'Personalities in the Classroom'

A practical guide to working with young people and helping them understand themselves and others more effectively.

Written by Jenny Gleeson

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Personalities in the Classroom

Personalities in the Classroom is a resource guide which explores personality types in young people. It has been designed with educators and youth workers in mind. It gives readers and practitioners tips and insights into how best to re-direct unwanted behaviour in the classroom and effectively engages young people in order to assist them achieve life skills, build resilience and become better prepared for the world of work.

This resource guide is based on the personality profiling concept called LIFEWORX4ME series of workshops, which focus upon assisting young people to understand self and others more effectively. These workshops help young people make sense of how and why they may act and behave in a certain way and supports young people to make sense of, and navigate, the world around them. LIFEWORX4ME workshops focus on helping young people achieve better relationships, and to reach desired goals.

Within the pages of Personalities in the Classroom are insights into the four personality types as identified throughout the centuries, how to identify the types in your classroom and engage them more effectively, how to run a LIFEWORX4ME initial workshop, possible careers to consider per type, and important considerations when working with types.

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LIFEWORX4ME Image Cards

To run a LIFEWORX4ME initial workshop, you will need to purchase the set of Image Cards. These cards display each of the LIFEWORX4ME personality types:

  • Straight Shooter
  • People Person
  • Planner
  • Performer

 An outline of how to run the initial LIFEWORX4ME Image Card workshop is included in “Personalities in the Classroom”. To purchase an online copy of “Personalities in the Classroom” visit Amazon. To purchase a hard copy please visit https://lifeworx.com.au/product/personalities-in-the-classroom/

Jenny is also proud to announce Campion Education and the Career Development Association of Australia as distributors.

If you would like to learn how to run an initial LIFEWORX4ME workshop, please contact Jenny directly by going to the CONTACT US page

Personalities in the Classroom Reader Feedback

Lois KeayLois Keay-Smith is the Founder and Director of Career Wisdom and holds a Masters in Career Development. She is the WA provider of career services for the Australian Institute of Sport's 'Career Practitioner Referral Network', a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia, author of "Make Your Move: Career Dynamics in Changing Times" and a Fellow of Leadership Western Australia. Lois has recently been awarded a Churchill Fellowship (2019) and will travel to Canada, US and UK in 2020 to investigate career services for adults with cancer.

I’ve just finished reading Jenny Gleeson’s book “Personalities in the Classroom” - a practical guide to working with young people and helping them understand themselves more effectively. It’s a great primer for facilitating self-awareness of personality in young people.

The book has clear instructions so that you can run Jenny’s workshops (developed for working in groups with youth), taking them from “dunno” to understanding more about themselves - and their classmates. What a powerful tool for teachers and youth workers! Also, a great start towards engaging in career conversations with young people, in the classroom or even on the couch at home.

JudithJudith Leeson is the Founding Director of Vector Consultants, working to empower marginalised and disenfranchised individuals and groups of all ages and stages of career development in identifying and achieving their career aspirations and participating in a productive and inclusive society. She is also one of the most inspirational and leading career practitioners in Australia, according to Jenny Gleeson. This testimonial means a great deal to her.

The year 2020 ushers in a new decade in our rapidly changing global world, where innovation, creativity, resilience and optimism are essential for young people to develop their potential. The world of work offers more opportunities than ever, and skills development and achievement are highly prized.

Jenny Gleeson’s timely book, Personalities in the Classroom, is a practical guide to working with young people and helping them to understand themselves more effectively. Insight and self-knowledge of their own talents, gifts and preferences will not only assist them to develop a satisfying career, but to initiate and maintain satisfying personal and professional relationships, understanding their own responses to the world around them and those of others in an empathic and rational manner. Jenny has based her own working guide on her experience in interpreting several different systems of looking at personality and developed four archetypes using composite image cards to stimulate discussion. Planning notes are provided for this initial session to ensure that the positives in each of the types are the focus of the discussion, and there are options for further learning in an interactive environment which include consideration of career options, and life/emotional skills areas which include School and Study, Communication, Upsets and Arguing, and Identifying Others.

Resources developed by Jenny represent an extremely useful resource for anyone working with young people. The program is a simple and extremely practical resource, but it also requires a skilled and insightful facilitator who can apply this learning to their own preferences and assist young people to do the same in a supportive and non-judgemental environment.

Jenny has provided generous information in a series of Appendices providing a history of the theoretical evolution of LIFEWORX4ME, and further reading and resources. I can highly recommend this book.

Judith Leeson AM
1 February 2020

 

 Workshop Participant Feedback

It gave me inspirational advice for the future and helped me know my personality. 

Young participant 

Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc 

Seen & Heard Program

 

I really enjoyed exploring how I interact compared to how my friends might act in different situations.

Young participant 

Future Footprints

 

There are heaps of opportunities I hadn’t considered before. 

Year 11

Margaret River Secondary College

 

I enjoyed how hands on and interactive it was. 

Young participant

Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc

Seen & Heard Program

 

It was well explained and so much better than regular school.

 Year 11

Margaret River Secondary College

I really enjoyed finding out what type of person I am and how the type of person I am works in this world.

Young participant

Future Footprints

LIFEWORX4ME Adult Feedback

When I was introduced to LIFEWORX4ME I thought what an opportunity and I wish I had been introduced to this concept at a younger age. I can see such benefits for kids’ self-esteem and working with others. The program really helps teenagers come out of a confused state of where they are in life.

Kevin Cloghan

Mature Aged Student, University of Notre Dame

Our students really enjoyed themselves and it was great to see them thinking about who they are, their strengths, weaknesses, personality traits and strategies to get along with other personality types.

Roni Forrest 

Aboriginal Education Consultant

The Facilitator training allowed me to discover an effective way of delivering to young people, in a manner appropriate for this generation. The content and resources reflect current trends and are relatable to the target audience. I would highly recommend this training for anyone working with youth.

Susan Wormington

Business Manager, Advanced Personnel Management

The LIFEWORX4ME program was a great way to consolidate and deepen the understanding students had about their personalities and work preferences. The use of visuals and the dynamic presentation meant that students of all abilities were able to engage with the concepts. The development around their own awareness and increasing their vocabulary in personality traits enabled them to move forward in career awareness and social intelligence.

Michelle Miller

Master Career Development

Coordinator Vocational Education and Training

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To purchase an online copy of “Personalities in the Classroom” visit Amazon. To purchase a hard copy please visit OUR SHOP Jenny is also proud to announce Campion Education and the Career Development Association of Australia as distributors.
Learn how to run a LIFEWORX4ME workshop
An outline of how to run the initial Image Card workshop is included in “Personalities in the Classroom”. To purchase an online copy of “Personalities in the Classroom” visit Amazon. To purchase a hard copy please visit OUR SHOP
For all enquiries
Please contact Jenny for further information about the LIFEWORX4ME workshops, CAREERSWORX4ME workshops, or ‘Personalities in the Classroom’. Link to the CONTACT JENNY page
Jenny is also proud to announce Campion Education and the Career Development Association of Australia as distributors.