Work & Career / The Invisible Force that Makes Learning Stick


Course by

5d1f33c4e005f4acb8cc469ddceacac49347768b David Palank


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Time commitment

5 minutes a day for 14 days

Binge read

February 22, 2016

 “Every word and glance carries with it social meaning. Sentences and gestures are noticed and interpreted, magnified, and combed for meanings the teacher often never intended. Neuroscience supports the notion that often what the teacher is saying may not be what the students are hearing.” 

There is a stark contrast between what science knows and what school does.  Teachers are unprepared for the realities of the classroom.  Everyday, teachers walk into their classrooms without realizing what is actually occurring outside their purview.  There are invisible forces at work in your classroom.
 In recent years, neuroscientists have discovered that a teacher’s perception of the classroom is skewed.  This blind spot is limiting progress in the classroom. 

Understanding these invisible forces will ultimately lead to better outcomes for you and your students.

You Will Learn:

  • How to improve all of your ratings with one small change

  • How viewers accurately evaluated the effectiveness of teachers from a 30-second clip

  • The Four Factors of Teacher Credibility

  • The two questions you must immediately answer correctly for students to trust you

  • Warmth Cues and their importance

  • Competence Cues and their importance

  • A brief intervention that closed the achievement gap by 60%

  • Activities you can use in class to increase trust

Sounds interesting?