strength and seemed comfortable.
As teachers we are with our students for 6-7 hours daily. Our attitudes and words have an impact on them. Sometimes students trust their teachers more than their parents.
We have to be very careful about what we say. Our words are spoken or written. In teaching we call it FEEDBACK. As part of teacher education we are asked to give feedback to our students but what are the qualities of good feedback? For me, feedback highlights students’ achievements openly and points out their weaknesses coated with suggestions to improve – this is known as ‘sandwich’ feedback. We should give feedback to students in a way that helps them to improve rather than discourage and de-motivate them because I strongly believe that teachers’ words matter a lot!