Teachers’ Speaking & Their Likeability

1. Likeability (Student relates to the teacher)

2. Credibility (Student trusts teacher’s knowledge)

3. Sincerity (Student trusts teacher’s intentions)

4. Passion (Student thinks teacher has a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire to teach)

5. Persuasiveness (Student believes the teacher has the power to change his/her attitude or behaviour toward many of the topics, events, ideas, objects, or other people.)

6. Comprehension (Student understands the teachers’ explanations)

7. Entitlement (Student will prefer that particular teacher)

8. Approachability (Student feels comfortable around the teacher)

Research strongly suggests that the clearest indicator (or predictor) of self-reported learning is the likeability or warmth of a teacher.

This is not surprising, given the fact that teachers need to influence learners by keeping them engaged, and learners are more engaged (and have more regard or affinity) with a teacher who is warm and likeable.

Research says, likeability is built and maintained by the way teacher interacts. As we know, teacher does his/her work through the influence he/she develops through interactions with students.

Therefore, teachers’ speaking determines the following:

Many teachers discover disturbing quirks of style only after viewing their Simulation Recordings themselves—on the other hand, these recordings can be a confidence builder. Bottom line, only an innovative simulator can give the opportunity to rehearse and to give you honest feedback about your strengths and your challenges.