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Comparing Teaching Roles: Instructor vs. Student Perspectives

A photo of a male teacher standing in front of a chalkboard with calculus equations written on it.

While teaching involves multiple skills such as leadership, facilitation, organization, and management, much of what teachers do in the classroom is built on relationships with students. These relationships are integral to teaching and learning and while  much of the relationship-building that goes on in a classroom may be intuitive, this article asks you to think more deeply about how you build and maintain relationships among and with students in your classroom.