LDK #2-Be Mindful of Your Students’ Feelings  


There are many things going on inside students when they are in your classroom. These are often called Affective Factors.  Even a brief explanation is more than this short post can do justice.  They include, but are not limited to:

  • motivation
  • risk-taking
  • low- or high-anxiety
  • feelings of success or failure
  • competition
  • inadequacy
  • self-esteem
  • communal support
  • boredom vs. challenged engagement
Each of these, and more, are part of students emotional lives. Not to consider them when planning or acting in class is not only disrespectful, but done repeatedly will work to create an emotional barrier to learning.

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