Comparing Montessori, Walforf and Reggio Emilia Learning Philosophies


The Big Three: Comparing Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia Learning Philosophies

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The Effective Teacher is a Warm Demander

I was reading up on Effective Teachers and came across an interesting concept, the concept of a warm demander.

Basically an effective teacher is a warm demander.  In a nutshell, it means being nice yet strict at the same time.

So how do you go about becoming a warm demander?

warm demander

You have to authentically care about your students, hold them to high expectations and be firm with your rules and how you deal with them on a daily basis.

I reflected on this concept and I realized that I haven’t quite reached that level of being a warm demander. For most part, I was simply warm and that is a blueprint to get abused by my students and to have classroom management challenges.

As I matured in the teaching profession, I built up my ‘demander’ side while maintaining my warmth.

By a demander means keeping your word in what you say to the students, i.e following up with consequences to breaking of school rules and to push them to their best versions in your class.

I will reading up more on this and will be coming up with a short ebook on this interesting topic.

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