Getting Along With Teachers

How often have your kids come home complaining of their teachers? “They didn’t call on me and I knew the answer!” or “Why does she always call on me?” Often, our kids are looking for someone else to blame when they don’t understand the work and they really just want to ask for help. A recent article on suggests that the most important reason for kids to get along with their teachers is because not only will they “learn more, but they’re more comfortable asking questions and getting extra help. This makes it easier to understand new material and do your best on tests.”

How to bring green into the classroomThe article suggests that kids who build a strong relationship with their teachers can also use them as a mentor or sounding board to help with school issues or problems with learning. This also creates an enjoyable classroom environment for both the student and teacher, since most teachers want to help students do their best.

Here’s a list of student responsibilities that Kids Health suggests will lead to a successful relationship with teachers.

What Are a Student’s Responsibilities?

  • Attend class ready to learn.
  • Be prepared for class with the right pencils, books, and completed assignments.
  • Listen when your teacher is talking.
  • Do your best, whether it’s a classroom assignment, homework, or a test.

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