Updated: Feb 23, 2022
Our purpose is to cultivate R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R. educators and students by breaking through overwhelm, burnout, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts with our R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R. method of experiential Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
S = SELF-AWARENESS
Table of Contents:
Pillars of The R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R. Path to Social Emotional Learning
*It is important to understand that the success of each building block fully depends on the cultivation of the other pillars.
WHAT OUR DEFINITION OF SELF-AWARENESS IS:
Self-Awareness is the conscious knowledge of one's own character strengths, weaknesses, beliefs, feelings, motives, desires, and learning styles.
WHY SELF-AWARENESS IS SO IMPORTANT:
Self-awareness is the foundation of all other social and emotional learning building blocks, propelling them to thrive at ultimate levels.
Nothing is more powerful than understanding who you are at your core. It helps identify your belief system, understand what motivates you, and define how you want others to experience you and what impact you want to have on them. This empowers you to make smarter choices that improve confidence, involvement, learning, achievement, and overall mental well-being.
Self-awareness enables you to evaluate, categorize, and prioritize your attributes which increases your confidence and chances of success. Knowing your superpowers and weaknesses allows you to show up with your best foot forward rather than showing up in insecurities. It is like a treasure chest of valuable information which if applied with skill and intention, can catapult you into becoming true rockstars in whatever you choose to do in life.
When self-awareness is fully developed, you are able to observe your thoughts and feelings as they arise at the moment, while choosing a response that is appropriate to the outcome you desire. If you are not self-aware, you are unable to regulate your emotions which can damage relationships and lead to feeling lost and insecure.
WHERE SELF-AWARENESS FITS INTO YOUR PERSONAL BRAND:
Your personal brand is YOU! It is everything that makes you who you are and how others experience you.
Here's the thing, most people never experience the real YOU because it's buried behind insecurities, fears, traumas, anxiety, and overwhelm. And nothing causes insecurities and fears more than a lack of self-awareness.
The key to unlocking your personal brand is knowing yourself. Self-discovery allows you to confidently know who you are, which makes your other attributes shine brighter.
Like it or not we all have a brand. The difference is that some of us are in charge of it and some are not. It brings order and success into the lives of people who are the masters of their personal brand, and misery to those who have no clue why people react to them as they do. If you want to understand how people perceive and respond to you, you must work on enhancing your personal brand. Having a positive personal brand will facilitate a healthy mindset, which is vital to navigating life successfully.
After 20 years of creating celebrity personal brands using social and emotional intelligence as the foundation, Jonathan George joined forces with Shylla Webb to create one of the most innovative deliveries of SEL. Jonathan has built the brands for some of the biggest young names in Hollywood who have over 150 million online followers. Shylla is a 23-year
education veteran and SEL creative.
These two techniques together forge a unique and ground-breaking formula that is a game-changer in the effectiveness of social and emotional learning in education.
HOW TO DEVELOP SELF-AWARENESS:
Self-discovery should be fun, quick, and forever evolving. Since you and your circumstances continuously change at any given point in life, we give focus to the foundational tools that will help you maneuver confidently through those changes.
The following are the essential elements of self-awareness:
Identify core values and understand how they work with the school’s values and others’ values
Discover core strengths and how to use them to maneuver powerfully in all aspects of life
Discover and own character weaknesses and how to overcome them with our strengths
Write an impact statement that clarifies your why and shifts your mission from only serving yourself to serving others
Create clear goals for the school year and the steps needed to achieve them
Show vulnerability by sharing your personal stories with intention
TOOLS TO IMPLEMENT SELF-AWARENESS:
We believe that everything we are capable of, what we dream about, how we relate to others, and how effectively or how poorly we might handle life issues has to do with self-awareness.
Self-awareness is also important in our social interactions. Being aware of our tendencies, actions, and the effect of our behavior on others helps us develop healthy relationships at home, with friends, and in school. That is why, in our Rock My Campus Professional Development Rockshops and Student Rockshops, we approach relationships in a fun and interactive way.
We dive deep into:
● Core Values
● Impact Statement
● Goal Setting
● Character Strengths
● Character Weaknesses
You can use this powerful Core Value tool to identify and define your top five values.
Here's our Core Values Worksheet to help you identify and develop your Core Values:
LET’S ROCK YOUR CAMPUS!
Our mission is to inspire, empower, and equip educators with the Social Emotional Learning tools they need to not only help themselves but also confidently lead students through the current mental health crisis.
We effectively achieve evidence-based and experiential SEL through our eight pillar R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R. method, which
creates quick and powerful results.