Teacher Presence in the Classroom

Author: Emily Paterson

You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop and what you reinforce. – Tony Gaskins

When you walk into a classroom it’s important to put your best foot forward as you set the tone for how the rest of the class will run.  So I ask you to look at what exactly you are projecting with the words you use, body language, tone, pitch, volume, rate and your listening skills.   Together we will talk through introductions, what makes them successful and how it can set up a positive spin on the rest of the class.

I encourage every teacher to look at what respect means to them and what are you doing in the classroom to create a mutual respect atmosphere.  Casual Relief teaching is a different culture to a class whom we regularly teach, how are you setting yourself up for success?

 

What have you tried that has successfully engaged students in your work?