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What makes a ‘toxic’ environment? Part 2 | Ac-Ed

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This is part 2 of exploring and dealing with a toxic learning environment. Part one is here

hammer-and-nailIt is easier to run away than stay and fight but this depends on what tools you have.

If you want somewhere to hang up your coat and you have a screw and a hammer you may be tempted to hammer in the screw*. On the other hand, if you have a nail and a screwdriver you are less likely to try.

Learning and developing tools to deal with emotions and situations means you have to be involved in a constructive way, you have to be engaged in the process. Deciding to engage in something that makes us uncomfortable means tipping the balance in favour of gain over pain. Beware though, we can feign engagement if our need to comply is strong enough. On the other hand, if our learning needs are met…

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This entry was posted on August 11, 2018 by in Blogs and tagged , , , .

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