The session on Developing Positive Student Relationships: A key to student success was co-facilitated by Donna Foulds, Instructor, Learning Services, Deanna Speidel, Instructor, Aboriginal Serves and Margaret Campbell, Instructor Learning Services. The audience was reminded that managing a positive student-instructor relationship is one of the most important and challenging responsibilities of an instructor. The way we communicate plays a significant role in a student’s ability to understand, integrate and apply knowledge. Relationships play a particularly important role with students who are struggling with academics, language, mental health issues or crisis in their lives. Being approachable while maintaining professional boundaries is important in maximizing student success. This particularly crucial when working with students from other cultures, who may not have experience with our teaching styles and methods.
You can listen to the podcast of the session