Essay Teacher-Student Relationships

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Teacher-Student Relationships First and foremost, teachers should focus on their relationship with the students, because without that bond, there is little chance of managing the classroom efficiently. Students should be aware that the teacher wants them to be successful both in and out of the classroom (Backes & Ellis, 2003). The best way for teachers to show students this desire is to exhibit a personal interest in all aspects of the students’ lives (R.J. Marzano, J.S. Marzano, & Pickering, 2003). A personal interest can be revealed by a variety of simple tasks including cheerfully greeting students in the hallway (Backes & Ellis, 2003), talking informally with students before and after class, attending various extracurricular…show more content…
Behavior Management After establishing relationships with their students, teachers can begin looking at other aspects of classroom management. One of the most difficult aspects for most teachers to master is behavior management. The first step in managing students’ behavior involves rules and procedures. Rules tell the students what behavior is expected of them in the classroom, and procedures deal with how things get done in the classroom (Evertson, 2003). The misbehavior of students can often be attributed to an uncertainty of what is expected of them. Teachers can prevent this by establishing rules and procedures within the first few days of school (Backes & Ellis, 2003). The best method for doing this is to include the students in the process of making the rules and procedures. When students have an input on what rules are being set for the classroom, even if the final rule ends up being different than they would have hoped, they are willing to follow that rule because they feel that the teacher respects them and is concerned about their ideas and perceptions (R.J. Marzano, Pickering et al., 2003). After determining the classroom rules and procedures, the teacher’s job is not done. These new rules and procedures must be taught to the students, just as any other subject matter would be taught. An excellent method to do this
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