The Buzz has been a fun and accessible way for our students to relate their personality type to their preferred learning styles and identify areas for skills development that will allow them to achieve success.
The Buzz gets students to think of themselves, their skills and their outlook in a whole new way. The students get the opportunity to self-assess through engaging tasks and activities, to learn how to get the most out of opportunities and their future. Students from all backgrounds and geographical locations can relate and respond to the book. The Buzz is a wonderful positive influence on students and we love to use it.
Generally, Iíve been impressed with The Buzz because it distils the highly (and, in my opinion, usually needlessly) complex process of determining personality type into its most salient elements. Not only that, but The Buzz then links these concepts to specific Ďnext stepsí that are applicable to teens. Iíve watched David Hodgson present several times and it never fails to engage the audience because he makes what heís saying relevant to the lives of the students with whom heís working.
David is a natural at talking to teens in their own language and on their own terms. Everyone can take away the concepts David presents and find meaningful application for their own lives.
Myers/Briggs has become an essential tool for Barnardos in the North-East and The Buzz will give us a great opportunity to extend its use in our work with young people. It puts quite complex things in a clear and understandable way. I particularly like the way it introduces the important issue of positive and negative thinking which really adds a new dimension to Myers/Briggs. This book could be a particularly useful tool for foster carers, youth workers and residential workers in helping young people to understand themselves and their world Ė and in helping young people who are experiencing difficulties to think they can do something positive to change their lives. This book is a great resource for those people who see the potential of using Myers/Briggs with young people but who donít know how to go about it.