12 April 2017 / by Ryan Beaudelaire

Self awareness of ESL teachers. How well do you know yourself?


Oxbridge Friday Meeting Barcelona

Today at our Friday meeting here in Barcelona, our group activity was on SELF AWARENESS, and didn´t we have fun with it!

We started by writing down 5 words on a piece of paper that we think describes us the most, the way we act, feel and treat others. Then the person next to us had to choose just one of the words which they think MOST describes us and why! Oooh, the pressure!!

Finally, we had to choose which of the words we are most proud of and which one we would like to change and explained our reasons to the group.


Self-awareness survey form

Oxbridge Teachers common traits

We thought it would be a good idea to think about the qualities we all shared in common as Oxbridge Teachers,

things that connect us as a group of people. So we chose 1 word from each of our lists and this is what we found out!

Oxbridge Teachers common traits, we are -

Open minded

What a great list of qualities we all share! And here we all are in our meeting...

further-reading-1 (1)

If you are interested in trying this SELF AWARENESS class with your team, or just by yourself, visit this page for all the details http://seslearningsystems.com/PDFs/Module1_Chap1_Lesson1.pdf

Check out this page http://moementum.com/work-smart-blog/self-aware-leaders-support-savvy-teams/

And take the SELF AWARENESS test here http://www.hermes-press.com/CCC/SA_test1.htm  


Team member quotes from today!

Paulina Mieldazyte Amazing bunch of people

Amanda Sakina Spend more time in the office

Alex Johnstone  I don't need to change anything just my trousers

Michael Turnbull My commitment is recognised by the boss!

Charlotte Snow Harrison Change your trousers, change your mind!


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