At Allison Academy, we recognize that education is never truly complete and a growth mindset requires continuous self-reflection and learning even for professionals. Every task and ambition requires focus and, most importantly, purpose. Oftentimes, in order to reach and maintain strong willingness and determination in professional or personal life, external motivation comes into the picture as the best boost.
Last week, we were honored to have Antwon Harris, a professional motivational speaker and coach in education, host a professional development workshop for our faculty.
Inspired to be true leaders
Antwon’s engaging presentation centered around leadership development for staff, an undeniable conduit to developing leadership in students, and techniques for helping students build self-equity. His thought-provoking and reflective questions helped teachers develop a differentiated perspective toward students, student engagement, and classroom culture. Mr. Harris empowered teachers with his motto:
“you are the CEO of your own development.”
Self-equity means “understanding yourself by solving your problems using your own thoughts, ideas, creativity, experiences, knowledge, and self-control.” Harris’ presentation gave our faculty an opportunity to grow their self-equity and reflect on ways to become even more well-rounded individuals, breaking through barriers, overcoming doubts, and taking large strides toward genuine leadership in teaching.
Building a growth perspective
As teachers, especially those of Allison Academy, we are committed to the quest for knowledge and understanding. We accept and take on the responsibility of being educational leaders and recognize that only through sharing learned knowledge we can help develop others.
Motivation and inspiration are important for everyone to be successful and get a boost of energy and mental focus, in order to achieve great results in whatever they do and become the best versions of themselves. Seeing other people succeed and reach their goals inspires us to act and fills us up with a desire to fulfill our own ambitions and be a part of building a better society, by effectively teaching our students.
We are thankful to Antwon Harris for the opportunity!