Establishing Rapport with Your Students

In March of 2010, I posted an article on Adjunct Assistance entitled Establishing Rapport with Your Students.  Recently, a reader commented that she thinks number 9 is the most important.

The 10 tips are listed below.  Refer to the Adjunct Assistance article for more information.

Cast your vote in the poll at the right.  What do you think is the most important thing for a college instructor to do in order to establish rapport with students?

  1. Ask Them About Themselves
  2. Address Them By Name
  3. Relate to Them as Individuals
  4. Respond Promptly to Their Voice Mail and Email
  5. Return Homework and Tests Promptly
  6. Answer Their Questions
  7. Arrive Early and Leave Late
  8. Give Them a Voice
  9. Admit It When You Are Wrong
  10. Care

What do you think?  Which of these tips is the most important for establishing rapport with your students?  Perhaps it is something else altogether.


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April 18, 2011

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