It’s All About Connections: Building Relationships in the Classroom One Student at a Time is a must-take graduate level course for teachers, both new and experienced.
Are you ready to be inspired, challenged, motivated and captivated? This course is a MUST for any teacher looking to have a strong foundation on the most important aspect of any classroom: strong relationships. Building solid relationships with students can create a learning environment that is both nurturing and rewarding. This course is designed to give teachers the proper tools to help improve classroom climate, starting with the one-on-one relationships with the students. The practical, easy-to-implement strategies taught in this course can be immediately applied to any classroom setting.
In this course you will:
- Practice proven strategies that will allow you to connect with your students, raise achievement, and add fun to a lesson
- Demonstrate research-based, hands-on techniques from experienced teachers and educational professionals who have actually used them – with great results!
- Evaluate your role as a teacher (and your students’ role as learners) to increase your effectiveness and maximize student achievement.
- Apply techniques to create a learning climate that builds community, confidence and self-esteem in all your students
- Be exposed to quick and easy strategies to foster relationships between teachers and students.
- Experiment with exciting ways that the Internet can be used as a powerful source for enhancing both student learning and instructional delivery.
- Identify factors that may inhibit the development of relationships in the classroom
“I felt it was a good course. It reminded me about why we teach and how we are able to reach the students where they are and lift them up to higher levels. I look forward to trying another course in the future.” –Joshua H., NE
“I loved this course and it was the spark I needed to get excited about teaching again! I cannot say enough good things about this course. Thank you for offering the course and I will be telling my colleagues about it.” –Ashley Y., NE
“These courses continue to be amazing and inspirational! I learn and enjoy from each of them. During “It’s All About Connections” I learned to combat negativity bias and work on turning negative into positive thoughts along with letting go of those negative thoughts. These new ideas will help my students.” –Tina G., IA
“I really enjoy taking courses from Be A Great Teacher. These courses dig right in to what teachers need to know for today’s classroom. It makes you think and get re-energized. All About Connections fits right in to what I do every day in the classroom and court.” –Robert W., OH
“I enjoyed watching the videos that came with this class. The video on growing personal GRIT I found very helpful. The book was full of reminders of the great responsibility we have as educators.” –Andrae G., NE
“This was a great course. I haven’t taken any courses for several year since my masters degree. It was a great way to further my learning.” –Justin R., NE
“I enjoyed having a combination of both videos and a book to read as I worked through this course. All the videos were up to date, practical, interesting, and full of good information. The book that was provided was written by a true teacher and had short practical strategies I can implement in my classroom easily. The assignments were clear and easy to follow. I enjoyed this class as it made me reflect on what I can do better to help develop better relationships with my students.” –Jennifer H., IA
“The class, It’s All About Connections, is going to benefit me as a classroom teacher because it provided many strategies that I can use with my students.” –Mark K., IA
“This was my first class with Be a Great Teacher. I really enjoyed the combination of videos and book. The questions in each lesson were helpful and provided a good way to keep track of the important information. I loved that the class was on-line and that I could work at my own pace. The focus of this class was building relationships with students, and I am taking away some good ideas that I can implement right away.” –Julie P., OH
“I really enjoyed this course. I liked the suggestions in each video as well as the book. The videos held my attention the whole time and were led by great speakers who were passionate about what they were speaking about. I liked the short chapters in the book. It was easy to read and not overwhelming. I honestly liked everything about this course and wouldn’t change a thing. I am looking forward to finding more courses with a similar format. This course will benefit me greatly working with students.” –Lisa D., IA