Level up Rapport
September sees the start of the school year. It can be a disconcerting time for learners as well as teachers. For learners, there are new teachers to get used to. For us teachers, it can be a time when we are kept awake at night trying to remember how to teach and worrying about whether the class will listen to us! As it turns out, these annual fears are groundless.
Yet it is a crucial time to establish productive norms and build rapport with learners. Planning backwards from the class of your dreams. A class that you have an excellent working relationship with. A class who will work much harder for you because they see you as someone who can help them on their learning journey.
Here is our latest 4by4 to help levelling up in this area.
If you do try them out, let us know how you get on. Tweet us any questions, challenges or comments.
Remember we tweet a new 4by4 for teachers on the 4th of each month.
September 4th 2013