Communication Style

Teacher’s Profile (P) (attitudes/behaviors)




P1: More Positive: he encourages students, enhance progress and congratulates the quality of performance, type:

“You really progressed”

P3: More flexible:

*He lets students choose, like:

*He gives them time to solve their problems

themselves, the type

*He engages the dialogue with the student, the type:

“Which exercise would you like to start?”

“In your opinion, what is the right position to have get past this


“So, what’s the problem”

P3: More explicative:

*He explained to students the usefulness or importance of such a task or exercise, type:

*He provides reasons to established limits, like:

*He explains why the behavior is inappropriate, type:

“By doing this exercise, it will allow you to get/master…”

“For your safety, make sure there is a spotter to the side of the

obstacle before you commit to the workshop”

“There, you could have hurt you”

P4: Closer: He respects the students, spends more time listening, tries to understand them, takes into account their opinions, feelings and timings, type:

“I totally understand that you began to be frustrated”


P1: More directive (more demanding): He takes care of everything, imposes what to learn and how to do to ensure the realization of a behavior/proposed specific exercise, like:

“Do this”; “Put yourself there”; “You must”; “It is necessary that”; “Show me”

P2: More pressing: he quickly gives the solution

without really giving time for the student to seek himself,

“Do that to succeed, there is no time to lose!” “Let’s go to the following situation…”

P3: More negative: he is more critical, type:


P4: More repressive:

*He motivates by pressure, type:

*Or he motivates by blackmail, type:

*He resorts to t punishments and threats, like:

*Or he promises rewards, like:

*He creates a climate of social comparison between

students, like:

“If you do not manage to do that, that is you really are good for nothing”

“Do that otherwise you will have a punishment”

“You will have minus two…”

“If you do that, you’ll have a high grade”

“If you realize the sequence of movements correctly, you’ll be better than Omar”