TxDLA Keep Connecting: Episode 9
- TxDLA Keep Connecting webinars are led by distance learning experts providing a toolbox of immediate needs to our members and the distance learning community during this time.
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- Renda Garner, Creative Leadership Resources
- Dr. Bret Wells, Creative Leadership Resources
Notes and Thoughts
- Moving past the initial shock, what is the next phase.
- To move through the day, our brains have to compartmentalize.
- Brains look for patterns. When the patterns are disrupted, we are completed off-balance
- We would rather have terrible news than deal with uncertainty.
- Moving into the “new norm” but don’t know what it is.
- To relieve uncertainty: 1. Cynicism or 2. Naive optimism
- Difference between naive optimism and optimism as a belief in our own agency.
- Optimism is defined as a belief that we can make a difference.
- High degree of optimism helps to make people more resilient.
- If we don’t believe there are solutions, we will not see them.
- Martin Seligman (Father of Positive Psychology)
- Fear vs. Hope: You will get more of what you focus on. It is important to process all of the feelings.
- Emotions are needed to be able to make decisions. It doesn’t make it irrational to have a threat response to something that you perceive as a threat.
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