Guided Visualization for Classroom Management and Positive Affirmations for Teacher Personal Power
“If you don’t feel powerful in your own classroom, this is what you need to be listening to every day.” —Nissa Quill
This 7:30 minute guided visualization, written by Tina Hargaden and read by Jason Bond, will walk you through a series of steps that will help you to retrain your brain from the inside out to respond with a calm feeling of power to minor disruptions in your classroom, so that you can cultivate a feeling of calm, centered, powerful leadership that is the basis of strong classroom management. Use this visualization frequently, and say the positive affirmations daily, to help develop your self-confidence and strength as an instructional leader. Your internal dialogue and energy is transmitted to your students in deep, unconscious ways. Change your classroom practice from the inside out by changing your inner thinking and cultivating more positive feelings and patience.
Tina Hargaden has been a K-12 educator for 14 years, and has taught middle and high school English Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, French, Spanish and ESOL. Her passion is supporting teachers to strengthen their literacy instruction, design courses that foster efficient and lasting language acquisition, and implement authentic performance assessment, because it is her firm belief that when we shift our language instruction to a proficiency stance, we help ensure equitable access to academic success for more students. She lives in Portland, Oregon and is the founder of the World Language Proficiency Project and CI Liftoff. Tina is the co-author of the book, Year-One:A Natural Approach to the Year, which provides step-by-step guidance for a year of communicative, proficiency-oriented World Language instruction. She has presented and keynoted at numerous state, regional, and national conferences, worked with many school districts and departments, and given workshops and institutes to educators all over to support them in strengthening language outcomes for all students.