Relationship builders enable teachers to better understand their students as individuals.
This improved understanding creates a bond of trust between teacher and student, with teachers demonstrating they are invested in each student as a person. This creates the best foundations for learning, allowing students to feel a greater sense of comfort and even vulnerability in their learning environment.
Relationship builders provide an opportunity for students to share something that makes them proud, happy or excited. This exchange humanizes the relationship between students and teacher, and using technology enables students to be truly authentic in their responses.
Positive teacher-student relationships promote a sense of belonging and encourage students to participate cooperatively in their learning journey.
A full list of questions you can use in your class can be found in Ziplet’s question library under “Relationship Builders”.
For appropriate questions, get students to share some of their responses in small groups. This builds a collective investment in the class setting and helps students engage with each other in a positive manner, great for engendering enthusiasm in your classroom long-term.