How to Get Your Teacher to Like You!
No, I’m not referring to giving presents, trying to be a teacher’s pet, or giving your teacher compliments. When it comes to teachers, being a model student is the best way to win their hearts. So, why is it important for a teacher to like you? Teachers are people too, and they will be more willing to help you out in class if they are fond of you and feel respected by you. Follow these tips to show teachers you respect them, and watch your performance in class soar!
Turn in your assignments on time
Many teachers spend several additional hours each week preparing or grading homework, reviews, and worksheets. By completing your assignments on time, you are saying to a teacher, “I respect you and what you do to help me learn.” Complete the assignments that teachers have created for you and you’ll show your teacher that you are a motivated, serious student who understands the value of practicing and hard work to learn class material.
Show your teacher that you are paying attention in class by asking questions. If you don’t like speaking in front of the class, hang out for a few minutes after class is over and talk to your teacher then. If you have a hard time coming up with questions to ask, make a plan for yourself to ensure you continuously talk to your teacher. Choose a problem or topic your teacher discussed in class that day and simply ask your teacher to explain the concept in more detail. With time, you’ll feel more confident in asking questions and your teacher will take notice that you paid attention in class enough to ask questions.
Show your teacher that you are a motivated student by attending tutorials. All teachers have time in the day set aside to tutor students who are struggling with a concept in class. Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase the fact that you care enough about learning to take some of your free time and spend it on additional schoolwork. Don’t feel that you need tutoring help? You’d be surprised at how much more clearly you understand a topic after some one- on- one instruction. Simply reviewing the day’s lesson with your teacher during tutorial time will not only boost your grade but also please your teacher.
Seek out information
Your teacher is teaching the class because he or she is really interested in the subject. When a teacher feels that you are interested in the subject too, it makes them even more motivated to make sure you succeed in your class. By setting aside some time to talk with a teacher about an interesting topic you learned about, you show your teacher that you care more than just passing the class- you care about learning new things.
The added benefit of following these steps is that you get more opportunities to practice and learn the material. More practice combined with a better relationship with your teacher will easily boost your grades and your performance in class.
Article written by Shayna L. Pond and Action Potential Learning
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