Much of a teacher’s professional development focuses on how to teach and strategies for learning. But how frequently do we experience training that focuses on the human element of teacher-student interactions? Professor John Hattie’s research on what influences and effects student achievement ranked teacher-student relations 11th out of 138 influences.
James Sturtevant, a Veteran Teacher of 30 Years and Author of ‘You’ve Gotta Connect’, discusses strategies to help you connect with your students to create a calm and nurturing environment for learning.
Together James and I discuss how to reverse engineer the problem of how to connect with your students.
Tactics to get to know your students quickly so that you can build trust
How to use challenging teaching environments as opportune moments to develop your understanding of your students
What aspects of your personality and beliefs do you need to protect and what not to project?
Understanding why students undermine your efforts in the classroom and how to rectify it
Ever felt like a teaching failure? James and I will share our examples to allow you to benefit from our experiences