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. Interaction between my students and I becomes extremely important
for them to grow to their potential. I feel that having a close, but limited
relationship between the student and I can definitely be helpful for their
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, fear, or confusion, 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. I am probably not going to understand every problem for every
child in my classroom, but I hope to acquire enough information to help my students
who are struggling 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 between my student and I.
A positive TSR can be challenging and time consuming
to establish. To be honest, I also feel that a positive TSR, may not
necessarily help me to manage all the disruptive students.
Despite the challenges to establish positive TSR its
limitations, the answer becomes clear when I interact with my students daily,
and learn more about them and their needs. The solution to promote joy of
learning 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