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Improving Students' Relationships with Teachers to Provide Essential Supports for Learning

Posted On: 12/4/2017 3:00 PM

teacher greeting students at door with handshake and big smile
"Picture a student who feels a strong personal connection to her teacher, talks with her teacher frequently, and receives more constructive guidance and praise rather than just criticism from her teacher. The student is likely to trust her teacher more, show more engagement in learning, behave better in class and achieve at higher levels academically. Positive teacher-student relationships draw students into the process of learning and promote their desire to learn (assuming that the content material of the class is engaging, age-appropriate and well matched to the student's skills)." 

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Photo credit: Sandpoint Waldorf School_c_Marie-Dominique Verdier

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