student-teacher relationships

Five qualities of teachers who form close relationships with disruptive students

By Kevin F. McGrath and Penny Van Bergen

It is now well known to teachers and researchers alike that student-teacher relationships are powerfully predictive of social, behavioural, and academic success. Students who have positive relationships with their teachers are much more likely to enjoy school, to engage in academic work, and to be well behaved. Positive relationships with teachers can also protect students