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Super Power

This month I will be utilizing Dr. Will’s (@iamdrwill) #beyouedu subject. Most of my readers know that Dr. Will is the man. He interviews guests inside and outside of education for his podcast. You can catch his show at http://www.iamdrwill.com/. The steak loving fella also comes up with a new blog inspiration every month. This month you can check out his video blog about super powers here. He wants to know what my superpower is and yours as well! Write your blog and post it under #beyouedu

My superpower is my love of being around people. I am an extrovert to the max! I know this because lifehacker.com came up with this definition that describes me perfectly, “Extroverts get anxious when left alone and get energy from social interaction.” That is me in a nutshell. I get a ton of energy from being around people. It doesn’t matter who the people are. It could be young children, old people, people without color, people of color, people of religion, people without religion, tall people, short people, skinny people, not skinny people, people who identify as a gender, people who don’t identify as a gender. You get the point. I want to be around anyone who doesn’t want to harm me in any way. Interaction with people gets me amped. My mood changes and my energy level goes through the roof.

This is clear when you see me teaching. The minute students enter the gym the music is on and we are having a great time. The same is true when I teach health. The interactions feed my soul. I have had a few teachers next door to the room I am in not too happy with the noise and energy levels of my class. It can’t be helped. I want my students to have a great time. When I attend a party I expect music, good conversation, and food in order to have a great time. I bring this same attitude to my classroom. We talk, laugh, and dance. I can’t have food in the room so in the immortal words of Meatloaf, “Two out of three ain’t bad.”

Some of you may have been in a professional development with me before. You have seen first-hand what it is like when I am in front of a crowd. It is not the power trip of being a presenter that gets me excited it is the energy that a room full of educators can create. There is something about the interactions of passionate people that make my body feel like I have drunk a gallon of coffee. It’s like being around anti-energy vampires. This must be the feeling that electric cars feel when they are plugged in!

Jarrod Robinson (@mrrobbo) recognized my super power during his keynote at the #peinstitute15. He made the funniest slides showing how I connect with @nicholasendlich and @mradampe. You can check them out here.

During your new edubabble “white space time” reflect on what your super power is.

Q1: Do you consider yourself an introvert or extrovert? #slowchatpe

Q2: What do you love about being around other people? #slowchatpe

Q3: What do you dislike about being around other people? #slowchatpe

Q4: What age level of people give you the most amount of energy? #slowchatpe

Q5: What age level of people takes the most amount of energy? #slowchatpe