After attending the workshop this week on Positive
Teacher Student Relationship (TSR) to foster Joy of Learning. I would like to
give my take on how I envision positive TSR.
My students spend 5-7 hours each day with teachers
in school. Interactions in class becomes extremely important for them to grow and
be stretch. I feel that having a close, but limited relationship between the
student and I can definitely be helpful for their holistic development.
I believe that a positive teacher student
relationship (TSR) is crucial for meaningful learning to take place. To me, positive
TSR in a nutshell is to make a learning experience approachable and inviting
for the students to learn. I uses pedagogies like with-it-ness, improve communication
with my students to promote better understanding, and giving timely feedback,
to foster TSR in class.
I will start with my definition of with-it-ness.
That is to monitor and be aware of any difficulties the student is having. By understanding
the child’s problem, needs, or misconception, I will have better understanding
of the child’s learning difficulties. This insight will allows me to be more
patience with the student, thus making the child feel safer in the classroom.
I will also work on better communication with stakeholders
of education. It is impossible to understand every problem for every student,
but I hope to acquire enough information to help the stragglers with specific
tasks. By doing this, I hope to help students learn at a high level quickly.
I will try to understand students who are from different
cultures and backgrounds than mine too. By demonstrating a better understanding
of the student’s culture, I feel that it will promote a better understanding and
respect during class interactions.
A positive TSR can be is time consuming to
establish. To be honest, positive TSR may not help to manage some disruptive
However, despite the challenges to establish
positive TSR and TSR limitations, the answer becomes clear when I interact with
my students daily, and learn more about them and their needs. The solution to promote
a joyful of learning experience is to establish a positive TSR. Hopefully, by
establishing a positive TSR will encourage students to seek knowledge and be passionate
and to be in school.