After attending the workshop this week on PositiveTeacher Student Relationship (TSR) to foster Joy of Learning. I would like togive my take on how I envision positive TSR. My students spend 5-7 hours each day with teachersin school.
Interaction between my students and I becomes extremely importantfor them to grow to their potential. I feel that having a close, but limitedrelationship between the student and I can definitely be helpful for theirholistic development. I believe that a positive teacher studentrelationship (TSR) is crucial for meaningful learning to take place. To me, positiveTSR in a nutshell is to make a learning experience approachable and invitingfor the students to learn. I uses pedagogies like with-it-ness, improve communicationwith 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 understandingthe child’s problem, fear, or confusion, I will have better understanding ofthe child’s learning difficulties.
This insight will allows me to be morepatience with the student, thus making the child feel safer in the classroom. I will also work on better communication with stakeholdersof education. I am probably not going to understand every problem for everychild in my classroom, but I hope to acquire enough information to help my studentswho are struggling with specific tasks. By doing this, I hope to help studentslearn at a high level quickly. I will try to understand students who are from differentcultures and backgrounds than mine too. By demonstrating a better understandingof the student’s culture, I feel that it will promote a better understanding andrespect between my student and I.
A positive TSR can be challenging and time consumingto establish. To be honest, I also feel that a positive TSR, may notnecessarily help me to manage all the disruptive students. Despite the challenges to establish positive TSR itslimitations, the answer becomes clear when I interact with my students daily,and learn more about them and their needs.
The solution to promote joy oflearning is to establish a positive TSR. Hopefully, by establishing a positive TSRwill encourage students to seek knowledge and be passionate and to be inschool.