The teacher-student relationship forms the foundation for classroom culture and a positive learning environment in the classroom. This course looks at various ways in which you can build these bonds.
Thank you for embarking on this journey. Through this course, teachers will be taken through the value of building and sustaining positive relationships between teachers and students.
In order for students to learn from teachers in the most effective way, the two need to know each other well and care about each other. This relationship forms the foundation for a healthy learning environment within the classroom.
This course consists of 5 sections:
- Section 1: Feel: What do you feel about building meaningful relationships with your students? In this section, we will reflect on what we currently believe and feel about building meaningful relationships with our students.
- Section 2: Imagine: What do these meaningful relationships look like ,and why is it so important for me as a teacher to invest myself in building such relationships with my kids? In this section we’ll look at examples of meaningful teacher-student relationships, or the lack of them, how they affect students’ academic and socio-emotional life, and hence, why they’re so important!
- Section 3: Do: How do I build meaningful relationships with my students? In this section we’ll explore different strategies to practice building meaningful relationships with our students.
- Section 4: Share: What does this mean for other teachers in my school? In this section, we’ll explore ways that we can share what we’ve learned with other teachers in our school.
- Section 5: Assessment: In this section, you’ll assess your self about what you have learned.
Standards: This course meets the following standards:
1. Teaching as Leadership:
I-1 Develop students' rational understanding that they can achieve by working hard ("I can") through evidence of students' own progress, statistics, explicit discussions of malleable intelligence, creative marketing, leveraging the big goals, etc
I-2 Develop students' rational understanding that they will benefit from achievement ("I want") through connections between class achievement and their lives and aspirations, statistics, creative marketing, leveraging the big goals, etc
RS.1.1a: Ability to interact with students with warmth and respect in all situations.
RS.1.1b: Ability to role model positive behaviour.