Cultivating Belonging & Connectedness
Many studies have demonstrated the tremendous value of getting to know your students and building rapport in the classroom. Some of the benefits include increased student participation, enhanced student motivation, and it can even positively affect students' performance. (e.g. Frisby & Martin, 2010; Wilson et al., 2010).
Low Effort, High Impact Strategies
for Building Rapport In-Person and Online
Get to Know Your Students BY NAME
Learning students' names is truly the foundation for building relationships and is considered an inclusive classroom practice. It is essential to also learn how to correctly pronounce and spell each student’s name.
Get to Know Your Students BEYOND THEIR NAME
How do you get to know your students? Ask questions! Start out by brainstorming what you WANT to know about your students. Understanding the career and personal interests of your students, their strengths, challenges, and aspirations will help you to provide them with higher-quality learning opportunities.
Investing the time in getting to know your students, shows them you care about their learning needs.
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