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Tips for Teachers: Developing a Positive Teacher-Student Relationship

The teacher-student relationship is one of great importance, but all too often today with increasing class sizes, over-extended roles required by teachers, and an ever-growing focus on assessment-driven learning, this can sometimes be overlooked.

However, the fact remains that a high-quality teacher with whom students share a positive relationship cannot be overstated.  I remember those teachers in my life who really took a genuine interest in my learning, development, and experience in school.  Unfortunately, I also recall those who tended toward curt remarks and unapproachable attitudes.  Nonetheless, it was those caring teachers who made school and learning enjoyable, attainable, and worthwhile. Read more