Building Relationships with Students
Updated: May 10
One of the many unique things about teaching is the special moments that happen between a teacher and a student. A classroom fosters an environment of learning and growing; teachers get front row seats at watching this process as they help students along their way. It is important to build a trusting relationship with the students so that they feel comfortable and safe in the classroom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American poet, said, “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” By building said trust and friendship with the students, it enables them to come alive and feel confident in their own lives.
We met with some of our very own alumni to see how building relationships has enhanced their teaching experience. Watch the short clip below to get inspired!
Teachers are the change we need in this world, you can be that change!