Capstone Project Title
Relationships are a crucial part of the classroom experience for all parties involved. They occur between the student and the teacher, as well as amongst peers. This capstone project looks to answer the question: How do relationships, both in the classroom community and with teachers, affect student achievement, primarily in the elementary school environment? Research shows student-teacher relationship is the most powerful in a classroom, setting the tone for both academics and behavior. Relationships built on trust and caring lead to improved academics and behavior in the classroom, while conflict can lead to a negative school experience for all parties involved. The research served as a base for this capstone project, a website consisting of four main subjects that provides suggestions and strategies to teachers in helping build and maintain relationships. This website was designed in a manner prioritizing accessibility and succinctness. Teachers will use this website to reflect upon their own practice and supplement it, giving them pathways to build relationships between and with their students.
Community Building, Teachers/ Teaching
Hoffmann, Zachary, "Creating and Cultivating a Multitude of Relationships in an Elementary Classroom" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 736.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects