Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
TR Amsler Warm Demander
May 07

Cell Phone,
In another example of the “warm demander” approach, Humanities teacher TR Amsler responds with quick-thinking humor when a student’s cell phone goes off during a slide presentation on the first day of school. He establishes a clear expectation while also making students laugh (or at least groan). Later in the class period, he returns to the issue and makes the point that anything which distracts students from learning diminishes both their self-determination and potential.