Effective teaching includes building strong student-teacher relationships

[Ed. note: This article is excerpted from “The New Teacher Revolution” by Josh Stumpenhorst, reproduced here courtesy of Corwin. Stumpenhorst will deliver the closing keynote at ISTE 2015 on Wed. July 1]

student-relationshipsBuilding relationships with students is probably the single most impor­tant thing we do as teachers. There is nothing more important than getting to know your student, and I often say you have to know the kid before you can teach the student.

Having a relationship with a student and having mutual respect...

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