Creating Beneficial Relationships Between Teacher and Student

Based in Chicago, the Law Office of Robert D. Lattas assists clients with business law and real estate matters. In addition to operating his legal practice and counseling clients, Robert Lattas has spent more than a decade as an educator. He has taught courses in accounting, management, and law at institutions such as Nova Southeastern University, Moraine Valley Community College, and DePaul University. Here are two methods for teachers to build better relationships with their students.

Get to know students better outside of class. Interacting with students not just on an educational level, but also on a social and personal level, may form valuable connections. Building rapport with students can help students to perform better academically, as they will be more invested in the class. Additionally, mentor relationships can be as rewarding for teachers as they are for students.

Welcome feedback in the classroom. When students feel as though they have a voice and can provide feedback as to how the classroom is conducted, this creates a more amicable and respectful relationship between teacher and student. When pupils’ opinions are valued and taken into consideration, the classroom becomes a happier and more effective learning environment.