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Mike Huebner

I reflect on what it means to be a 'credible' teacher...whatever that is.

 

WHAT IS TEACHER CREDIBILITY?

Many people can recall the teachers that made an impact on their lives in some way. What was it about them? Was their impact positive or did their actions motivate the former students to prove them wrong? Either way, teacher credibility has been proven to be an integral part of the student experience.


Research on teacher credibility shows that there are certain behaviors that create opportunities for students to perceive one teacher as more credible than another. That is what fascinates me.


It's my goal, through documenting my experiences as a classroom teacher, to discover what it means to be a credible teacher. A teacher my students will remember. A teacher who impacted their lives in a positive way that was based on trust and dare I say, love. 

 
 

September 29, 2018

"Expect nothing. Appreciate everything."

This motto is something I heard a couple years ago and put as my phone background for awhile to remind myself.

It's hard to expect nothing at times, especially as a teacher.

We are told that we need to have high expectations fo...

September 23, 2018

Greeting students in some way before the school day begins has been a goal of mine to begin this school year.

It's hard to remember but I've changed how I prioritize things based on research done about student success and greeting them at the door.

The reality is tha...

September 23, 2018

Community.

What does that word really mean? It has a warm feeling to it, doesn't it? As teachers, we want to create it because we know it'll make our lives easier. Not only that, we believe that it'll make our students lives easier. Even better than that, it'll improv...

September 21, 2018

A good reminder that I've been calling home for negative situations way more than positives.

Something I'm working on, among lots of other things.

September 21, 2018

#yearoftherelationship is in full swing!

Documenting week 1
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👉🏼 5 positive phone calls home
👉🏼 2 community circles
👉🏼 4 name/get to know you activities

Takeaways:

Building relationships takes resilience and consistency. I constantly feel pulled in so many dir...

September 21, 2018

If you've been following for long, you know that I like to document the process of growing the podcast along the way. It's already fun to see where it started and where it's at now.

All time plays and average plays per episode continue to rise and I'm grateful people...

September 21, 2018

Just speaking my truth about the choices we have as teachers.

We can give students that mess up an opportunity to 'make it right' and do our best to avoid the punishment system that is so pervasive in our society.

However, the reality is that some students won't take...

September 5, 2018

Such a great first day.

Tiring, but great.

Thinking about how grateful I am that former students actually want to come back and say hello.

They don't have to. They don't have to do much of anything.

The fact that some did makes me believe I'm doing something right.
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