The Artfully Inviting Teacher: A Hierarchy of Strategies

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Fall 1982


Defines the artfully inviting teacher as one who utilizes both personal and professional teaching strategies; thus, she/he is most successful at maximizing student development. The present paper offers a hierarchy of specific teaching strategies that encourages students to view themselves as capable, valuable, and self-directing. A distinction is made between personally and professionally inviting behaviors. Personally inviting behaviors send messages that communicate caring and positive regard. Professionally inviting behaviors increase the recipients' efficacy, competence, and independence.

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