EAST ORANGE, NJ,— Summer is almost over and next week, it's back-to-school for students in New Jersey.  Award-winning author, L. R. Knost said, "Every day, in 100 small ways, our children ask, 'Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I matter?' Their behavior often reflects our response." This is a good reminder for teachers and parents as they struggle sometimes with discovering new ways to respond, engage and develop their children or students' skills to learn. And since every child has a unique personality, the same approach will not work equally on everyone. Increasing learning motivation and classroom engagement can be achieved with the application of the NEW Maxwell DISC Student Success Report.

"We're excited about this new assessment because it will provide more value to students, families, schools, and communities. We help students learn the special gifts, talents and personality traits that make them amazing," said Anna D Banks, TAPinto Columnist and President at Thrive Leadership Institute Inc.  "Each student will learn to use what's in the NEW Maxwell DISC Student Success Report to grow those strengths, skills, and talents even more."

The Maxwell DISC Student Success Report reveals certain widespread truths that will benefit your student all of their life in school and beyond:

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  • People are different, yet predictably different.
  • No personality style is good or bad; they are all equal and all have strengths and limitations.
  • Personality styles, though natural, are not set. 
  • Personality and behavior are flexible and change throughout one's life, and from environment to environment.
  • Knowledge of DISC styles can help one appreciate diversity.
  • Understanding the four main behavioral dimensions and their characteristics can help minimize misunderstandings and reduce conflict.
  • Knowing how to recognize DISC personality styles can help one gain credibility and get in sync with opposing or differing styles.

Adecco, an international staffing company, in a study of executives earlier this year said, "Forty-four percent of the executives we surveyed think Americans are lacking soft skills – communication, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, etc."   It's absolutely crucial to assess and educate students early in soft skills.  By teaching a framework for personality types in the primary grades, your child can learn the universal DISC language to appreciate diversity, individual differences, and differentiated approaches to learning and communication.

To get more information about the NEW Maxwell DISC Student Success Report, contact us at  https://www.johncmaxwellgroup.com/annabanks/Contact or email Anna@ThriveLeadershipInstitute.com

About Thrive Leadership Institute.
Thrive Leadership Institute, Inc (www.ThriveLeadershipInstitute.com), was founded by Anna D Banks, MAS, CHBC, a 20-year Training and Development veteran and Executive Director with the John Maxwell Team.  Thrive Leadership Institute is a Consulting, Coaching and Training firm, located in Bloomfield NJ.  The firm provides individualized consulting services and practical solutions to schools, entrepreneurs and growing companies.  Thrive Leadership Institute customizes its approach to each client based on the company's needs and goals, with innovative cost-saving consulting engagements, human resource assessments, classroom/online training sessions, and executive and professional coaching.