'Do you Expect Me to Pander to the Students?' The Cold Reality of Warmth in Teaching

7 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2005  

Robert F. Bruner

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Date Written: June 2005

Abstract

Many instructors struggle with the role of rapport in teaching. For some, the response is a cool and distant teaching style. This essay argues that a style of appropriate warmth can promote student learning. It offers definitions, examples, and implications for the instructor.

JEL Classification: A0

Suggested Citation

Bruner, Robert F., 'Do you Expect Me to Pander to the Students?' The Cold Reality of Warmth in Teaching (June 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=754504 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.754504

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