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Teachers Model Their Teachers 
ByEdMo   posted on01 Mar, 12 3772 Views 0 Comments Special Feature Add to favorite

Teachers, especially college teachers, model their teachers who have made an impression on them while they are initiated into their profession. I say ‘especially college teachers’, because college teachers are the only one of their kind to take up a profession without any training whatsoever. For instance, I started teaching in a renowned college before my M.A. result was out. Of course, I had to go through a stringent selection process.

Now I need not say the importance of learning the art of modelling for college teachers.

NLP supports the process of unpacking our own and others’ conscious and especially unconscious strategies in order to duplicate the results.

If someone can do it, anyone can do it. That is the basis of modeling. Modelling is concerned more with the how than with the why. Modelling is a state of curiosity and selflessness. It is a desire to listen, watch, respect, and learn from others as well as ourselves. Modelling is an interest in process over content.

Babies and young children are expert modelers. Only when they start learning by more traditional methods do they begin to lose this skill. Some traditional methods of schooling training out of us our most natural learning talent.

Modelling opens up a completely new world in how we recognize potential and, more significantly, release it for the good of everyone.

By modeling any of these you can develop a conscious awareness of the process, and with conscious awareness you have a choice, which is to continue the same process or to do something else. Merely the process of studying what we are doing and how we are doing it lifts us to a level of detachment in which we can choose what we do and, more importantly, what we continue to do in the future.

You can apply the process of modeling to yourself. You might, for example, want to reproduce an ability or skills that you have in some areas of your life or work, in order to use it in other contexts. Let’s suppose you are influential when dealing with colleagues but don’t have the same level of influence with clients. You can model yourself in order to discover the difference between the two, so that you can use your influence in whatever context you choose.

Strategies

We achieve the results we do through the programmes we run in our minds and in our actions. Just as computer porgrammes are a sequence of codes, so personal programmes are a sequence of mental and behavioural codes. When you walk, talk, drive, read or laugh, it is unlikely that you think consciously about how you do these things. The programmes that make them happen are managed on your behalf by your unconscious mind. These programmes are known as strategies.

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