In this expedition to the 'Bishop's Hotel' I had been attended by Jupiter, who had, no doubt, observed, for some weeks past, the abstraction of my demeanor
, and took especial care not to leave me alone.
Her whole demeanor, from the moment when she had appeared at the door, had expressed--at once plainly and becomingly--confidence in the reception that awaited her.
Something of the girlish hesitation and timidity which had marked her demeanor at her interview with Mercy in the French cottage re-appeared in her tone and manner as she spoke those words.
Impey Barbicane was a man of forty years of age, calm, cold, austere; of a singularly serious and self-contained demeanor
, punctual as a chronometer, of imperturbable temper and immovable character; by no means chivalrous, yet adventurous withal, and always bringing practical ideas to bear upon the very rashest enterprises; an essentially New Englander, a Northern colonist, a descendant of the old anti-Stuart Roundheads, and the implacable enemy of the gentlemen of the South, those ancient cavaliers of the mother country.
Positive demeanors were identified for all levels of schooling.
Demeanors that the TCs identified as positive included an engaging teaching style practiced by teachers at all levels who cared for, respected, supported, and believed in their students.
The TCs made negative references to teachers whose demeanors were harsh, who were negligent toward students and teaching, and who did not interact with students.
At this point in their learning, however, the models that they named tended to reflect an idealistic belief in progressive teaching, with a value on student-centered pedagogies, constructivist activities, and supportive demeanors and environments.
Demeanor refers to the teacher's classroom disposition and orientation to teaching, such as the positive traits of being motivating, supportive, caring, and having high expectations; and the negative traits of being harsh, negligent, inflexible, and having low expectations.
We consider a teacher's demeanor and the environment she creates to be related, and so review them together.
The TCs from this program attributed 51 out of their 101 positive models to matters of pedagogy, 36 to demeanor, and 14 to environment.
The Southwestern Secondary English students focused more on demeanor (32) than pedagogy (22) when discussing teachers who made a negative impact, with no environment codes.
The positive models named by the TCs from this program were sorted as follows: 91 out of their 152 positive attributions concerned matters of pedagogy, 55 concerned demeanor, and six concerned environment.