After the long break of the class, we talked about NLP.

First of all, we divided it into its components. One is the neuro related to mind, which means our thinking process and how we experience the world through our senses. The other is the linguistic related to our words, which means the way we use language and how it influences us and those around us. Last, the programming stands for our behaviour, in other words, it is the way we organize our ideas and actions which produce expected and unexpected results.

We have four pillars of NLP, which is the mind.

First, outcomes. ---- knowing what you want

I have to know my goals.

Second, rapport. ---- setting mutual background I should maximise similarities and minimising differences. For instance, as the salesmen do after asking where you are from, then, ooo I am from there, too. We should create warm atmosphere as they do :) Third, sensory acuity. ---- notice the response what other people are doing. Fourth, flexibility . ---- trying another way way. If the thing you are doing isn t working, try another

We also learnt nine presuppositions of NLP. Mind and body are interconected. 
Do physical activities as much as possible.  Encourage laughter.  Decrease stres.

The map is not the territory. 
Know people are different from each other, and their maps are different, too.  Don t forget everybody cannot think the way as you do. Be respectful.  Encourage ss to find out how other people do things.

There is no failure, only feedback. 
We all are likely to make mistakes, so we shouldn t be too self critical.  Ss need constructive feedback to know what they could do better. Thus, they will be more

That is, see mistakes as useful feedback for your teaching/learning !

The map becomes the territory. 
Accept that you make mistakes.  Believe sincerely you can do whatever you want.  Build self-confidence in yourself and ss.  Focus on solution not only mistakes.  Take the risk of making mistakes, and  Laugh with your ss not at them.

The resources we need are within us. 
Know what you can do.  Know your strenghts as well as weaknesses.  Praise your ss.  Encourage and help them to be aware of what they can do.

Communication is non-verbal as well as verbal. 
Body language > Voice Tonality > Words  Use all three to be more effective. All are deadly important.

Communication is nonconscious as well as conscious. %99 of learning is unconscious. Peripheral learning and activities are under this headline. We can hang cards and pictures on the wall, and we can teach through activities.

All behaviour has a positive intention. Music and slides we use have a positive affect on learners. We mentioned two points here. One is dealing with disruption and the other is reframing. Former is about how we make disruptive behaviour good while latter means encourage ss do their best. Don t label them but encourage them to do better. ! Our motto is If you cannot change your students, then try changing your response

The meaning of my communication is the response I get. What you say is only what they understand from you. If your students learn nothing from you, this is your fault not theirs. Excuse yourself! ,in other words, Mea Culpa! If you get negative responses from ss, then change your style. Teach through the way your students learn not

through the way you learn or teach. And teach your ss how to learn, and encourage self evaluation.

What I have in my mindabout the pearls of NLP is;


make mistake s



If students laugh in the classroom, they are not afraid of making mistakes. As long as they make mistakes, it means they are learning. And they get feedback from each other and the teacher, there is hope for learning. Therefore, let s love mistakes :) As a teacher I will let my students make mistakes and laugh together .

In addition to the presuppositions, w e have a village called VAKOG. The question how we perceive the world has d ecided who lives in the village. Its residents are visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, olfactory and gustatory. The youngest ones are the first three. We should know the features of these three uncles. :)

V --- We look and see through pictures, graphs, colour and shapes. A --- We hear and listen through cassettes, voices, songs, music, rhythm, oral drills and repeating. K --- We feel externally, internally and movement through role -play activities, (touching) real objects, taking notes and project work.

Briefly, See V Hear A Feel K