Relationships: The Fundamental R in Education
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Through establishing caring relationships with adolescents, secondary teachers cultivate classroom communities that propagate care and promote academic success. Developing a caring classroom community begins on the first day of school and continues throughout the school year. In such communities, educators establish a safe and academic-focused classroom culture; create shared norms and values; promote open and honest communication; take time to get to know one another; facilitate mutual respect; encourage reciprocal care and mutual responsibility; demand academic excellence from each student; and use student-centered cooperative group structures.
Citation / Publisher Attribution
Phi Delta Kappan, v. 96, issue 8, p. 48-51
Scholar Commons Citation
Ellerbrock, Cheryl; Abbas, Bridget; Dicicco, Michael; Denmon, Jennifer M.; Sabella, Laura; and Hart, Jennifer, "Relationships: The Fundamental R in Education" (2015). Teaching and Learning Faculty Publications. 190.