Thursday, January 16, 2014

Teach Like a Champion
Technique #47
Emotional Constancy

“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.

Key Points:
·      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)

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