In last week's post ''Earning creativity'' I've talked about embracing failure as part of the learning process.
Today I want to point out the value of emotions from a teacher's point of view. Emotions are important in education because they invoke attention and memory. In order to get students emotionally involved we need to start building on something they already know and motivate their desire for knowledge. By creating a positive environment and atmosphere we will be able to guide each student's development and encourage them to interact with one another to share their experiences and feelings.
The more we know, the more we understand and the more we want to know.
It is the same with both skills and creativity. Although passion is needed to overcome the initial lack of confidence, it's important to remember the use of a schedule to avoid stressful situations. By demonstrating the connection between our student's previous knowledge and their present learning experience, we will provide them with a better understanding of how the two act reciprocally. Establishing a positive communication will inspire mutual trust, give us teacher improved insight on the student's progress and reflect our own performance as educators.
This week's quote is by American author and poet, Maya Angelou: ''I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.''
Who was your dearest teacher?
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