Common Language refers to the knowledge and concepts that a practitioners need to know to understand vulnerability factors and their impact on the learning experience.
Common language provides the “why” and the rationale for the strategies, practices, and tools in the Mockingbird Methodology. A common language helps us provide more compassionate and responsive learning experiences.
The Pyramid of Empowerment conceptualizes the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with our habits and beliefs.
The pyramid helps learners understand the underlying concepts related to our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Use the puramid to empower students to build autonomy and control over their lives.
Empowerment includes 3 elements:
- They must know the ‘WHAT’ - What is the objective?
- They must know the ‘WHY’ - Why is this important?
- They must play a COLLABORATIVE ROLE in the path forward.
The 4 "No's" are blame, justify, deny, and quit. Anytime these 4 behaviors are vocalized, we stop and reframe our language.
Instead of saying " the bus made me late". We stop and say, " I chose to take the later bus, and I am now late". Reframing helps us take ownership and accountability for our actions.