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Secondary Advisor/Reader One
This capstone explores how positive and negative relationships can make a difference in an alternative learning setting and how they impact student’s academic performance and classroom behavior. The paper researches three theories that can impact a student’s relationship with their teacher, those theories are: Attribution Theory, Noddings Theory, and Attachment Theory. A research study that consisted of a student survey and an examination of student’s grades to see if there is a connection between the students' feelings and them passing or failing classes. Ultimately, this study helped identify a connection between the two. Finally, the final chapter of this paper discusses what I learned during this entire process and how I can implement what I learned into my classroom. I learned that it is very important for teachers to make an effort to create a relationship with all of their students because it promotes a positive learning environment that allows students to learn.
At-risk Students, Grades/ Student Performance, Motivation
Soukup, Stefanie, "Student-Teacher Relationships in an Alternative Setting" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4501.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations