The Power Of Human Connection In Education

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Long-time Educator Rita Pierson tells it like it is: Kids aren’t going to learn from someone they hate. You’re going to have to build a relationship of mutual trust with your students if you want them to respect you, and learn from you.

Her tips:

  • Seek first to understand, instead of to be understood
  • Apologize

Watch Ms. Pierson’s TED talk to learn more:

Related topics: Student Relationships

About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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