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Classroom ManagementCreating a Positive Learning Environment$
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Ming-tak Hue and Wai-shing Li

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098886

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098886.001.0001

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Enhancing Communication and Strengthening Teacher-Student Relationships

Enhancing Communication and Strengthening Teacher-Student Relationships

(p.109) 6 Enhancing Communication and Strengthening Teacher-Student Relationships
Classroom Management

Li Wai-shing

Hong Kong University Press

Communication is crucial for good teacher-pupil relationships. This chapter examines the ways of inviting communication which is productive for teacher-pupil relationships, and of inhibiting communication, which is not. It goes on to discuss the barriers to communication, such as the use of labelling, preaching and interrogating. The use of "I-messages" is suggested and the associated steps for constructing them are introduced. Also, the chapter discusses the necessary techniques for active listening. By combining good communication and listening skills, teachers can establish rapport and positive teacher-pupil relationships in schools. Various strategies for maintaining relationships are analysed so that teachers can learn how to apply them in their own classrooms.

Keywords:   I-messages, Teacher-student relationships, Inviting communication, Inhibiting communication, Listening, Communication

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