Fifth-graders offer advice for new teachers

04/8/2013 | TransformED

Having good relationships and rapport with students is essential to being a good teacher, according to Florida educator Megan Allen's fifth-grade students. Much of the students' advice, which Allen compiles in this blog post, warns against being "mean" or "boring" and encourages new teachers to be "kind, "fun" and not give too much homework. "I don't know what emphasis we give this in education and evaluation discussions regarding student impact, but I -- and obviously my students -- believe that rapport and relationship most certainly do matter," writes Allen, a National Board Certified Teacher.

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