Students Learn From People They Love
This article from The New York Times emphasizes that learning is an emotional process and students only learn from those with whom they have formed an emotional connection. For this reason, taking the time to get to know your students, showing vulnerability, and remembering to evaluate the quality of your relationships can pay off in the long run with increased retetion and engagement.
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