A positive environment supports student learning.  One way to ensure your classroom is a positive environment is to build rapport with your students.

Here are a few ways you can do that

  • Call your students by name
  • Learn something about your students’ interests and hobbies
  • Use personally relevant examples
  • Interact
  • Respond to student comments and questions positively and promptly
  • Ask for their input
  • Smile – show that you are enjoying the lessons
  • Make eye contact