Relationship Building with Students

Article by Katie Currens

One of the most challenging aspects of being an educator is building meaningful relationships with a new group of students every year. We become very attached to the kids as we get to know their families, likes, dislikes, and watch their academic growth. While we want to know about all of our students, some of these relationships come more naturally than others. So how can we connect with kids that we don’t seem to have any connections with? Having worked in many suburban and urban schools, I have found that there are many ways we really all are connected.
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