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1 Thomas Gordon Teacher Effectiveness Training Ashley Slater, Mary Krevonick, Hannah Chong, Jason Beasley

2 Introduction Teacher Effectiveness Training “Do you want to maximize teaching/learning time?”

3 Founder Thomas Gordon ★ ★ American ★ Licensed clinical psychologist ★ Most known for his programs: Teacher Effectiveness Training & Parent Effectiveness Training ★ Three time nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize ★ Recipient of the 2000 Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Psychological Association ★ Fun Fact: He served in the Army Air Force

4 Degree of Teacher Control ● Low ● When a student has a problem, the role of the teacher is to: - Critically listen - Use door openers like, “Can you tell me more about that? - Mirror the child’s concerns or messages by actively listening

5 Degree of Student Control ● High ● Since the teacher guides the student to recognize what the solution is ● Students regulate their own behavior. ● Open ended discussions stems from self-regulation.

6 Beliefs About Students ●Students are self-regulating human-beings. ●Own behavior through self- regulation. ●If we work with students and listen to them then they will be able to self-solve problems.

7 Main Ideas and Philosophy ● The better the student-teacher relationship, the better student behavior and engagement ●Open communication between teacher and students ●Allows children to learn how to take responsibility/ ownership for their behavior ●Wants students to become self-reliant without using rewards or punishment

8 Approaches used by Teachers ●If there is a problem, teachers use active listening to reveal the feelings behind the reason the student misbehaved. ●Use of “I” messages to convey how they feel ●Open ended questions ●Role-play

9 References -Gordon, T., & Burch, N. (2003). Teacher effectiveness training: The program proven to help teachers bring out the best in students of all ages. New York: Three Rivers Press. -Teacher Effectiveness Training (T.E.T.). (n.d.). Retrieved January 19, 2015, from -T.E.T. (n.d.). Retrieved January 21, 2015, from


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