In this article a veteran educator shares insights about the importance of creating a positive classroom culture. The author encourages novice teachers to work to understand students’ perspectives to build relationships and foster engagement and learning. She asserts that through knowing students well educators can personalize the classroom experience and reflect on classroom activity to increase student engagement.
The article provides practical suggestions to encourage students to open up and share as well as ways to personalize assignments. While this is an older article, it puts the importance of building relationships into the context of student-centered learning and will be of interest to any educator looking to better engage students.
Source Organization: Educational Leadership