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Building Rapport

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Traci Bosold

on 13 December 2012

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"The most effective way to build right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression." -Allen J. Boone Go Ahead - Pick A Student...Any Student! What is Rapport? Rapport! An emotional bond or friendly relationship between people based on mutual liking, trust, and a sense that they understand and share each other's concerns Easier to reach understandings
Resolve differences
Make decisions
Achieve cooperation Why is building rapport with my students important? Should I really care if they like me or not? Higher Motivation
Increased Comfort
Increased Quality (time and work)
Satisfaction (on both ends)
Enhanced communication
Trust Even more benefits.... Decide that you want to be in rapport with the other person. This tells your body how to behave in ways that you could never do deliberately.

Forget yourself! Focus your attention on them!

Make eye contact.

Use the student's name.

Listen, listen, listen - - totally immerse yourself in the conversation. It's your job!

Body language - these functions are largely unconscious. Watch space zone requirements. Eyebrows lifting.. eye gazes - And SMILE!

I'm going to say it again. Focus on the other person! Especially on how they will feel when you are done talking with them! Did you respect them? Make them laugh or feel special?

Because . .

When it's all said and done, a student may not remember specifically what you talked about, the place you met, what it was that you were discussing, but they WILL REMEMBER HOW THEY FELT WHEN THEY WERE WITH YOU! How can I start building a rapport with my students? Student Teacher
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