“An emotionally constant teacher earns student’s trust in part by having them know he is always under control.”
KEY IDEA: 1. Modulate emotions. 2. Tie your emotions to student achievement, not to your own moods or the emotions of the students you teach.
· Expect students to occasionally get upset, and respond calmly.
· “I expect better of you,” or, “The expectation in this class is that you give your best,” instead of, “I’m really disappointed in you.”
· Focus on what students should or shouldn’t do instead of how the teacher feels.
· Goal when emotions run hot should be to deescalate.
From Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemove (Jossey Bass, 2010)