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"In Classrooms"

How "Social Priorities" Affect Learning and Teaching

In this, the eighth article of a series on the theory underlying the Social Priority Tests, we look at how understanding the human experiences of personal "neediness" and distraction could change how we experience learning and teaching.

The Social Priorities in Relationships The Social Priorities in Therapy

No Rules

the Fourth of the Four "Social Priorities"

Let's start with the most obvious thing, the idea that within any normal classroom environment, it is likely there will be a somewhat even distribution of all four basic social priorities. This makes knowing the students social priorities a very valuable thing. Why? Because being able to tailor lessons on the fly to each student means the teacher meets the needs of each student more naturally. And honors the diversity present with less distraction and more connection.

So what would this look like in real life? Let's see.

The Case of "the Brown-Noser"

No one likes brown-nosers.

The Case of "the Girl Who Day-Dreamed"

The Case of "the Angry Rebel"