During the summer, I will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past nine years. You can see all those collections from the first eight years here.
Here are the ones I’ve posted so far:
This Year’s Most Popular Q&A Posts
School Closures & the Coronavirus Crisis
Best Ways to Begin the School Year
Best Ways to End the School Year
Student Motivation & Social-Emotional Learning
Facing Gender Challenges in Education
Cooperative & Collaborative Learning
Teaching English-Language Learners
Entering the Teaching Profession
Today’s theme is on Relationships in Schools. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of the posts:
Teachers describe some of the funniest moments in their classrooms over the years, and in some instances, how those moments improved classroom relationships.
* ‘You Can’t Get to Bloom Without Going Through Maslow’
This eight-part series on teacher/student relationships is wrapped up today by Tara Brown, Dr. Donna Wilson, Dr. Marcus Conyers, Jennifer Cleary, Stuart Ablon, Alisha Pollastri, Eileen Depka, and Richard Gerver. I’ve also included responses from readers.
* ‘Don’t Just Teach the Curriculum, Teach the Students’
In this series’ next-to-last post, Julia Thompson, Dr. Mara Lee Grayson, Dr. Kris Felicello, Jennifer Lasater, Kristina DeMoss, Cindy Terebush, and Tamara Fyke write their responses to the question of how teachers can strengthen relationships with students.
* Relationships Matter in the Classroom
Sanée Bell, Martha Caldwell, Oman Frame, Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, Sarah Thomas, Debbie Zacarian, Judie Haynes, Madeline Whitaker Good, Dr. Barbara R. Blackburn, and Akira M. LeBlanc talk about teacher/student relationships.
* Building Student Relationships by Applying ‘the Golden Rule’
Jana Echevarria, Dr. Beth Gotcher, Joe Mullikin, Denise Fawcett Facey, Rachelle Dene Poth, Chris Hull, Douglas Reeves, and Melissa Jackson share their thoughts on teachers’ strengthening relationships with students.
* Be ‘Real’ & ‘Consistent’ to Build Positive Student Relationships
Lisa Westman, Kevin Parr, Dr. Cynthia “Mama J” Johnson, Ryan Huels, Catherine Beck, Dr. Sheila M. Wilson, Ed.D., and Steve Constantino provide commentaries on the topic of teachers’ positive relationships with students.
* We Must ‘Notice the Uniqueness in Each Student’
Debbie Silver, Nedra Robinson, Tamera Musiowsky, John Seborowski, Bryan Christopher, Becca Leech, Kelly Wickham Hurst, and Diane Mora contribute their ideas on positive relationships between teachers and students.
* ‘Building Relationships With Students Is the Most Important Thing a Teacher Can Do’
Timothy Hilton, Valerie Ruckes, David Bosso, Jenny Edwards, Pamela Broussard, Kara Pranikoff, Patty McGee, and Jonathan Eckert share their thoughts on the importance of building relationships with students—and how to do it.
* Why It’s Important to Build Positive Relationships With Students
Part One in a seven-part series on building positive relationships with students is kicked off with responses from Adeyemi Stembridge, Candace Hines, Jacki Glasper, Mary Beth Nicklaus, Valentina Gonzalez, and Julie Jee.
* Manage Classrooms Through ‘Positive Relationships’
Karen Baptiste, Gianna Cassetta, Harry Wong, Rosemary Wong, and Julia Thompson share their classroom-management recommendations.
* ‘Care Is the Catalyst for Learning’
Sean McComb, P.J. Caposey, Cindi Rigsbee, A. William Place, Jennifer Fredricks, and several readers share their thoughts on the role of “care” in the age of standards.
* ‘There’s Nothing More Innovative Than Care’
Educators Andre Perry, Sara Ahmed, Kristine Mraz, Sean Slade, and Mai Xi Lee provide responses to the question: “How does caring relate to our current focus on standards in education?”
* Many Ways to Help Our Students Grieve
Several exceptional educators have contributed to this column, including Mary Tedrow, Stephen Lazar, Larry Swartz, Dr. Sherrel Bergmann, and Dr. Judith Brough. In addition, I’ve included responses from readers.
* Great Teachers Focus on Connections & Relationships
Eric Jensen, Jason Flom, and PJ Caposey provide guest responses.
* A Teacher-Counselor Partnership Is ‘Essential’ for Student Success
This post includes responses from Julie Hartline, the 2009 National Counselor of the Year; and educator/authors Trish Hatch, Dr. Sherrel Bergmann, and Dr. Judith Brough. In addition, I’ve included comments from readers.
* Ways to Develop a Teacher-School Counselor Partnership
This column features suggestions from three exceptional educators on how to solidify the teacher/counselor partnership: Dean Vogel, counselor, teacher, and president of the California Teachers Association (I am a proud member of CTA); Leticia Gallardo, who works at the school where I teach and who is the most amazing counselor I’ve ever seen; and Mindy Willard, the 2013 National Counselor of the Year.
* Several Ways Teachers Can Create a Supportive Environment for Each Other
Author/educators Bill Ferriter and Parry Graham provide guest responses to this tricky question.
* Can Teachers Be Friends With Students Using Social Media?
Educators Bud Hunt and Ernie Rambo take on an issue that always seems to be in the news.
* Part Two—Can Teachers Be Friends With Students?
Jose Vilson and I give our observations on the topic.
* Can Teachers Be Friends With Students?—Part One
Well-known author-educator Rick Wormeli contributes his thoughts.
I hope you’ve found this summary useful and, again, keep those questions coming!
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