daring classrooms

As many of you know, I am a big Brene Brown fan!  From showing her TED Talk in our “What Could I Do With My Life” course (to help our students developing an “I Am Statement” to define how they will live their truth every day) to recommending her documentary “A Call to Courage” as a +1 to these same students.

As I was searching for +1 videos/articles to share with them this week, I came across this Brene Brown video.  The following is a presentation she did at the education version of south by southwest conference.  In this video, she’s sharing her thoughts on how vulnerability and shame can impact classrooms – and how educators can develop “daring classrooms.” Here’s the link:

As I watched the video, it make me think about our My Life Story Poster and Presentations Projects this week, where students are being vulnerable in sharing their story with a few of their classmates.  I will share more about this experience in another post, but I wonder what our classrooms would look like if we gave students more opportunities to share their story authentically.  If you have 33 minutes, check out the talk!

She’s my hero!

4 thoughts on “daring classrooms

  1. I love Brene Brown too! Can someone please tell me how I can access the class on determining one’s core values? I have heard great things and want to learn how to use it on a sober living farm I am planning to open in California:)

    Many thanks,
    Shari Ocampo

    • Hi Shari. It’s nice to connect with another Brene Brown fan! As far as the “class” on determining one’s core values…not sure what class you’re asking about, but I can tell you that we offer a Life Design Catalyst Coach-Guide Facilitator Training that incorporates values assessment, among other things. You can find out more at: https://lifedesigninstitute.org/trainings/. Send me a note (whjohnso@uncg.edu) if you want to know more.

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