5 Ways to Build Relationships with Students in your Classroom

Updated: Jun 4


It is essential to build relationships with students. I didn't realize how important it was until I started teaching. Aim to do something that builds relationships with students in your classroom each day.

In this episode, you'll learn:

The three things you should tell students.

  • What we are doing matters

  • I know you can handle it

  • I'm not going to give up on you.

Find out their names during the first few days of class. Learn how to pronounce their name and which name they prefer (Ex. Sam vs. Samantha).


Make sure you greet students at the door.


Learn why classroom management and relationship building are related


Find out how to be an advocate for your students.


Now what?

  1. Build relationships with students by practicing the three phrases.

  2. Start with the student interest survey, but don't stop there.

  3. Break down those walls and get to know your students. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

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