Cultivating a Teaching Persona

Nobody just walks into a classroom and teaches without some consideration of self-presentation, just as nobody sits down to write a poem, an essay, or a novel without considering its tone and texture, the voice behind the words. Teachers, like writers, need to invent and cultivate a voice that serves their personal needs, their students, and the material at hand. It's not easy to find this voice, in teaching or in writing, and it helps to have models in mind.

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