Meet Nat Damon, an educational consultant and book writer, who believes that student-teacher connection isn’t just obvious for successful teaching and learning – it’s essential.
“When a teacher makes a student feel seen – and understood – it can lead to incredible learning.” says Damon. Teachers don’t need to make grand gestures; taking a few seconds to tell a student she was great in the soccer game can achieve exactly that!
That is the core of ‘Relational Teaching‘, an educational approach that emphasizes the importance of connectivity and relationships. When a student feels they’re part of a safe community and their teachers know them as people, and value them, they will be open to explore, engage and expand their minds.
What do you think about that: does a good relationship with our teachers matter that much? Let us know what you think!
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