Saturday, March 25, 2017

3136. How to Empathize with Your Students

Yesterday I said I was posting on the point that the teacher has to be human and humane at his teaching. Here you are.
The way he would interact with his students has to be full of normal human reactions, at least up to some extent. I mean, the teacher will lead the lesson according his students are interacting along the lesson, in a nice way.
Let me think. For example, the teacher will stop to listen to a student that is trying to say something that has entailed a lot of effort for him or her to say, and which has to do with the thread of the lesson.
The teacher will react in a human way, at least up to some extent, when addressing his students, and he will prompt his students in a way which will help them advance more in their learning processes. There will be empathy. He’ll say a word of encouragement, and will say they’re doing well, if the case, and this is pretty important.
The teacher cannot be a glacial model one can admire but not imitate. In the classroom, at each lesson, the teacher will offer himself to his students, in a full and thorough way, and eventually he’ll become tired after this effort. You have to offer to your “audience” and as I said, and as a result, you could get done and tired. “Entirely” is the word: you’ll offer to your students entirely.
Well and if you have many lessons, you’ll have to ration your forces. In Spanish we say something kind of “putting all the meat on the barbecue grill”. So the teacher will dedicate his forces to his students – and all these communicative skills with his students are gained over years, with practice, experience and expertise. / Photo from: www shutterstock com. The picture is just a nice illustration.
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