between parents and children with StudentKeys

Posted on 2019-07-15

Just as we are hitting full stride with summer vacation, the phrase “back-to-school” starts to creep into the conversations. Beyond new clothes and school supplies, there is a desire to have our children do well in school. One additional thing we can do before the first classes start is to spend time thinking about expectations for the year.

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Soft skills to borrow from each DISC style

Posted on 2019-07-03

While hard skills, such as typing, computer programming, and proficiency in a foreign language may be emphasized in schools to prepare for the workforce, soft skills are just as needed and sometimes even underrated. Everyone is born with specific natural soft skills, which we develop and enhance as we grow. These skills are essential in many different aspects of life and some of them include: communication, effective time management, creative thinking, loyalty, and teamwork.

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