Teacher -Student Connection?

How important is the teacher-student relationship? 

This week in counselling a student said to me…

“I think teachers should have a connection with their student’s miss”

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“Well, I think that a teacher should have a sense of who the child is, teachers don’t really know you.”

“What do you think they should know”?

“Well, they should know your strengths and weaknesses at least that way they would be able to help you.  A  teacher said to me that she is not here to build relationships, she is just here to teach”.

“Did you respond when she said that?”

“I just thought if she doesn’t want to understand me how is she going to help me if I am having a hard time with her subject or anything else? “I didn’t like it.”

Resources/Links

https://newtothepost.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/what-i-do-relationships/

https://www.trythisteaching.com/2015/03/did-you-not-know

Try this useful  resource for teachers from Amjad Ali (@ASTsupportAAli) March 30, 2015

New Toolkit Post- I wish my teacher knew… http://t.co/5YM9PjWMiQ

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