It is with great pleasure that we announce the next topic for KELTchat:
Building rapport with students
This is a topic that has had a long and storied career in the voting process, and was in a virtual tie with BURNOUT last round.
Some questions to consider (and perhaps discuss in the chat include:
- What is rapport?
- Is it important? If so, why is it important?
- Any observations related to rapport in the Korean context?
- What do you usually do to build rapport with students?
- What rapport building strategies would you like to try?
- Any rapport-related success stories to share? Any failures?
- What are some challenges to developing rapport you face or have faced?
- Any rapport-related resources to share?
- What rapport-related advice would you give to new teachers or younger versions of yourself?
Some possible pre-reading:
ThornbushThornbury with R is for Rapport.
- Mario Rinvolucri’s Six ways of improving relationships on the excellent (but inactive) 6 Things blog and as recommended on Twitter by the excellent Carol Goodey
- A very short piece from our friends at Teaching English: in which they define rapport.
- An #ELTchat summary on “Building rapport and confidence with students in ELT classes.
- Chris Ożóg with some insights on rapport (and teachers and yoga)