Monday, November 26, 2012

Student Success through Thrivapy

Thrivapy has been the overwhelming preoccupation of my thinking in the past few months.  Not only because I am working on the book, Thrivpay, but also because I have been working with some students using the thrivapy concepts with good results.

For those unfamiliar with the word, thrivapy is a term I created to describe the act of advising, guiding, coaching, and mentoring students and/or parents in a holistic approach to student success and satisfaction. Thrivapy includes - basic fundamentals: knowing your "foundations" (mission, vision, beliefs, philosophy), setting goals, taking action, understanding habits, appreciating growth mindsets, accepting ownership/responsibility, and having a FRITR (Friendly, Responsive, Interactive, Trustworthy, Reliable) philosophy of communication.

For those of you interested in an overview of how student success and thrivapy are related, I published this lens to help explain the thrivapy concepts and their relation to student success.

In an era when we are looking to extremes to help students get ahead (medication, therapy, tutors for every class, etc.), it may be worth a few minutes to examine a different approach that might be the connection you and your students may be seeking.

Give the lens a glance and let me know what you think.
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