Courtney Dealy - Boys Town National Training
Building positive relationships within a classroom has a major impact on a student’s academic and behavioral success. When students believe that their teacher values and respects them, they are more likely to value and respect the teacher. This mutual respect leads to students behaving more appropriately and participating in classroom activities. In addition to a healthy relationship between teacher and student, healthy peer-to-peer relationships encourage inclusion, participation and make kids feel safe. When kids feel safe in the classroom, they are more likely to take positive risks both academically and socially.
With these benefits in mind, it’s not hard to believe that building healthy relationships is very important! Here are five tips to creating healthy classroom relationships and transforming the culture of your classroom:
Relationships are the hallmark of positive, welcoming, and focused classrooms. The development of strong relationships can create a positive classroom climate in which students feel welcome, validated, and can learn and thrive.