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Student Motivation: Helping Students Relate to Others

By Larry Ferlazzo & Emma Patti Harris — December 9, 2019 4:50

Building relationships with peers and teachers helps students feel cared about by people they respect. There are two parts to this equation: one is creating learning situations where students learn to like and respect their classmates and have opportunities to work with them, and the second is creating a positive relationship between teachers and students. Coverage of whole-child approaches to learning is supported in part by a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.

Larry Ferlazzo is an English and social studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif.
Emma Patti Harris is a deputy managing editor for Education Week who oversees visuals and immersive experiences.
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