Feel free to comment with your ideas and opinions!
Relationships are the cornerstone of a successful classroom.  Too often teachers go through the motions in an attempt to have their students perform on a state mandated test.  This leads to burnout, stress, and behavior problems we claim are out of our control.  What if I told you they aren’t out of your control? You can do something about the climate of the classroom, and whether or not you want to admit it, it starts and ends with you.  This goes for new teachers and veteran teachers alike.  So how can you work to build relationships with your students in an attempt to create a positive classroom climate?
Feel free to comment with your ideas or suggestions!
Here are some tips:

1.    Laugh with your students

Don’t be afraid to tell a joke or make a funny comment.  Even the cheesiest joke may bring a smile to their faces!  And if they laugh AT you for telling a joke, then at least you got them to laugh, but be able to laugh at yourself as well!  This will go a long way.

2.    It’s okay to be wrong

No one is perfect.  There have been times in my classroom where I have worked a problem too quickly and a student has corrected me.  My response is usually the same, “Thanks so much, see guys even the teacher can work too quickly and make mistakes!  It goes to show that we all need to take our time and check our work.” Turn it into a teachable moment!  Or, you can do like some teachers and use the “Ahhhh, I was seeing if you were paying attention” move.  This also applies if you’re wrong when you get onto a student and find out it actually wasn’t their fault.  Try apologizing; some students will have a look of disbelief when they hear their teacher apologize.

3.    Don’t yell

This is a pet peeve of mine.  Too many students are yelled at enough at home.  The last thing a student needs is screaming coming from an adult who should be their biggest advocate. This only escalates things and will not foster a good relationship.

4.    Learn something about them

This will go a very long way in building relationships.  Take the time to listen to them talk amongst their classmates.  Give them an interest survey at the onset of the year.  Use a quote from their favorite movie, the name of their favorite athlete, or an example of a problem using their favorite food.  You will see them perk up at them mention of something they like! 

5.    Have their back

I realize this can be a tricky one.  You want to maintain a good working relationship with colleagues while trying to foster relationships in your classroom.  However, your students MUST know that you are an advocate for them.  They must know that regardless of what they say or do, you believe in them and have their back.  Always remember: When a student acts up, make sure they know that it isn’t them you’re disapproving of, it’s the behavior.  THEY MUST KNOW YOU BELIEVE IN THEM!

6.    Help meet their basic needs

It’s human nature to want to feel safe and taken care of.  If your students show up to school hungry, improperly clothed, or exhausted because they were kept up all night by mom and step-dad fighting then you must be understanding.  These kids are expected to live through the Hell many of them do and show up ready to perform.  Take care of them, help them, listen to them, ask if there is anything you can do, but most importantly, show that you care about them as a person. 

7.    Encourage them to take risks

What if you tried something new in your classroom and it didn’t go so well?  Would you want your principal to come in and berate you in front of your students?  I didn’t think so.  So why would you flunk them if they showed effort and actually tried on a test and failed it?  What does this teach them?  Instead, congratulate them on their effort and build on that success (even if it’s minimal).  You should have seen the look on my students’ faces the first time I congratulated one of them for scoring a 35% on a test.  I told them, “Awesome, you mastered 35% of the information!  I can’t wait until we go over what you missed and you score even higher next time!”  This has translated into an anticipation of testing rather than a fear of testing.  Remember: Students are not the score they receive; they are real people with real fears, joys, and needs.

8.    Make positive phone calls

How many times have you called a home only to get voicemail?  Once they see the school calling, most parents think, “No thanks; I don’t have time for this today.”  Try making at least one positive phone call a day.  Check the parent you called off your list until you have called them all and then do it again!  In fact, when you call for any negative behaviors in the future your call will more than likely be answered!

9.    Give them a compliment

This is one of my favorites!  Try starting the week off with your student roster.  Place a check next to a student’s name after you have said something nice about them.  This can be anything from, “Wow, nice handwriting” to, “I like that jacket!”  Trust me; it will go a long way!

10.   Show them respect

You may be the only person they see throughout the day that will treat them with respect.  If you expect them to say “please” and “thank you” then you should say it to them.  The same goes with “yes sir” and “yes ma’am”.  Feel free to call them “ladies and gentlemen”.  An atmosphere of mutual respect can be developed, but remember that YOU’RE the adult and the one who should be setting the example.



09/17/2015 4:57am

I love what you got here, love what you saying and the way you say it.

07/17/2016 10:02pm

I found myself agreeing to everything in your article. Thank you for sharing it! I hope more professors see it this way though. As I read through it, a couple of professors came to mind. I have to say that in comparison to other classes, I enjoyed and learned most in the classes where professors were like as mentioned in the article. I definitely felt like I can rely on them, always looking forward to the time I get to see and talk to them.

05/16/2017 4:53am

Nuvega Lash high blood pressure weight gain and thinning of the pores and skin. Nuvega Lash cortisone cream also can come up with touch dermatitis. it is just Nuvega Lash what you need any other skin problem as though it really Nuvega Lash is no longer sufficient simply as Nuvega Lash with any other drug your body.


11/02/2015 11:01pm

As long as respect is present, there is nothing wrong in having a good relationship between a student and a teacher. Being too comfortable and forgetting about respect seems to be wrong though. We had an English professor whom we easily get along with since she is very cool and accommodating. It reflected on our required papers. We wrote our thoughts without hesitation of being judged. The effect was positive on us. With a notoriously terror professor, we would hesitate to voice out our minds and fear that we might be judged. The effects of a healthy relationship with our teachers will reflect in the kind of work we put into our projects or assignments.

05/18/2017 5:09am

Bio Rocket Blast any long term exercising need to be beneficial on your $exual fitness Bio Rocket Blast and you may make it a part of bed room activity. this in turn will Bio Rocket Blast assist increase your self confidence including a psychological Bio Rocket Blast enhance along the bodily consequences of the drugs.


11/12/2015 12:29am

With a notoriously terror professor, we would hesitate to voice out our minds and fear that we might be judged. The effects of a healthy relationship with our teachers will reflect in the kind of work we put into our projects.

01/20/2016 1:19am

I surely learned from your article. I think point number 3 is precious. I really do not get the point of yelling. It works if you want to get instant attention but if your goal is to GRAB the attention of the students, this will not work. I also agree with you on the importance of establishing a relationship. The only way for you to get to your students is to make yourself available to them. If they know that they can talk to you, it would be easier for them to ask questions and to open up about their challenges. A student who is liberated this way becomes more open to learning.

05/19/2017 4:53am

NO2 Core when relaxation periods among weight lifting units are reduced NO2 Core does now not end result from more overload to muscle mass but NO2 Core instead surfaces because of stimulation of the cardiovascular system where NO2 Core the coronary heart is pumping a good deal faster NO2 Core to aid the non-stop.


05/04/2016 11:22pm

A recent study by the US Journal of Marital and Family Therapy showed that 57% of men and 54% of women admit to cheating at least once.


Down to earth, fun loving lady looking for a genuine, kind,warm,loyal,loving gentleman, my best friend and hopefully turn into a loving relationship.

05/22/2017 2:49am

Epic Male Enhancement as a number of the diesel vehicles consist of bone stock. Epic Male Enhancement there are 3 tactics that diesel usual performance chips are capable of Epic Male Enhancement create electricity and enhance economic system.the number one way that i Epic Male Enhancement am capable to speak that the diesel ordinary overall performance.



The paragraph shows how much writers keeps yearning for his passion throughout his life. His longing for writing an easily be felt while reading each line.


Friendly environment is the most important thing while making good relationships with students. Sometime teachers adopt too much strict attitude with students due to which students were unable to focus on their studies.

05/23/2017 3:05am

Bio Rocket Blast this is casually called roid rage. those who take steroids can Bio Rocket Blast turn out to be an increasing number of violent or aggressive and there Bio Rocket Blast are numerous stories about expert athletes flipping out in public Bio Rocket Blast and even committing suicide because of taking Bio Rocket Blast these anabolic steroids.





This article provides information and guidance regarding the different Juicer Machines available and their benefits and drawbacks. The Juicer Machines are separated into three categories and explained in great detail for the reader who is looking to change their lifestyle one juice at a time.

05/24/2017 3:18am

Bio Rocket Blast may be thrilled and your guy will stay healthful.one of the maximum Bio Rocket Blast asked questions is what's the use of a male chastity belt if he can get Bio Rocket Blast it off without problems. that is fake. chastity belts are made in Bio Rocket Blast order to only be taken off by means of a scientific professional.



Using of tool to complete college assignments can help students to hack their daily routine huddles. Just surfing over internet for a while can take them away from silly problems.

11/04/2016 2:13am

Thank you for these tips. I guess a lot of teachers do not know how to build proper relationships with their students. Some are too lax, others are too strict. Teachers must know how to balance it out properly so that the students will learn, while at the same time they'll be disciplined and they'll have fun.

05/25/2017 4:12am

Bio Rocket Blast but off path you have to still be organized together with your portfolio Bio Rocket Blast just in case they ask for one.becoming a member of social Bio Rocket Blast media web sites also are a good way to get contacts inside the Bio Rocket Blast modeling international. Bio Rocket Blast there are even a few bureaucracy and communities.



These are great and helpful points for building a good relationship with other sex people! I have to follow all these points are described above in detail. I have already been noted, all the things are important for further assistance. Thanks!

05/26/2017 4:32am

Right Pick Muscle burn the fat feed the muscle is a no-nonsense education and Right Pick Muscle course of action. plus you won't cross broke shopping for different Right Pick Muscle ineffective dietary supplements or other weight loss products.Right Pick Muscle burn the fat feed the muscle enables Right Pick Muscle you tailor a total fat loss program it truly is right for you.


11/29/2016 4:04am

12/14/2016 12:05am

If you don't like the after school programs offered in your area then you may want to consider starting your own after school programs to benefit children

05/27/2017 4:54am

Power Boost XI from my enjoy remaining 12 years first-rate consequences Power Boost XI are proven by means of house weight lifters who aimed minimum of energy Power Boost XI boom every two weeks. can you consider Power Boost XI in six months from now you may clearly be Power Boost XI over two times as robust.



Hi to every single one, it’s truly a good for me to visit this web page, it includes helpful Information.

01/12/2017 12:07am

A lot of houses have basements that are completely wasted and are just left empty. Making use of your basement for extra storage area is probably the most common option and although that gives some value, it is not maximizing what it can be turned into another livable space in your house that can still be very useful for you.

05/29/2017 2:00am

Bio Rocket Blast this regulation manner that inside the future it might be Bio Rocket Blast more difficult to get satisfactory tongkat ali extract at a low price. Bio Rocket Blast but since the effectiveness of this herbal treatment Bio Rocket Blast has been tested particularly as an testosterone Bio Rocket Blast enhancer it might be certain that other.


01/24/2017 3:42pm

To make strong bond with our loved one and build a healthy friendship is very necessary. Relationships are one of the most important phenomena in class and also it provides comforts with rest of the other students and makes a family environment in class.

05/30/2017 4:01am

Enduro Force you could need to touch a yaz legal professional to look if you Enduro Force qualify for a yaz lawsuit. yaz lawsuits are presently being filed Enduro Force throughout the usa. the short and furious life-style of the 21st century Enduro Force is taking our lives by means of storm and sincerely now not Enduro Force in a great manner.


02/18/2017 6:58am

Incredible points. Sound arguments. Keep up the great work.Thanks for sharing in detail. Your blog is an inspiration! Apart of really useful tips, it's just really!

03/27/2017 5:59am

Thanks for posting informative blog about the,Building relationship is necessary for us.It is the successful way for teachers to have a talk with their students to the teachers and to every one.Keep environment very friendly that will bound every relation.

05/31/2017 4:21am

Bio Rocket Blast to exactly how she reacts to your teases. try not to mention her look Bio Rocket Blast in any manner at the same time as you tease but due to Bio Rocket Blast the fact that this takes place to be a sensitive issue with Bio Rocket Blast omen and will wreck your modern-day Bio Rocket Blast chances of scoring with them.


06/01/2017 2:22am

Elevate IGF the limitless arguments over how an powerful muscle-constructing Elevate IGF application need to be structured will most in all likelihood continue Elevate IGF till the end of time. simply scour the internet message boards Elevate IGF turn thru any muscle mag or communicate to the income rep at Elevate IGF your nearby complement shop.


06/02/2017 6:41am

Elevate IGF you require plenty of protein. in recent times, most protein Elevate IGF powders taste exquisite and many are quite less expensive whilst in Elevate IGF comparison to food. blend your protein powder in whole milk or Elevate IGF maybe 50 percent and 50 percentage.


06/03/2017 12:58am

Elevate IGF you have one pound of fats tissue and one pound of muscle tissues Elevate IGF side by facet for evaluation. the muscular tissues is Elevate IGF plenty denser and plenty smaller in length than the fats tissue. Elevate IGF some numbers i have seen is that muscle is eighteen denser.



Learning how to manage your IT portfolio is important. This article will get you started.

09/29/2017 3:15pm

Beauti Queen amazing kolkata escorts agency alwyas ready for you at your doorstep. Beauti Queen provide you high profile independent girl in kolkata, escorts service in kolkata, kolkata escorts. If you are looking for the ultimate encounter in Kolkata then I am your sophisticated young Kolkata escorts that provides upscale companionship for making your night becomes true.

10/04/2017 6:35pm

Jiya Roy is a high class luxury and premium independent escorts agency in Gurgaon offering sexy independent escort Girls, models and cheap rate call girls for incalls and outcalls and travel arrangements. Female companions available 24/7 for business events, tour guide and much more.

10/04/2017 11:52pm

Gurgaonfemales.in offers highly educated model from Gurgaon and best Escorts service in Gurgaon through some of its sizzling Independent escorts in Gurgaon Call Girls who are available to customers 24*7.

10/13/2017 5:56am

Renu Das Kolkata Escorts Services has gorgeous females provides Independent Escorts Service in Kolkata call girls at 100% satisfaction with VIP models. Provided Kolkata escorts at our agency are professional in nature and are eager to serve you at your place.


Our skin goes through a lot over the years, sun damage, acne scars, and general ageing. But there is a way to restore our skin back to its former glory with laser skin resurfacing. This treatment will remove damaged layers of skin, leaving skin looking younger and healthier.

12/04/2017 10:43pm


These are the top five common mistakes we see made by individuals not hiring an investment advisor. It's important to understand the job of an investment advisor is much more than picking a fund.

12/28/2017 9:17am

01/07/2018 10:17pm

Delhi-Divas amazing Delhi escorts who is always ready for you at your doorstep. Hurry up to avail the most seductive independent escorts in Delhi. Delhi-Divas escorts agency is providing you with High Quality and Verified girl in Delhi, escorts service in delhi, delhi escorts.

01/21/2018 10:44am

Hello sexy friends,I am Kavita Sharma from Mumbai escorts service. You are welcome to all friends Kavita Sharma name is not hidden from anyone. Kavita Sharma is a shining name, a hidden is not. Friends have you ever our service. If yes then do not need to tell you something. And if you have not taken our Mumbai escort service, you must try once you. Our independent escorts service may be the motto and that is just a word. Dear Gentlemen, do you I warmly welcome Kavita Sharma, Dear you, I’ll tell you a little about ourself.

01/21/2018 10:44am

Hi Guys, I am Madhu from Gurugram & Gurgaon. I am as autonomous Gurugram Escorts Service I am a wonderful female in Gurugram and I have alluring finger hot body for enjoyment and fun, you can Trust About my administration an escort in Gurugram (Gurgaon Escorts) and pick high class buddy date to dreams completely entire. In the event that you need to truly meet me then I am make ruler for night, stop the find on the off chance that you Independent Gurugram Escorts.

01/21/2018 10:45am

Bangalore Escorts Service Independent Russian Models escorts in Bangalore We have well established call girl Tanyabhati.com Bangalore call girls VIP models, Air Hostess, Bangalore Escorts Agency College girls & Private Housewife’s at Bangalore Call Girls Tanya Bangalore independent escorts High-profile escort Agency Professional Screening and Referral services based in Park Street, Indira Nagar, Koramangala, Banashankari escort girls that offer Elite super Model Escorts for catering Affluent Gentleman.

01/21/2018 10:46am

I am Tanya Bhati, 5.5'' feet, a prominent model and decent, tender and pleasing individual. I am a Bangalore Escorts, having worked already with great promoting and displaying office. I live and work in outstanding amongst other High Profile regions of Bangalore – Indira Nagar, Marathahalli, Koramangala, Banashankari, Jayanagar, Basavanagudi, Ulsoor, Whitefield, Hebbal, Malleswaram, And all Over in Bangalore. I have been conceived and gotten the most lively city of the nation Bangalore. Being raised in Bangalore, I have all the style, Discipline and Manners expected to please prominent customers.

01/25/2018 4:41am

Hi i am Jenisha Pandey high profile independent collage girl in Gurgaon. we are provide escorts service in gurgaon, gurgaon escorts, escorts in Gurgaon if you are captivating for an independent escorts Call Girls visit www.jenishapandey.com for your naughty desire I am always available 24x7 for your all sexual desire.

02/14/2018 3:37am

Riya Chaudhary is an Independent Delhi Escort girl, who offers dazzling hot Delhi Escorts Service, incall or outcall services both to complete your dreams in real entertainment. We offers high class Independent Escorts in Delhi at Riya Chaudhary Delhi Escorts service agency for elite peoples in the city to avail ultimate satisfaction. you can spend your beautiful moments.


Leave a Reply