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Practical Application

9 December, 2015 - 17:04
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So, how do you become one of these special persons that the students want to be around and want to act appropriately? The answer is to get to know them, find out what is so special about each of them, and let them know it. It also helps immensely to let the students know something special about you, i.e., your interests, unique talents, or experiences, etc. Build a positive relationship with them!

It is very important to use the time you spend in teaching them to solve their problem as time to better know them. If you can develop trust and listen well, they will tell you many things about their lives, beliefs, experiences, and their wants and needs. The better you know them, the better you will help and most often, like them. Conversely, the more they know about you, the more they will learn from you and most often, like you. When this happens, a new and more positive relationship will be formed. This may be the greatest preventative measure you will ever find.