Empowering Words

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The other day @amadacdykes blogged about “Empowering” and asked what is your empowering word. This got me thinking. What would I answer? Well my first step was to get a definition for the word empowering.
I found two:

1. Give authority to someone

2. To give somebody a greater sense of confidence or self esteem

Based on these two definitions it is clear to me that we as educators must be able to answer @amadacdykes question with regard to our students.

I am not sure if I have one but here are a few that come to mind based on these definitions

Lifelong learning
Choices- Control over his/her learning
Self- Confidence

These are my “Empowering” words when it comes to my students

Thank you to @amadacdykes for the inspiration for this post.



  1. Lorna said:

    I’d like to add
    “energize” to the list. People who are empowered can bring out their own inner strengths and meet all kinds of challenges.

    December 6, 2010
    • Lorna,
      Thank you
      Energized is a great one to add.

      December 6, 2010
  2. Monica Calligaro said:

    Enthusiasm…another key word…

    December 14, 2010

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