"Teacher Look"

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  1. Christine3

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    Is the "teacher look" affective? If the student does not catch on . . . then verbally reprimand? Anyone have examples of when and when not to use it.
    thanks!
     
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    I use it all the time. It's VERY effective for most kids.
     
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    It's effective if you follow through with it when needed.
     
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    It's work very well but I'm still perfecting mine. My mentor uses her teacher look as the first warning and if she has to verbally reprimand it comes with some sort of punishment. Her teacher look is way better than mine is though.
     
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    Teacher looks are only as good as the belief that something will happen if they don't follow it. In other words if you establish a clear consequence after that teacher look enough times, it doesn't take long before they heed it with a wide path. Some kids, however, will heed it anyways because they never want to find out.
     
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    I got the teacher look before teaching when I started dating my husband. :)
     
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    Absolutely. If the kids know there is no consequence, nothing works. There's got to be followup.
     
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    The Teacher Look is not only effective in school - I have used it in supermarkets, playgrounds and on public transport. It's great to silently reprimand kids whose parents don't/won't do it themselves.

    It's also effective to redirect behaviour when visitors are in the class, or speakers, and you don't want to interrupt them or draw attention to yourself.

    If my "look" is not noticed by the subject in class, I wait. Some more observant child will usually nudge them. Once they look, I raise my eyebrow ("No! No! Not THE eyebrow!" as my teenaged son cries <lol> - it doesn't work on him any more). Then I just go on with my work.

    If the look doesn't work, then I ask what the problem is - if there is one, we solve it, if there isn't I redirect verbally. I usually only use the look for minor stuff where speaking would be too disruptive. It's a great tool to develop, but I note not all teachers have one.
     
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    Thanks for your tips everyone!
     
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    Mine can even feel my "thousand-yard stare" when they're not facing me. It's very effective, but students must know that action will follow the stare.
     
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    I've found children noticing the "teacher look" in me when I am in a store and they're running like wild dogs. It seems I give off a "teacher aura" instead......hmm
     
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    Sometimes when I use The Look, I almost feel guilty because the student(s) looks so scared. I must have an effective look!! :-D
     
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    funny - I was just describing my look to a friend and she said "wow, you really have that thing down to a science don't you??"
     
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    Once had a student who said he had looked in his big tray for his maths book and couldnt find it ..

    When I looked ..... it was THE ONLY THING IN THERE!!!!


    Oops, wrong kinda look! ... Although I guess I gave this student "the Teacher Look" after I had "a teacher look" in his tray .... hehehe.
     
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  16. Christine3

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    Yes! That is what happened the one student froze and stared back at me. I felt kind of bad too, but it has been working. Its better because I don't have to interrupt the lesson flow.
     
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    I'm not even a teacher and yet, I have a "teacher look" that works very well. One student told the teacher, when I reprimanded him with "the look" in the cafeteria, "She gave me that scary look!"
     

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