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Today’s hot topic deals with teacher’s & trainer’s vulnerability in distance education. This is a very important subject as many of us at times feel vulnerable and cannot come up with the correct answer on the spot.
In this video I share 5 strategies that help me feel vulnerable and safe at the same time in a distance classroom.
Strategy # 1: Turn your competitive disadvantages into your best-selling points
Strategy #2: Confidence is overrated. Keep doing what you are doing, and confidence will come
Strategy #3: Be authentic and vulnerable
Strategy #4: Change your role online
Strategy #5: Don’t give away your power
I appreciate any comments or additional suggestions for Karen! Please provide your insights under the video.
TWITTABLE BITES (Copy and share as you wish!):
In the online environment the number one thing that students want from a teacher is UNDERSTANDING http://effectiveonlineteaching.org/2011/09/20/vulnerability-…ance-education/ via @mkostina
Change your role online and your so-called fears will disappear on their own http://effectiveonlineteaching.org/2011/09/20/vulnerability-…ance-education/ via @mkostina
Students will forgive you for very many things (including not having an answer on the spot), but they will not forgive you being unauthentic http://effectiveonlineteaching.org/2011/09/20/vulnerability-…ance-education/ via @mkostina
People will listen to you not because you are demanding, but because you have authority & presence which is build on trust, authenticity, and vulnerability http://effectiveonlineteaching.org/2011/09/20/vulnerability-…ance-education/ via @mkostina
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