Assertive | Self Esteem | Teachers

Assertiveness is a way of thinking and behaving that allows a person to stand up for his or her rights while respecting

the rights of others.

•Starting, changing, or ending conversations •Making requests and asking for favors •Refusing others' requests if they are too demanding •Addressing problems or things that bother you

•Being firm so that your rights are respected •Expressing positive emotions •Expressing negative emotions

HOW TO BE
ANTICIPATE OTHER PEOPLE’S BEHAVIOUR

ASSERTIVE
HAVE FAITH WITH YOUR OWN ABILITIES

PREPARE AND USE GOOD OPEN QUESTION

RECONDITIONING YOUR OWN REACTION

FEEL SYMPHATHY RATHER THAN FEAR

Advantages of being an assertive teacher
Demonstrating : Assertive teachers listen carefully to:  what their students have to say  speak politely to them  treat everyone fairly

 self-confidence  self-respect  ability to stand up for himself effectively

Assertive teachers build positive, trusting relationships with their students.

Demanding, yet warm in interaction. Students will feel comfortable.

Student will take the teacher & lesson more seriously.

Assertiveness assessment scales
NON ASSERTIVE ASSERTIVE HOSTILE EYE CONTACT Teacher avoids looking at the student Teacher maintains eye contact with student Teacher glares at student; stares student down

BODY LANGUAGE

Teacher turns away, gestures nervously, trembles

Teacher face student; alert posture but not threatening.

Teacher crowds student, points, shakes fist threateningly Name calling, labeling, blaming, threatening, being sarcastic, preaching, lecturing

MESSAGE

Obsequious, self denigrating, excuses student behavior; pleads with student.

Clearly states the problem & insist that the behavior stop.use humor to relieve tension.

NON ASSERTIVE

ASSERTIVE

HOSTILE

VOICE FEATURES

Tremulous, whiny, hesitant, broken, or too soft

Appropriate volume, natural surrounding, varied for emphasis

Voice too loud, shouts, yells

FACIAL FEATURES

Smiles inappropriately, nervous twitches, and tics.

Expression suits message

Excessive affect; contorted, disgusted, enraged expression

THE IMPORTANCE OF ASSERTIVE SKILLS

Make the students know when they have acted correctly and incorrectly

Build positive and trusting relationship with the students

Increase selfesteem
administer positive recognition for appropriate behaviour and consequences for inappropriate behaviours.

Create a positive learning environment

• http://www.behavioradvisor.com/AssertiveDiscipl ine.html • http://stress.about.com/od/relationships/p/profil eassertiv.htm • http://www.mtstcil.org/skills/assert-2.html • http://www.businessballs.com/self-confidenceassertiveness.htm • http://www.behavioradvisor.com/AssertiveDiscipl ine.html

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