“As you enter the room, those already there watch you; they learn something about your professionalism, your openness, your style, your desire to be there, your energy.”

How do you enter a class, and what does it say about you?

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Teaching/Management

Always Learning Something

As you enter the room, those already there watch you; they learn something about your professionalism, your openness, your style, your desire to be there, your energy.

As you scan the room before making your opening comments, they soak up knowledge about you; they learn your agreeableness, your enthusiasm, your hesitation.

With every word, with its intonations and inflections, with the comments you make, with the notes you put on the board and the far-off or engaged look when others are speaking, with the slight nod or slight frown as someone interrupts you to ask a question–there is no time when they are not learning.

This is probably the key underlying truth that drives all our other understandings, and all my other rules and tips, about teaching and training.  They are always learning something.  They may not–perhaps they are often not–learning “the material” or “today’s…

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About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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