Education is the communication of understanding. Societies have used fear to set the order of communication throughout history including schools. If fear is lack of understanding, what happens when understanding increases? We begin to see disorganization in the process of communication. What is the solution? Using reciprocal behavior in the absence of fear to increase communication. Teachers who model listening to understand first, will create the reciprocal behaviors in their students. Also by listening to understand students first based on the understanding of the student in the absence of judgment, the teachers understandings will grow. This method also helps students retention increase. If you don't think what I am saying makes sense, consider this quote, " peace cannot be kept by fear, it can only be achieved through understanding." Albert Einstien. I believe that quote because, in the absence of fear, we all do what we understand. The classroom has become difficult for many teachers to control. The reason why controlling the classroom is the wrong move, because to attempt to control others is controlling. The modeling of this behavior is detrimental to the students learning it, because it does not work. We control our ability to understand others, a teacher who models this behavior also has the ability to model self control. The future of education.
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