Quick Coaching Guide: Getting to Know and Connect with Students
Teachers who form meaningful relationships with students take the time to learn about their personal goals, interests, culture, and the latest happenings in their lives. Building healthy and productive relationships not only helps individual students, it also benefits the teacher’s efficacy and the overall classroom community, as students who feel a connection with their teacher have increased trust and emotional safety. This Quick Coaching Guide offers a variety of building blocks for getting to know students, including strategies for making meaningful connections with families and strengthening student-teacher relationships. A multifaceted tool for ongoing, embedded professional development, Quick Coaching Guides encapsulate a specific topic through the Responsive Classroom lens and offer educators unique tools for reflection, learning, and planning for change.