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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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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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Understanding the way your students learn

Posted on 2019-04-26

When most people think of studying for exams, they think of hitting the books and pulling out the highlighter. The truth is, this method doesn’t work for everybody. Each person learns differently, and the best way for somebody to study may come down to the intersection of one key factor: their learning style. Tutors, teachers, parents and all other parties involved in the educational process of youngsters should always consider the learning styles of their students to ensure they provide enough means for effective studying techniques. You can easily discover one’s learning style with the StudentKeys Student Strengths report which will also give you a lot of significant details on your student strengths, values and even career suggestions to guide on. Let’s focus on the learning styles and how to utilize them to understand the way your students learn.

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4 ways to improve your teaching skills

Posted on 2019-03-28

Every educator deals with a wide range of personalities and behaviors on a daily basis. There are always some overachievers, as well as those students who need just a little bit of a push in the right direction. They require undivided attention, but sometimes are overlooked. If they are meeting the milestones provided by academic boards, the educators’ efforts are considered a success. Some students aren’t given the right support, as an individual, to compete against their peers academically. Truth is it’s not that they can’t comprehend what’s being taught to them, as much as it is how they are being taught. Many of these kids are recklessly thrown into programs and classrooms, and aren’t encouraged to go that extra mile towards success. See below for a few suggestions on how to improve this situation.

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DISC Personality Lessons You Can Teach Your Children

Posted on 2019-03-08

You will never hear an argument about raising children is one of the most important jobs a parent has. Growing the little humans goes far beyond the proper feeding, dressing and teaching practical safety experience. All parents try to raise children with good manners, to do well in school and extracurricular activities, and how to land successful careers as grown-ups. As we are getting drawn into behavior, there is one tool that is very beneficial in your parenting arsenal. Understanding DISC personalities and behaviors helps every parent and child with behavioral and emotional upraising.

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From Struggle to Strength - A Gen Z View of Scholastic Success

Posted on 2019-03-06

It appears the main issue for students in my Generation Z is that we don't understand the best way we can learn, and neither do our parents and teachers. School systems are made uniform so every student is presented with class materials the same exact way, takes a test the same exact way, and so on. While on the surface this promotes equality, every student has a unique personality and they do not learn or think the same. If more school systems were to incorporate DISC theory into the classroom, students would have a clearer picture of who they are, how they learn best and how to develop themselves. For example, many students struggle taking tests, others have a hard time focusing, and for others, knowing even how or what to study can be difficult. Self-awareness and a customized classroom would improve the well-being and grades of students because they are working in ways that best suits their needs and natural strengths.

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DISC for young students' motivation and engagement

Posted on 2019-03-04

The prominent American author Brian Herbert has said, “The ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” This is a good reminder for every teacher and parent as they all have to struggle sometimes with discovering new ways to develop their children or students’ skills to learn as well as maintain their learning motivation. And since every child has a unique personality, the same approach will not work equally on everyone. Increasing learning motivation and classroom engagement can be achieved with the application of DISC.

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Behavioral Strategies to Overcome Procrastination

Posted on 2018-09-26

Procrastination isn’t a disease, yet every student may suffer from it at one time or another. Those of us who are plagued by procrastination, myself included, know it has negative consequences, yet we still procrastinate willingly. The truth is, it affects everyone regardless of personality style. Why procrastinate? Because some tasks are out of our comfort zone, time consuming, vague, stressful or just plain, not fun. Who wouldn’t choose watching Instagram over writing a term paper? The more adverse the task, the more we procrastinate.

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StudentKeys: 6 Tips on How to be a Better Roommate

Posted on 2018-09-12

College is a lot more different than most high school experiences, and that can start with your new “home away from home.” One thing to consider when getting a new roommate is your personality style and how it can blend -- or clash -- with another. Most likely, you’ve already been paired with a roommate. 

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