Unconditional Teaching

a living manifesto for healthier relationships in education

Tag: Student-teacher relationship

We choose which version of our students we invite into our classroom

In this article I explore what we as teachers can do in order to invite the best version of our students into our classroom, taking my cue from Solution Focused coaches, who are experts in inviting a version of their clients into the session that wants to make their life better and has the resources to do so.

18 Jul 2021 | Tags: Essays, Teaching practices, Student-teacher relationship, Solution Focused Practice

Podcast: The Empathetic Online Classroom

In this episode Tyll talks about a five-day block seminar that he taught in July 2020 entitled “Owning Your Position: Critical Argumentation Skills for Scholars of Culture” in which he and the students created a very supportive, empathetic classroom atmosphere.

11 Feb 2021 | 1 comment | Tags: Podcasts, Teaching practices, Argumentation skills, Vulnerability, Student-teacher relationship, Social contract, Online teaching

First Aid in Mental Health: 3 things you can do to help your students and colleagues

How can we administer first aid in mental health emergencies if we feel that engaging with people (and often strangers) in distress is putting our own mental well-being at risk?

11 Aug 2020 | Tags: Essays, Mental health, Student-teacher relationship

The discourse of wasted potential – a critique

The discourse of wasted potential is omnipresent but it may be a harmful way of speaking about ourselves, relating to others, and thinking about our or others' accomplishments.

14 Jan 2020 | 3 comments | Tags: Essays, Analysis, Mental health, Communication, Student-teacher relationship