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10 THINGS TEACHERS LOVE TO HEAR THEIR STUDENTS SAY 2


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Guest Paul Stone

5. I WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS.

It's beyond encouraging when a learner says this. After all, interest always precedes meaningful learning. So if a learner wants to dive deeper into a topic, do everything in your power to help them.

6. I'M SO GLAD YOU TAUGHT ME THAT.

This is the ultimate antithesis to the question, "Why do I need to learn this?" When someone finds value in learning either in the moment or later on, their view of learning changes altogether. Suddenly they realize why they put the work in and why it matters. There is nothing more validating to a learner's efforts than when learning becomes useful to them. And remember, you helped them get there.

7. I LOVE THIS CLASS.

Seriously, what teacher wouldn't want to hear this? If students are enjoying your class, you're doing something right. Engagement, focus, relevance, and a desire to learn—these are things teachers love to hear about their students experiencing.

8. LET ME GIVE THIS A TRY.

We can facilitate learning as we should, but at some point we will step aside and let the learners take the lead. True enough, they may stumble and fall and not succeed. In that case, you're in the best position to provide constructive feedback as well as promote useful failure. That's how we get our learners to want to keep trying.

9. I CAN RELATE/CONNECT TO THIS.

In order for learning to be meaningful and effective, it must have relevance to who we're teaching. Whether it's relevant to us or not makes no difference, so when we hear this we should be very excited. Ultimately, this is the goal of our instruction—to help learners connect topics to prior knowledge they already find intriguing.

10. THANK YOU.

This is one of those things teachers love to hear but never hear enough. Even when you don't hear it, never believe you're not making a difference as a teacher. When you do, just smile and nod and say, "you're very welcome." Then, continue on knowing you did your job well and somebody noticed when you thought they didn't.

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