How would you win the hearts of your students?

A teacher is having a godo time with her pupils. She crouches to get closer to them, and they enjoy her company. We can see eight children on the picture, and a blackboard in the background. One of the differences between an average, and a great teacher, is their ability to connect with the students on a personal level.

If the children like the teacher, if they enjoy their company, they will follow the rules, engage in the lessons, and they won’t make problems–at least not as much as they’d normally do.

You should know how you can win the hearts of the students, how you can gain their respect and trust. Luckily for us, doing this is much easier at the elementary school, when we compare it to other grades of education. Let’s have a look at some good answers.


Sample answers

I believe that teachers are in the class for their students. I always look at every lesson, exam, or after school activity, trying to understand it from the perspective of the children. Will it help them in their future? Are they going to enjoy the activity? Does the goal of the activity correspond with the overall direction we try to follow in the class? I always ask myself these questions, and act accordingly. I believe that is the way to win their hearts–to do things for them, not for us.

Children are sensitive. One can win their hearts with humility, and with friendship. Authoritative approach rarely leads to something good, at least in my experience. I would always listen to their needs, trying to understand them, and to gain their trust. That is probably the most I can do for them.


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