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From Students to Relationships: Transforming Your Classroom

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Check out this podcast with Heather Boltz, sixth grade English teacher and author of the AMLE Magazine article, "From Students to Relationships: Transforming Your Classroom." Listen in and get valuable insights about how to make relationships work in the middle level.

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3 comments on article "From Students to Relationships: Transforming Your Classroom"

Having positive relationships with students is such a crucial asset in middle grades education. I really like how Heather involved her students in the lesson. she mentions the feeling we get when we can be involved and it goes the same for our students.

11/10/2015 11:09 PM

Relationships can be tricky in middle school classrooms because there is a fine line between being the students' teacher, but also listening to their needs, almost like a friend. Heather was able to create a community in her classroom by giving her students an opportunity to give their opinions on her lessons. I think that's a great way to get feedback on lessons.

4/28/2017 12:22 PM

I love the idea of using classroom roles or duties to make students feel like they are an important part of the mechanism that is our classroom. This will motivate students to want to be engaged in class and be in class.

4/30/2017 3:43 PM

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