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G.G - Hong Kong said:
Establising RapportRapport according to the English dictionary "is a term used to describe, in common terms, that two or more people feel in sync or on the same wavelength because they feel alike." It is very important for teachers to establish a god rapport with their students as it allows the students to trust and therefore listen to the teacher. There are many mays a teacher can establish a good relationship with their students some of which are as follows:- 1. Listening - A teacher that listens to their students and allows their students to ask questions is more than likely going to be able to teach a class successfully as a pose to teachers who dont allow their students to listen. This doesnt only apply to teacher student relationships but most relationships. Teachers must always actively listen to their students, look at their expressions, maintain eye contact, and notice the different tones a student uses. 2. Trust : I think this a very important part of building a good relationshop with students. The teacher must be able to accept the student I think as a teacher establishing a good rapport with your students allows the class to ot negate or judge these feelings, nor will the counselor indiscriminately share these feelings with others who are not trustworthy. The counselor never promises not to notify others if the situation requires such advocacy, but students trust the counselor's discretion. To build trust, school counselors must be genuinely accepting. They should know the student's culture, not trying to be a part of it, but understand the norms and trends, which shows students that the school counselor truly understands. Trust also takes place when the school counselor shares a part of himself or herself with the student. The student needs to see the counselor as a person too, with the same fears, dreams and problems as every other person, creating mutual respect and honesty. Listening... School counselors must be active listeners. This means listening to the words that students are using, hearing the tone of those words, and watching students' nonverbal expressions and body movements. Active listening also means identifying what is left unsaid or unspoken. This type of listening requires a school counselor's full attention, both physical and mental, as the counselor pushes aside all other thoughts and focuses exclusively on the conversation. This means not thinking of answers as the student talks, and not interrupting. It means listening to how things are said, and avoiding stereotyping. It involves making eye contact, and listening to the student even when he or she stops talking. Empathy... Simply listening to students isn't enough. School counselors must be able to experience the students' feelings as their own, or live an experience with a child that the counselor never lived. Having empathy means understanding the emotional states of others, and helping those with emotional problems develop appropriate solutions. Empathy is the pinnacle of moral development, as it also means understanding one's own feelings and behaviors. Empathy is a skill that requires understanding ? a skill learned over time. It does not mean abdicating one's own point of view, rather compassionately understanding a different viewpoint and finding healthy, appropriate responses or opinions to tough and difficult situations. Laughter... kids gravitate toward those who know how to laugh and have fun. Laughter also makes kids relax, and develops that important foundation of trust that's essential for all school counselors. Laughter has other benefits for students as well. Medical researchers now say that laughter reduces levels of certain stress hormones, which tend to increase when individuals experience stress, anger or hostility. Humility. kids are often the first to sense a "know-it-all." When counselors show kids that they don't have all the answers, nor do they think they have all the answers, that increases the students' ability to connect and form a positive relationship. School counselors also must demonstrate to students that although they don't have all the answers, they are willing to search and problem-solve with the student to find workable solutions. Undoubtedly, school counselors enter the field in order to change and affect the lives of students. That requires the ability to connect or build rapport with students, which takes patience, understanding and compassion. Working on the skills listed above, school counselors will create the type of bonds that ultimately impact and significantly alter lives.