February 6, 2018
Based on Dr. Gary Chapman‘s book: The Five Love Languages, you can literally Learn More About Your Love Language at this website. Because this topic is so personally nuanced, it strikes at the heart of who we are and how we interact as people in our many communities. And educators, we are definitely in the people business.
Dr. Gary Chapman and Paul White would later co-author: The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. In her blog: Are You Speaking Your Teacher’s Appreciation Language, Connie Hamilton highlights how our language can help build a positive school culture.
What is it? Is it a gift, spending time together, commenting on each other's blogs, setting up chairs, hugs, coffee, lunch, handwritten notes?
#CelebrateMonday by speaking someone else's Appreciation Language. Reading @conniehamilton's: https://t.co/YfXjRD8Gxc via @SchoolLeadNow
— Kyle Hamstra (@KyleHamstra) February 5, 2018
In his #BecomeBetter podcast, Phil Echols cites Gary Chapman’s book: The Five Love Languages as a book that “changed my life.” He goes on to describe how being multilingual can help us become better by speaking in other people’s language.
We need to be multilingual. #BecomeBetter by speaking other people's languages. Enjoyed listening to @PhilEchols' podcast on way to work. https://t.co/IFr4d2Pnq8
— Kyle Hamstra (@KyleHamstra) May 1, 2017
Building relationships with each other is the foundation to learning and growing together, but fortifying sustainable friendships is not always as easy as it sounds. I’m exploring one strategy that can go a long way in improving our daily interactions.
Sharing our personal Appreciation Language can go a long way in improving communication and sustaining relationships. Share your Appreciation Language here:
What is your Appreciation Language? Let's improve our communication, relationship-building, and school culture by sharing our Appreciation Language. Share yours here! #HamstraHighlights #FlipgridFever https://t.co/5CMfe8wmmT
— Kyle Hamstra (@KyleHamstra) February 6, 2018