The nature and quality of children’s relationships with their teachers play a critical and central role in motivating and engaging students to learn.
Teacher-student relationships are typically defined with respect to emotional support as perceived by the student and examined with respect to their impact on student outcomes. (Wentzel, 2009)
A Conceptual Model of Child-Teacher Relationships
A conceptual model of child-teacher relationships is presented in the Figure above. As depicted in the Figure, the primary components of relationships between teachers and children are
The current model places more emphasis on the partners’ representations of the relationship as distinct from characteristics of the individuals
Effective teachers are typically described as those
Improving Students' Relationships with Teachers to Provide Essential Supports for Learning