The Surprising Science of Life Changing Moments
Have you ever had a moment when your life changed? Perhaps it was a comment or it was a moment and although it may not have seemed to be anything to others around you, you experienced a seismic shift in how you viewed yourself. Dr. Michael Rousell studies these moments and relates them to neuroscience. Today he shares the surprising science behind the commonalities in these life-changing moments. As teachers, we hope to be part of these moments.
You could say these small but very epic life-changing moments are the seconds that could take years of relationship building and effort to cultivate and then, light a bolt of lightning - it happens - and a child is transformed for the good. You'll want to learn to understand these moments as a teacher. This is one of those episodes to share and discuss due to the exciting impacts it can have in the life of children.
Show Notes about Surprising Moments
- Most moments that transformed people were in moments that surprised people.
- Flattery doesn't work and seems to be "empty calories for kids. "
- When you deliver a comment, make it declarative so it doesn't sound empty.
- Learn how to share comments in a way that can transform how a child views him or herself.
- What is a surprise from a neuroscience perspective and how does it help children change their views?
- How to pain struggles in the landscape of life.
Michael Rousell, Ph.D. - Bio as Submitted
I’m a teacher, associate professor, psychologist, and author. I taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. As an academic, I study formative moments, those events that instantly change what you believe about yourself.
My next book is titled, The Power of Surprise: How Our Brain Secretly Changes Our Beliefs, (not yet published).
My slogan: Whoever learns the most wins. You can see my recent TEDxSalem talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5O6mFWpgZo