THE CREDIBLE TEACHER

Mike Huebner

 

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. 

 
 

February 27, 2019

As we all know, leadership in the classroom is something all teachers know from an experiential perspective.

What type of leader a teacher is can depend on how they communicate all of the expectations they have for their students.

There are two major types of leaders...

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Every once in a while I like to Google 'how to get students to' and see what comes up.

I'm intrigued at how we get students to do anything, really.

How does one get anyone to do anything?

How do I get others to respect me?

Think about that. How does anyone get anot...

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What is implicit bias?

What is racial anxiety?

These are two questions that I learned more of the answers to this week using this unbelievably important report published by the Perception Institute in 2017.

I recorded two podcasts this week sharing what implicit bia...

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