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An awesome article on building positive relationships with students…

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A few weeks ago, Carl Hendrick wrote this great blog about the importance of relationships.  Carl sums up the importance of teachers building strong relationships with students:

“It’s not a teacher’s job to be liked or popular, but it is their job to ensure students can achieve their potential and ideally, open their minds up to wonders of Shakespeare, Newtonian Physics or Minoan civilisation. If the strength of the relationship between teacher and pupil is the determining factor in how well students engage with their subject then maybe we need to talk about this rather than focussing on a set of ‘what works’ interventions that no matter how well evidenced, won’t work if the teacher has ‘lost the dressing room.”

He is of course, spot on.  Reading this, I was reminded of some work Andy Tharby and I did last year.  We interviewed a selection of some of our most effective…

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