I have always been drawn to Carl Rogers’ idea of a “fully Functioning Person”. Rogers believed fully functioning people are able to freely use their talents and abilities, realize their true potential, and work toward gaining an in depth knowledge of themselves. 446 more words
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How can a teacher foster student self-esteem?
Fostering self-esteem is an important aspect of the student-centered classroom. Self-esteem influences how students interact with all aspects of their environment including family, friends, community and school. 332 more words
Listening in psychotherapy and counseling is partly art and partly science. This week I have the good fortune of having a blog piece I wrote on Listening as Meditation published at psychotherapy.net. 27 more words
I was in graduate school, finishing a degree before moving back east. I was going through a bad emotional time, from various post-adolescent causes: an order to report for a draft physical (the Vietnam War was getting started), a girlfriend at the start of her descent into schizophrenia, the death of my father some months before, and a job I was heading to that I was sure I would hate. 199 more words
Research has made it clear that fostering self-esteem in students is only to the benefit of both teacher and student. In a study by Carl Rogers, one of the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology, the affects of teacher empathy and respect on student performance and classroom disruption were investigated. 395 more words