There’s definitely a difference, remember that.
We’ve noticed that many teachers aim for a class that follows their every step without question. We understand why, we’d all prefer this over students that misbehave and disrupt the class.
However, this is really a trap.
We shouldn’t want sheep as students and most importantly, it isn’t beneficial for anybody.
We need students to do what we ask them to do because they want to and see value in it not because, “we told them so and that’s that.”
Have a read of this article read by a very switched on teacher/blogger. She has some great tips for us all.