Wednesday, March 10, 2010
What makes one teacher likeable and another not? I mean, beyond bringing food and not giving homework..haha. Seriously, students are not motivated by a teacher that they can't relate to. It's more than just good teaching, lesson plans, strong activities.... Too much intonation, not enough intonation, (who can take a monotone voice?) approachability, personability but not too much, liking them, encouraging them...My kid says she needs some compliments with all the criticism and for them to smile in a way that is sincere. Another teacher claims it's important to read their body language and gage your lesson accordingly or even surprising them with a 20-second stretch break. Humor helps. Please post any comments!