Who is the Teacher?

Obviously, at school and in tertiary institutions one of the most important relationships students have is with their teacher.

in the Apps for students I spend time explaining how they need to understand this relationship and then work out how to manage it.

As you know, when working in an organisation you often need to analyze relationships. Professional sales and marketing staff do this analysis on the customers and the market they are trying to sell into. Human resource managers spend a lot of time analyzing and coaching staff in their relationships. The management of organisations put a lot of effort into analyzing what makes up particular relationships.

Students can review their relationship with their teacher. They need to also consider their teacher’s performance. They can also review the relationship with their classmates, especially when doing group-work. This allows students to then manage these people to get the best outcome for themselves.

A student may be lucky and have a great teacher or they may be unlucky and have a poor teacher. Unfortunately they still need to work with them. As you know, we all have to work with poor performing people throughout our work-life. They may be a boss or upper management, your staff or a customer. We still need to manage these relationships.

In the next 2 sections we discuss ways for students to think about their relationship with their teacher.