4 Practical Tips for Building Relationships with Your High School Students [Episode 41]


Click below to hear my favorite tips for building relationships with your students:

You know that building relationships with your students is crucial. You know it leads to more memorable learning experiences but you aren’t quite sure how to build that relationship with all of your 100+ students.

Today, I am giving you some of my favorite (and practical) tips for building relationships with students that will last for years to come.

We all know building relationships is foundational for reaching every learner but building these relationships doesn’t have to be exhausting!

In this episode, I am sharing four practical tips to start building relationships with your students today, how to easily and realistically implement these tips, and how I found time to support students in extracurriculars pre and post-kids.

Looking back, my most memorable learning experiences were the ones where I knew my teachers cared about me as a person, not just my grade. Building strong relationships shows our students that we care about them, we want them to succeed, and we are rooting for them!

Do you have a tip on how to keep every learning engaged that you would love to share on the podcast? I have decided to keep the submission form open and would LOVE to hear your tips!

You can find all the details for submitting your tips here.

Topics Discussed in This Episode on Building Relationships with Your Students:

  • Why learning students names on day one is so important, and my tip for how to do this
  • How to easily interact with all of your students at least once every class 
  • The importance of having positive communication with parents and guardians and how to connect with each parent/guardian without it being overwhelming
  • How supporting students in their extracurriculars helps build strong relationships and how to find time to support them pre and post-kids

Crockpot Recipe Mentioned:

I have a few favorite, and super simple, go-to crock pot recipe for busy evenings!

  1. One pound of frozen chicken breast, one taco seasoning packet, one jar of salsa verde. Leave in your crockpot for 8-10 hours on low.
  2. Pot Roast: add in potatoes, chopped up onions, baby carrots, one onion soup packet, and one cream of mushroom soup can.

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Secondary Science Simplified is a podcast specifically for high school science teachers that will help you to engage your students AND simplify your life as a secondary science educator. Each week Rebecca, from It’s Not Rocket Science, and her guests will share practical and easy-to-implement strategies for decreasing your workload so that you can stop working overtime and start focusing your energy doing what you love – actually teaching!

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