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Episode 16: James Sturtevant: How to form strong teacher-student relationships and foster positive learning
Back to Basics in Building Teacher-Student Learning
“We should focus on the greatest source of variance that can make the difference – the teacher. We need to ensure that this greatest influence is optimised to have powerful and sensationally positive effects, but they must be exceptional effects.” – Professor John Hattie, researcher in education and Director of the Melbourne Educational Research Institute, Australia
Much of a teacher’s professional development focuses on how to teach and strategies for learning. But how frequently do we experience training that focuses on the human element of teacher-student interactions? Professor John Hattie’s research on what influences and effects student achievement ranked teacher-student relations 11th out of 138 influences.
James Sturtevant, a Veteran Teacher of 30 Years and Author of ‘You’ve Gotta Connect’, discusses strategies to help you connect with your students to create a calm and nurturing environment for learning.
Together James and I discuss how to reverse engineer the problem of how to connect with your students.
- Tactics to get to know your students quickly so that you can build trust
- How to use challenging teaching environments as opportune moments to develop your understanding of your students
- What aspects of your personality and beliefs do you need to protect and what not to project?
- Understanding why students undermine your efforts in the classroom and how to rectify it
- Ever felt like a teaching failure? James and I will share our examples to allow you to benefit from our experiences
Do you struggle to form relationships with your student? Share your thoughts with us via: email@example.com
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You’ve Gotta Connect by James Sturtevant
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