Don’t Be A Teacher Bully

by Terry Heick

Okay, 100 words on the idea of a “teacher bully”….It’s easier to become a teacher bully than you’d think. Teaching isn’t easy–stresses your time, patience, and emotional reserves. Some days, it seems certain students want to watch the world burn.But no matter how well-designed learning experiences are, the tone of your interactions with students can deflate a classroom in a hurry.

Students need to respond. They have to be accessible. They have to ‘listen.’So when they don’t, respond by design. Start with your relationship. Create a sequence. Adjust to the child. Do what works, and toss what doesn’t.

Whatever you do, don’t be a teacher bully.

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