Express Yourself!

Posted: November 1, 2012 in college schedule, Organization, Planners, Time management

I always perform a Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator assessment when a struggling student comes to the Academic Success Center. Through my research, I’ve found that personality types are generally connected to the way a person learns and how they adapt to the academic environment. We call these academic differences “learning dispositions” and there is one disposition we’ve labeled “self-expressive” (SE). SE learners generally benefit from implementing creative methods into their academic activities.

I happen to be a Self-Expressive (SE) learner, so I can identify with these students. When I sit down with an SE to talk about time management, their eyes always light up when they see me with a handful of highlighters, colorful stickers and a planner. Integrating some element of creativity can take the drudgery of time management and make it more effective for them too! In a nutsell, these types of learners flourish when allowed to express themselves in unique and creative ways.

If the idea of stickers and highlighters perk your interest, you just might be a “Self-Expressive” too. I’ll show photos of the inside of my planner in a later post.

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