This class goes beyond personality and is intended to be an extension of the two previous “Who Are You?” classes. Once we know who we are, then, we need to know how our body language, eye movements, and vocal characteristics help or hinder us in our relationships with others. Here will be learning about how we perceive others based on these items, and how WE are perceived by others. We will be observing and discussing what makes others more approachable or unapproachable—and what makes US more approachable or unapproachable. We will talk about the latest research to learn more.
During our eight weeks, we will work through:
- What is body language and the messages we send?
- What the position of our eyes tells others?
- What about voice quality, volume, intensity, and what word choice tells others?
- What makes us approachable and perceived as someone others want to know better? Are we “active listeners”?
- Are we sending the messages we really want to send to others?
Lisa is a native Nebraskan, who knew she wanted to be a teacher from of the age of five and taught for 35 years in the public-school system. After retiring, she became an adjunct professor at Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, NE, and is loving every minute of it. She is certificated in English, Language Arts and Writing, English as a Second Language, and has master’s degrees in Educational Curriculum and Educational Administration. Lisa’s philosophy is that everyone is a teacher and everyone is also a learner. She has learned as much from her students as she hopes they have learned from her. Lisa joined the ELM team for the Winter 2021 session teaching “Beginning Greek Mythology” and “Who Are You?” and taught “Greek Tragedies” and “Who Are You? Parts 1 and 2 in the spring 2021 session. She taught “Cliffhanger Conversations” and “Shakin’ it Up With Shakespeare” Part ONE in the fall of 2021.