Students with a choleric temperament think quickly, they're good at perceiving things around them and they enjoy being in the center of attention. They need to be given the chance to prove themselves.
Students with a sanguine temperament are difficult to detect at first. They are sociable and less prone to interfere during class but they're not inclined to engage either. They do not care about consequences and are often willing to lie in order to avoid consequences.
Students with a phlegmatic temperament react slowly to a given assignment and they lack motivation. They're potential is best expressed when they're given the time to analyze and interpret a task in their own time.
Students with a melancholic temperament are sensitive and self centered. They have exceptionally vivid imagination and they're very dedicated to details.
Encouraging students to embrace autonomy needs to come from a complete understanding of their tendencies. We make art in order to express the emotions in ourselves and establish a connection with others. We use these emotions in education to provoke the kinds of thinking that students need to develop creativity. Identifying these characteristics will give a teacher the chance to prepare for his students needs and plan his time and attention accordingly to grow each student's temperament.
The quote I want to share this week is by English literary critic and writer Cyril Connolly: “We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion.”
Have you embraced your temperament?
Next week I'll talk about how they work with each other
I encourage you to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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