How Do I Make Myself a More Likeable Teacher? – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog Recently I have seen articles discussing the connection between teacher likeability and student achievement. This is something I have thought a lot about since I started teaching. I believe if students like their teacher they will be more motivated and will try harder. On a personal level, I learned early in my career if my students liked me, my classroom ran more smoothly. The opposite was true as well – if students didn’t like me, it was…

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How To Avoid Losing Your Students’ Attention – Education Article

There is a phenomenon I see again and again in the classrooms I visit. As attention starts to wane . . . Eyelids droop. Fingers tap. Bodies sigh. . . . the teacher will speed up their instruction. They’ll talk and move faster as if trying to finish before completely losing the class. But this is a big mistake—because it only makes things worse. Here’s why: It’s boring. The urge to rush and get done quickly will inevitably cause you…

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