"Reaching students emotionally may seem like a red herring, but maybe it’s not.
Inspired by Justin Tarte’s recent—and excellent–post on making a difference in the lives of others around you, I immediately thought of the legacy teachers leave in the minds (and hearts) of students. If and how you will be remembered by students may sound like a bit of an ego trip, but the truth of the matter is, if you’re not making any kind of an impression, they’re probably not learning."
This post provides 18 ways to reach students in your classroom, beginning with curiousity and including model macro behavior and be human. In addition you may watch a five minute video clip from the Dead Poets Society.
Via Beth Dichter