Sunday, May 20, 2012

Positive Teacher-Student Relationships

I am a huge believer that fostering connections with students is one of the most effective ways to help them develop academically, behaviorally, and emotionally.  There are many ways to create this relationship in and out of the classroom.  I can tell them, til I am blue in the face, how much a like and appreciate them.  Sometimes they need to be shown.  One of the best ways to do this outside of the classroom is through extra-curricular activities.  I ask  my chickadees to bring me a schedule and do my best to see them in action.  I have been to 
baseball games...
 basketball games...
 Tae Kwon Do performances...
 Dance Recitals....
 Soccer games....
and Football games....
It is so fun to see them outside of the classroom and they are thrilled that I came to see their activities. (although hiding and suddenly turning shy may be how the evidence this:-)  

Any other thoughts...what do you all do to foster positive teacher/student relationships?  Inside and/or outside your classroom?

Happy Sunday,


  1. That is very thoughtful of you to go the extra mile in order to see them outside of the classroom. I'm sure they'll always remember that about you.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. What a great way to show that you care about the whole child :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  3. I invite myself over to their homes from time to time! Once a year I try to visit each child! At the end of the day no one leaves my room with out an H, H, or H...They choose! (Hug, Handshake, High-five!)

    Owl Things First

    1. I do the same routine at the end of the day...I love that you call it H.H. or H....very clever.