Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Do You Really Want to Be the Rules Sergeant?

Does having clear guidelines and rules for conduct in class necessarily mean that you need to be inflexible with your students?  What value do we get form treating students as adversaries?  David Evans writes in a recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education of the value he finds in treating students with respect and consideration in the classroom.  Evans’s experience has shown him that “the most effective faculty members were those who treated their students with professional affection and respect, and engaged them seriously, without condescension, and, where appropriate, with enthusiasm.”

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