Happiness by @IrascibleBabble

Name: Gemma Cornwall
Twitter name: @IrascibleBabble
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Computer Science & Economics
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? Happiness

1: Your students won’t be happy if you are miserable. Don’t let whatever happened in the last hour’s lesson/meeting influence your behaviour towards your next class.

2: Happy kids are more willing to learn. Spend the first couple of minutes asking about stuff they care about.

3: Positive reinforcement creates a much happier atmosphere. Even the ‘too cool for school’ kids secretly love stickers.

4: Learn how much banter you can get away with whilst still maintaining control of your class.

5: If you are known as a happy teacher, kids will want to do a lot more for you than the miserable old bag down the corridor.

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