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Where is the line between relationship building and TMI?

June 20, 2018


Building a rapport with students usually requires that teachers share a little of themselves in an effort to connect with students and create shared bonds. Teachers may discuss their own pets, interests, travel experiences, and educational obstacles in ways that help students see teachers as three-dimensional human beings. This type of sharing can often enhance the learning experience, especially if the information is shared in relation to topics discussed in the classroom.

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