What do you know about yourself? Why do you have the interests, habits, skills, talents, and abilities you do? How can you best use those traits to improve your own life but to also affect your relationships with others? We will learn the strengths and weaknesses of our personality types and how to best “bring out the types needed” in various situations. We will look at research that has to do with learning style (brain research), “birth order” influence, generational “inheritances”, and strengthening relationships in general.
During our seven weeks, we will work through:
- Two (or three) different “personality inventories” – and what they reveal about your own personality.
- How knowing the personality types can help you to “play well with others” and strengthen your relationships.
- Discover what you love about your own personality, what drives you crazy, and how to deal with that.
- What is your learning style? (Will do one short inventory.) How does this knowledge help you decide what ELM classes to take, for example.
- What is the current research related to the brain and learning/teaching?
- How does “birth order” play into family relationships?
- Did you “inherit” any abilities, talents, or traits of your parents?
- How do we become who we truly are—taking on “influences” of others as we age and, how to we affect others to become who they are?
Lisa Helmick, Omaha, Nebraska
Lisa loves learning—and teaching. A native Nebraskan, she 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.