Skill 1 of 5: Teaching Excellence

5 Critical Teaching Skills:  Communication, Facilitation,  Courage, Hygeine, Leadership

Critical Teaching Skill 1 of 5:  Communication

From the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom

From the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom

Active communication is easy: talking, sharing, giving direction.  Many teachers are skilled at this.  Passive communication is much more difficult, and equally important. Having the ability to listen, read body language, and have patience is critical; it shows respect for students, and gains respect and cooperation in return.  It is also the best way to quickly reach a differentiated learning model because the sooner you know your students, the sooner you can facilitate and meet their specific learning needs.

Stay tuned for the next four!

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2 thoughts on “Skill 1 of 5: Teaching Excellence

  1. Pingback: Skill 1 of 5: Teaching Excellence (via Birdie Champ’s Blog) « A Teacher's Portfolio by Layne C. Smith

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