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Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About You

"As a teacher I've been learning, You'll forgive me if I boast, And I've become an expert, On the subject I like most, Getting to know you." - Getting to Know You from the King and I, Rogers & Hammerstein, 1951. This set of resources are focused on building better rapport with your students.
A Collection By Ashley Hawkins
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Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About You
  • Ashley Hawkins says:
    This essay details one teacher's struggle to reach one of his students. In taking time to get to know him as a person, what he does learn, while insightful, still left him with questions with how effective he was as an educator. Often times, it's the connections that students make and the understanding that they receive from others that make the most impression. At times, it is not the lesson plans they will remember, but the teacher who took the time to get to know them as an individual.
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    Reach: If you can't reach them, you can't teach them.

    10 minute read
    Ashley Hawkins says:
    This Chapter titled "Reach: If you can't reach them, you can't teach them" discusses the importance of thinking outside of the box to get the attention of distractred, disinterested, or disruptive students. This chapter is part of the book How to Teach So Students Remember by Marilee Sprenger, available for purchase online.
  • teachingquality.org
    teachingquality.org

    Five Things Teachers Do that Students Hate

    10 minute read
    Ashley Hawkins says:
    They are still learning students, after all. Here are five things to keep in mind when working with youths to build a better relationship.
  • nea.org
    nea.org

    Avoiding Power Struggles with Students

    9 minute read
    Ashley Hawkins says:
    If there is one thing students hate, it is being called out in a classroom of their peers. Here are some Do's and Don’ts that can be helpful in getting your point across and for them to save face.
  • socialpsychology.org
    socialpsychology.org

    Creating Rapport in the Classroom

    7 minute read
    Ashley Hawkins says:
    Want to know where to start with building a better relationship with your students? This article showcases tips that may seem simple enough but could also be simply forgotten when trying to make connections with your students.
  • Ashley Hawkins says:
    I can't tell you how many times building a good rapport with students has made reaching the most hard to reach student reachable, and the most disruptive student compliant. When working with students from disadvantaged backgrounds, this rapport is even more critical as they may not have the ideal support system in place to truly succeed.
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BloomBoard Asks:What are some successes and letdowns that you have experience as an educator in trying to get to know your students?