ABSTRACT

Developing and establishing relationships between educators and students is an essential first step in creating a remote classroom. The power of relationships builds trust, creates a feeling of belonging, and can increase achievement and learning. In educational settings, research suggests that positive and established student-teacher relationships can foster student engagement, influence motivation, increase participation, and improve student achievement. Chapter 3 emphasizes the importance of relationship building and provides strategies to build and strengthen relationships remotely. Educators across the country share strategies that have worked to build community and promote relationships in their remote classrooms. Many of these strategies can be used and shared in all classrooms with students of all ability levels.