Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself, by Florence Littauer. (1992). Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker House. 204 pages.

Course Description

This course will explore the four personality characters: Choleric, Sanguine, Melancholy and Phlegmatic. The personality styles are presented in great depth to explain the behavior characteristics for each of the four types of individuals. Teachers will find their own personality profile and examine each style’s various strengths and corresponding weaknesses. Educators will develop a two-page application essay, lesson plan or activities for classroom applications of personality profile theory.

Course Objectives

1. Teachers will learn about behavioral characteristics of the 4 main character types: Choleric, Sanguine, Phlegmatic and Melancholy

2. Educators will perform the self-evaluation character/personality test on themselves to determine their own character type and behavior style.

3. Teachers will examine both the positive and negative aspects of the character types and learn how to regulate the negative behaviors and/or accentuate the positive characteristics.

4. Educators will learn to observe and analyze student behaviors, so they can establish realistic expectations of student behaviors or tolerate student differences.

5. Teachers will develop character awareness skills to understand their students’ character strengths and weaknesses and improve classroom management practices.

6. Educators will develop a written essay assignment, lesson plan, project or activity to introduce the personality concepts into the classroom environment.

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge and information that you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See the corresponding rubric for guidelines..

Chapters:

Part I Personality Profile: A Quick Method of Self-Examination
1. There's Only One You
2. *Take the test.
What is your Personality Profile? This is and Assignment!
Part II Personality Potential: Our Individual Assets
3. Let's Have Fun with Popular Sanguine
4. Let's Get Organized with Melancholy
5. Let's Look at Our Emotions
6. Let's Get Moving with Powerful Choleric
7. Let's Relax with Peaceful Phlegmatic
8. Let's Organize Popular Sanguine
Part III Personality Plan: Overcome Weaknesses
9. Let's Cheer Up Perfect Melancholy
10. Let's Tone Down Powerful Choleric
11.Let's Motivate Peaceful Phlegmatic
12. Each Person is a Unique Blend
Part IV Personality Principles: Improved Relations with Others
13. We Don't Like to Be Fenced In
14. Opposites Attract
15. We Can Recognize Difference
16. How to Get Along with Others
Part V Personality Power: Source of Strength (Feel free to ignore evangelism)

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself, by Florence Littauer, to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book chapter readings
2.Chapter reviews and reflections.
3. Final Application essay or project activity (APA or MA writing style format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

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