I just finished a class tonight. It was an amazing group of students. We had a great time. We really wrestled with the issues and the theories in education. Tonight we talked about the new insights that we picked up … Continue reading
……and being able to do so without getting emotional over it takes a tremendous amount of skill. When I meet someone or hear someone that can intelligently disagree with someone and do so with class and grace, it makes me … Continue reading
Last week I lectured on Cultural Programming. Ever since that lecture, I have been more aware of how cultural programming really shapes your sense of self and what you do.
I had this graphic up at the beginning of class, and my students just started reacting to it – based on their Cultural Programming.
It was amazing how they
A few of them that didn’t grow up in the US argued for their side. They actually liked the graphic seeing as this is more a slam for someone from the US than it is for the rest of the world. It was an awesome conversation that I entertained for awhile. I eventually stopped the conversation and told that class that I think they understood Cultural Programming. I didn’t lecture nearly as long.
Cultural Programming gives you a sense of identity and self. It affects the way that you interpret things. It guides your decision making. It impacts you values and beliefs. Understanding your Cultural Programming will help you more become who you want to be.
Maybe someone should figure out how to Culturally Deprogram. Thoughts?
In the past, I would have said that it’s easier to just teach theory. Go to class. Just teach the next chapter. Keep it theory, and I would have fulfilled the requirements of that course. Easy enough. But teaching … Continue reading
I was preparing for class today. It was on self-control and self-regulatory principles for interpersonal relationships (I’m sorry for any of my students that will be in class tomorrow – you’re going to hear this again). Self-control is necessary to … Continue reading