Episode 138: Finding Your Flow in 2022 with Special Guest

Finding Your Flow in 2022

Featuring a Special Guest 

Discussed in this episode:

Why is it some days everything seems to flow with ease and grace, while other days it seems like chaos?

In this episode, I interview my husband Andrew to discuss the concepts made popular by researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his book “FLOW”.

✅ How to utilise Motivation to make a difference to you and the kids you know

✅ Challenge Skills Matrix. Don’t be afraid of extending and challenging. This is covered in depth within the Temple Grandin Course Lesson 1 – Stretching. See below for more information on the course. This is very similar to the educational concept called Zone of Proximal Development – “is the distance between what a learner is not currently capable of doing unsupported, and what they can do unsupported.”   (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_of_proximal_development).

✅ Belief “It is lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges and I believe in myself” – Muhammad Ali  

✅ Feedback and planning. Teach what to do when make a mistake

✅ Arousal Awareness: Using breaks to increase engagement. Discussed further in Episode 59 linked below. Do students need silence or movement. Great book “The Kids Guide to being Awesome” also below to purchase

✅ Time Out. The mind and body needs recharging. See Spoon Theory pg 65 in my Book… A Manual to Provide Support and Care to Adults with Autism Spectrum  

Podcasts referred to in this episode:

Episode 82: Why Kids on the Spectrum are More Likely to be Perfectionists & What You can do to Support Them

 

Episode 59: The Power of Preventative Breaks and How You Can Use Them to Make a Difference

Episode 4: Social Scripts

Check out the Courses Below:

Temple Grandin & Sue Larkey: Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum

This course is designed for Educators to use lived experience and evidence-based research to increase engagement and participation for their students with Autism Spectrum.

 

Sue Larkey On-Demand Course: Emotional Regulation in Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or other Neurodiverse Disorders – Masterclass

 

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