The teacher-student relationship is one of great importance, but all too often today with increasing class sizes, over-extended roles required by teachers, and an ever-growing focus on assessment-driven learning, this can sometimes be overlooked.
However, the fact remains that a high-quality teacher with whom students share a positive relationship cannot be overstated. I remember those teachers in my life who really took a genuine interest in my learning, development, and experience in school. Unfortunately, I also recall those who tended toward curt remarks and unapproachable attitudes. Nonetheless, it was those caring teachers who made school and learning enjoyable, attainable, and worthwhile. Read more