All of us would have been a student at some point of time and we all have had teachers in academic institutions. In life cycle, some of those who were once students would now be teachers. Hence, a student-teacher bond is unarguably something memorable.
Even adults remember their school days and how they were handled by their teachers when they were young. Such a lasting memory demands a dexterous handling. Like every other relationship, even this is fragile even though different. So handle it with care.
A good teacher undoubtedly makes a good student. A good teacher even makes for a special memory to the students who will rever you forever. So why wait to be told to be one? Here are some student teacher relationship enhancing tips.
You will certainly have favourite students in class. But if you show favouritism and bias with their rewards and punishment, you definitely are not doing the right thing.
Put yourself in a student's position and imagine how you will feel when you see favouritism being shown to another student and you are alone being punished for mistakes.
Would that construct a healthy environment around you?
A teacher must be a moderator. Such an image can only earn you respect remember. Being nice to few and bad to few will tarnish your credibility.
Engage with them
Having activities to do with your students will help you build an interactive bond with them. What are the activities that can be done?
- Story telling
- Parent-teacher meeting
- Educational trips
Some teachers use negative motivation in the form of demotivating words and punishment. But majorly, negative motivation will not have a positive impact. If a student is irregular, try talking to them about it, understand their situation and encourage them to do better. Let them know that you trust them deeper even if you don't. Positivity will surely beget positivity. So spread it around!
Communication is one avenue that students can learn through. If you let them know that you are approachable with friendly gestures, they will reach out to you immediately, whenever they have a problem or a shortcoming. This will make your job easier as they will look up to you right away than you requiring to go to them to find out their problems.
Control your mood
It is common to reflect your mood in the classroom or to students. But it is fair that you take control over it and do not mix your temper towards students with a bad incident that happened to you personally. When you enter the varsity, erase all the personal things from your mind and focus on making the day better for a rewarding work nature.