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2 x 10: Getting to Know A Student

By Greater Good in Education Planning For It When You Might Use This Practice Any time during the school year, but especially at the beginning of the year to cultivate positive relationships with students  Time Required 2 minutes per day for 10 consecutive school days  Materials None  Learning Objective Teachers will: Cultivate a positive relationship […]

Webinar: SEL Mindsets and Practices to #KnowEachStudent

The “SEL Mindsets and Practices to #KnowEachStudent” webinar, which included speakers from Along, Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA), and Understood, focused on ways that educators and students can create a sense of belonging in the classroom every day. To learn more about strategies for creating positive teacher-student relationships,  watch the full webinar here.

Strengthening student-teacher relationships to boost achievement

By Lauren Barack, K12 Dive Dive Brief: Not every educator comes into the classroom knowing how to create and sustain solid and ongoing relationships with their students — but they can learn, according to an article in Edutopia. To start, educators can work on strengthening their own listening skills by building “empathic listening,” which relies […]

The ‘How’ of Building Deeper Relationships with Students

By Hoa P. Nguyen, Edutopia Building strong relationships with students is a vital part of the work educators do in schools, yet not every teacher enters the classroom having learned the nuts and bolts of how to develop and nurture teacher-student relationships, writes Gianna Cacciatore in Usable Knowledge. But relationship-building is a skill we can […]

Findings point to the pivotal role of inclusive and emotionally supportive classrooms

Walker, S., & Graham, L. (2021). At risk students and teacher-student relationships: Student characteristics, attitudes to school and classroom climate. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 25(8), 896–913. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2019.1588925 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Youth relationships with non-parental adults play an increasingly important role in youth development as they grow older and further their education. This […]

Building Relationships with Diverse Learners

Meet Laura Tollis, an 8th-grade teacher who co-teaches math, social studies, language arts and whose primary focus is supporting students with special needs. She describes how she builds relationships with all the students in her class, and offers tips to connect better with those who have diverse needs and invisible disabilities: When I set out […]

Introduction to issue sponsored by Along

By Ben Houltberg, Ph.D., LMFT (President & CEO of The Search Institute) and Jean Rhodes, Ph.D. (Director of The Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring ) Many of the articles, profiles, and research summaries in this Chronicle issue, sponsored by Along, focus on the importance of teacher-student relationships. They highlight the role of teachers in promoting students’ […]

I Don’t think you like me very much: Child minority status and disadvantage predict relationship quality with teachers

Fitzpatrick, C., Côté-Lussier, C., Pagani, L. S., & Blair, C. (2017). I Don’t think you like me very much: Child minority status and disadvantage predict relationship quality with teachers. Youth & Society, 1-17. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X13508962. Summarized by Stella Kanchewa, M.A., UMass Boston doctoral student Children’s academic performance relates to important adult outcomes including career options, […]

Does mentoring by teachers help academically at-risk high school students ?

Larose, S., Duchesne, S., & Châteauvert, G. B. (2020). How does mentoring by teachers improve the adjustment of academically at-risk students in high school? International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 8(1), 36–49. https://doi.org/10.1080/21683603.2018.1509035    Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  The study aims to better understand how to help academically at-risk students in their adjustment […]