Updated: Oct 25, 2021
Trust is not something that can be demanded from students
The basis of a good relationship with your students is trust. If your students don't trust you, they won't heed your advice, and most will simply tune out whenever you speak. But how do you build trust in the classroom?
Understand that building trust with students is like building relationships in general. You can't expect to build rapport with someone unless you give them something of yourself first.
A good relationship with your students is the basis of a good education. Your students have to trust you as a person and as a teacher. It’s crucial to have a personal connection with each student so that they feel comfortable with you and won’t be as nervous to try new things or ask questions.