Kevin Eikenberry posts on Seven Simple Ways to Subtly
Influence Others in the business world.
As I read down the list, it occurs to me that these are all great tips
that we could use in our classrooms to create a good learning environment. I especially agree with the first one: Use a person’s name. After all, we require our students to learn theories, concepts, terms,
formulas, dates, etc. We should at least do them the courtesy of
learning their names. The students will be surprised and pleased you
did and less likely to be disruptive. And while many of us believe that we are not good at remembering names, there are some tips on learning names if we just make the effort.