Represent openness, continuous learning, and trust. As a paragon of personal development, a teacher faces interpersonal challenges in every action he or she takes to engage, facilitate, catalyze, and give life to the opportunity to learn. Great teachers teach by example. It is the authentic life that instructs. These attitudinal qualities of being connected to learning in delight, illumination, and even rapture have been described in many ways, but none clearer perhaps than by Carl Rogers. (28)
• Openness to Experience in the Here and Now: Being truthful, personally in touch with one's own feelings and current experience.
• Incorporation into Oneself of the Process of Change: Openness to learning opportunities, belief in oneself as an effective learner, and modeling learning, and its accompanying mistakes, visibly to learners.
• Unconditional Positive Regard for Others: Deep trust in the underlying goodness of each person, despite how they appear, and the explicitly expressed belief in each learner's ability to learn and grow.