Your teaching style is Jet Li!
You are discipline mixed with a cool swag that comes off as being effortless. Your style of teaching is mostly teacher-led and like order in the class.
Jet Li is a practitioner of the ancient Chinese martial art of wushu. In his movies, he fights with no need for flash or fancy moves. He hits hard, then moves on to the next. Jet Li is a practicing Buddhist who is quite traditional.
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The Art of Teaching is like a martial art - everyone has his/her style. What’s more, just like martial artists on the movie screen, teachers also have their style on exhibit in front of an audience. Is the teaching style captivating? Is it inspiring? Has it been mastered? Most importantly, is the teacher even self-aware of his/her teaching style?
Educators today are getting lost in the minutiae of gimmicky methods that become obsolete as society changes - and once their methods become obsolete, effectiveness declines. As effectiveness in the classroom decreases, stress from students, parents, administrators, and society in general increases exponentially. There are an infinite amount of skills and methods - but there are only a few principles that you, the educator, need to know to capture the hearts and minds of your students.
It starts with knowing who you are as an educator to then know how to inspire your students. In martial arts, self-discipline and mastery of the self are the foundation to success - this is no different from the teacher.
The Art of Teaching is the go-to manual for helping teachers understand how to win over the hearts and minds of their students. The Art of Teaching presents five guiding elements of effective teaching: the Dao, command, law, heaven, and earth. If these elements are fully understood and advantageously utilized by the teacher, then they will lead their students to victory.
Inspired by Sun Tzu's classic book The Art of War, The Art of Teaching provides pragmatic philosophies, skills, tactics, and strategies for teachers so that they may create a more caring, more creative, and more cohesive classroom. Entrepreneurs and CEOs have already enthusiastically and effectively incorporated the essential applicable principles of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War into their fields of work. Now it's time for teachers to benefit from these ancient lessons. The Art of Teaching applies The Art of War’s five elements of warfare to the context of the twenty-first-century classroom.