Mood before matter: Building teacher-student relationships

Since early 2016, Navitas teachers globally have participated in more than 18,000 hours of professional development in courses run by L&T Services.

Three months after the end of their course, participants are asked to consider what changes they have made to their practice. The Strategy Sessions series invites those teachers to share a learning and teaching challenge and their strategies and learnings from the process.

Each session includes Q&A discussion with the presenter and other attendees to help you connect with others in the learning and teaching community.

How do you foster meaningful teacher-student relationships at the start of the term?

Sam Cutri has over 15 years of L&T experience in higher education and a proven track record in this practice, with improvements in engagement and retention rates. Sam has developed the Building Teacher-Student Relationships (BTSR) PD workshop which focusses on getting to know your students and them understanding you to establish the foundation for a trusting relationship.

In this recording, Sam looks at innovative strategies and techniques to building teacher-student relationships. When applied early with a new cohort, this can change the way students relate with their lecturers, peers and college, build confidence and a sense of belonging. This connection and commitment to each other may then enable learning to just happen.

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To continue the conversation, contact Sam Cutri, or share your thoughts and ideas about building the teacher-student relationship via YammerTwitter and/or LinkedIn with the hashtag #studentengagement.