Know Your Students...Better
You and your students have been together for 2 months or more, and you have gotten to know each other. For many students, you know what they enjoy, what they dislike, where they struggle, how to encourage them. But knowing, understanding, and building relationships with students is a continual process - a process that strengthens your classroom community.
That’s why for this theme we are challenging you to know your students better. Teacher-student relationships matter. Research - and many teachers’ experiences - prove that when you build trust with your students and show students that you genuinely care about them, they will work harder, have more positive attitudes about school, and even learn more.