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Habits of Highly Affective Teachers

Journal # 7

Article title: Rick Wormeli.The Seven Habits of Highly Affective Teachers. EL Magazine 23 Nov 2018.

Summary (2 sentences):

Want to make your school a better place for everyone? The answer is simple, making emotional health a habit. Teachers see a lot of things, different emotional reactions from students as they engage in classroom content. Thus, it is important for teachers to develop effective habits that will help them cope with students’ conditions. Find joy in others' success, Cultivate perspective and reframe, Ditch the easy caricature, Explore the ethics of teaching, Embrace humility, Value intellect and Maintain passion and playfulness. When teachers combine all these habits, it helps in creating a feeling of emotional wellness which help students as well as teachers to achieve emotional health benefits.

Connections: What you know to be true in the world (Text to World)

Most students’ suffer from metal breakdown due to depression. In an environment where students are not in a position to share their problems with their teachers, they suffer emotional failure which lowers their performance. However, in schools where there is guidance and counselling departments and teachers have developed effective relationships with students thus making it easier for them to share their challenges and find the way out.

What image could you draw in association with this text?

Being in a stressful situation that requires moral support and counselling.

What’s the most “quotable sentence” in the text?

Teachers who deny the emotional elements of teaching and learning can become exhausted from ceaseless confrontations with students' emotional states, often blaming their personal stress and students' failure to learn on students' lack of motivation or maturity.”

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