Student-Teacher Relationships: How Your Teachers Are More Than Just Your Teachers

Student-Teacher Relationships: How Your Teachers Are More Than Just Your Teachers

Teachers change lives. And that isn’t even an exaggeration.

As some of the most influential role models for developing students, teachers are responsible for more than just academic enrichment. The greatest educators connect with their pupils on multiple levels.

By forging strong relationships, educators are able to affect virtually every aspect of their students’ lives, teaching them the important life lessons that will help them succeed beyond term papers and standardized tests.

It is not always easy to change a student’s life, which is why it takes a great teacher to do so. Whether it’s just an extra push for a student whose math grade is just a few points shy from the grade they need or assistance and advice in a student’s personal lives. Whatever the student needs to help them excel, teachers assume that role.

Have you thought about the numerous ways besides academics in which your teachers and educators influence you? 

– An Educator

A great teacher puts immense effort in teaching students. Makes learning fun and engaging is pivotal to a student’s academic success. Some students who are more prone to misbehaviour, truancy or disengagement are more dependent on an engaging teacher. Making the classroom an exciting environment for learning and motivating students in the best possible ways, that is one role of a teacher. 

– An Inspiration

Have you ever had a teacher who inspired you to work harder or pursue a particular goal? 

Inspiring students is integral to ensuring their success and encouraging them to fulfil their potential. Teachers do their best to inspire their students so that they may accomplish amazing things, and that motivation almost always stays with them. Inspiration can take many forms, from helping a student through the academic year to enabling them to explore co-curricular passions.

– A Guide

Teachers are a trusted source of advice for students weighing important life decisions. Educators can help their students pursue higher education, explore career opportunities and compete in events they might otherwise have not thought themselves able to. Students look to their teachers as mentors with experience and knowledge.

– A Role Model

A role model is a person who inspires and encourages us to strive for greatness, live to our fullest potential and see the best in ourselves. A role model is someone we admire and someone we aspire to be like. We learn through them, through their commitment to excellence and through their ability to make us realize our own personal growth. We look to them for advice and guidance. A role model can be anybody: a parent, a sibling, a friend but some of our most influential and life-changing role models are teachers.

Teachers affect students’ lives in many ways. They inspire, protect and guide us in life. Not just teach us academically. Teachers are an influence in many ways. So this Teacher’s Day, respect that and show your mentors some love and appreciation!