The Teacher Student Relationship is so important

There was a lot of interesting and valuable information in this course. One of the things that I found most interesting was learning about is how important the teacher-student relationship is. I’ve always known that it is integral to have a good relationship with you students and create an environment where they feel safe and supported. What I found really interesting though is how a positive and strong teacher-student relationship can help to counter act many other negative influences or situations students may be encountering in their lives. I think the most valuable information that I took away from this course is what it means to be a 21st century learner. The education world is constantly changing and it is our job to adapt and make changes along with it.

We need to prepare our students to be citizens in both the “dirt” and “digital” world. I had never thought of the internet as being a whole separate entity on its own, as being a “digital world.” I now realize how important it is that we educate children about the identity they create in digital world and how it effects how they will be portrayed.

This course has better prepared me to help maintain Safety, Order undefined Rights in my school. I know have the tools I need to work towards intervening and preventing both bullying and cyber-bullying in my school. I and my school have taken steps towards preventing bullying in the “dirt” world but we need to also move in the direction of educating students about the effects of their behaviors in the “digital” world. In order to maintain Safety, Order and Rights, my school needs to not only address bullying but cyber-bullying as well.

It is important to educate our students about cyber-bullying and ensure sure that they are fully involved and engaged in the topic. As a teacher I need to make sure these lessons are student centered and not following a lecture format where the students are listening to a list of dos and don’ts. The students need to feel safe in their learning environment so that they are able to participate in class and peer discussions on the topic. When students discuss these sensitive topics together they are often better able to understand how their words or actions online are affecting the person on the other end of the computer screen. When talking face to face with each other the students may become more empathetic and better utilize their executive function skills in the future.

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How does the Generation Text program prevent bullying?

A story about how implementing the Gen Text Program in a lunch bunch prevented bullying and conflict a K-8 school.

Video: Small Groups with High School Juniors College Prep

Hear about their experience in their own words.

Builds rapport and relationships from an empathetic perspective

The GTO approach has resulted in students understanding one another more effectively as well as teachers understanding their students and the motivations that drive their behavior to learn and behave most effectively.

A First-Year Teacher’s Obstacles

As a first year teacher there are many obstacles that you do not realize you will face when it comes time to leading your own classroom.

I would 100% recommend it

Being in Gen Text small groups in high-school has many beneficial aspects. I would 100%, recommend it to other students considering the various benefits in people skills.

Reflection from a 4th Grade Teacher in Alabama

Using this program has given me opportunities to ask specific questions to my students to understand their personalities and home lives better.