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8 - What will I do to establish and maintain effective relationships with students?

13. What do I typically do to understand students’ interests and background?

  Evidence

The teacher uses students’ interests and background to produce a climate of acceptance and community.

Teacher has side discussions with students about events in their lives

Teacher has discussions with students about topics in which they are interested

Teacher builds student interests into lessons

Student Evidence

When asked, students describe the teacher as someone who knows them and/or is interested in them

Students respond when teacher demonstrates understanding of their interests and background

When asked, students say they feel accepted

14. What do I typically do to use verbal and nonverbal behaviors that indicate affection for students?

Teacher Evidence

When appropriate, the teacher uses verbal and nonverbal behavior that indicates caring for students.

Teacher compliments students regarding academic and personal accomplishments

Teacher engages in informal conversations with students that are not related to academics

Teacher uses humor with students when appropriate

Teacher smiles, nods, etc. at students when appropriate

Teacher puts hand on students’ shoulders when appropriate

Student Evidence

When asked, students describe teacher as someone who cares for them

Students respond to teacher’s verbal interactions

Students respond to teacher’s nonverbal interactions

 

15. What do I typically do to display objectivity and control?

Teacher Evidence

The teacher behaves in an objective and controlled manner.

Teacher does not exhibit extremes in positive or negative emotions

Teacher addresses inflammatory issues and events in a calm and controlled manner

Teacher interacts with all students in the same calm and controlled fashion

Teacher does not demonstrate personal offense at student misbehavior

Student Evidence

Students are settled by the teacher’s calm demeanor

When asked, the students describe the teacher as in control of himself/herself and in control of the class

When asked, students say that the teacher does not hold grudges or take things personally