This chapter covers techniques referring to building character and trust in and with your students.
- Positive Framing
Correct behavior by giving students a postive action to take, assuming the best, making initial corrections without using names, and giving students a challenge to fulfill.
- Precise Praise
Acknowledge (in other words, thank) expected behavior. Praise exceptional behavior.
These are not mutually exclusive. Be clear and consistent while also being positive and caring.
- The J-Factor
Find joy in the work of learning.
- Emotional Constancy
- Explain Everything
Help your students understand the rationale behind the rules and expectations.
Since making mistakes is a natural part of learning, know how to handle answers. For wrong answers: don't chasten, but don't excuse either. For right answers: don't flatter, but don't fuss either.
Now to you: What stood out to you in this chapter?