Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2018, September). Show & Tell: A Video Column / Boosting Your Teacher Credibility. Retrieved January 17, 2019

Students’ belief that they can learn from a teacher is powerful. For both students and staff, there’s a mix of excitement and anxiety in the air as students return to school for another year of learning. Much of the advice for teachers at the start of the school year centers on establishing routines and procedures, which is appropriate: Students want to know what to expect from their teachers and how the classroom will operate, and routines give students structure and predictability. But what’s often missing from these early days is discussion about something that impacts student learning in significant ways: teacher credibility.

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