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eliciting emotional response

 I do think that there are certainly some people who are better at eliciting an emotional response from their audience than others. I think these are the people who themselves have an emotional connection with what they are saying and teaching. I would hope that teachers would actually care about the subject that they are teaching, but I also think that there are varying degrees of emotional attachment to a subject. I also think that those who are better at eliciting emotional responses are those individuals who are good questioners. Questions are the beginning of understanding and so those teachers who are good at asking their students questions are going to be the ones that are going to get their students engaged in the process of understanding rather than the process of memorization and spitting back facts. 

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