Unconditional Teaching

a living manifesto for healthier relationships in education

Tag: Mindset

Empathisch handeln (statt empathisch sein)

Warum unser konventionelles Verständnis von Empathie problematisch ist und wie Empathie als Praktik unsere Lehre verbessern kann.

26 Oct 2021 | Tags: Essays, Mindset, Empathie, Macht, Privileg, Verletzlichkeit, DE

Showing vulnerability

Acknowledging our vulnerability as teachers by addressing difficulties in class openly is a powerful strategy for connection and learning.

17 Feb 2020 | 4 comments | Tags: Essays, Mindset, Vulnerability, Communication, Empathy, Conditional teaching

Radical Acceptance and expectations in teaching

In this piece, I elaborate on how the concepts of Radical Acceptance, the “trust-default”, and the distinction between personal and professional expectations helped me to improve and feel better about my teaching and get a better understanding for what I think unconditionality in teaching should entail.

17 Dec 2019 | Tags: Essays, Mindset, Mental health, Radical Acceptance

Katharina on Unconditional Teaching

In this entry, I look into Alfie Cohn's concept of unconditional parenting, which has influenced my thinking about Unconditional Teaching.

22 Oct 2019 | Tags: Essays, Mindset, Unconditional Teaching, Alfie Cohn, Unconditional parenting, Conditional teaching

On doing empathy

Why our usual thinking about empathy is flawed and how empathy as practice will improve our teaching.

6 Aug 2019 | 1 comment | Tags: Essays, Mindset, Empathy, Vulnerability, Privilege, Power

Tyll on Unconditional Teaching

In this entry, I draw a parallel between the mindset of Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) and our concept of Unconditional Teaching.

24 Jul 2019 | Tags: Essays, Mindset, Unconditional Basic Income, Teaching writing