New Zealand's students perform better if they like their teachers

12/10/2012 | Stuff (New Zealand)

A recent report from New Zealand's Education Review Office finds that the relationship between students and secondary-school teachers is of "critical importance" to academic achievement. "Students' views of a subject area, specifically the way this was taught, were strongly linked to their feelings about the teacher," the report said. "Students valued teachers who could connect with their world view. They particularly appreciated it when teachers made learning interesting, understood and enjoyed them as teenagers, and had a sense of humour."

View Full Article in:

Stuff (New Zealand)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Senior Researcher (8194)
American Institute for Researcher
Washington, DC
Technical Assistance Associate (8330)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL
Technical Assistance Consultant (8336)
Am
Chicago, IL
Director of Professional Services
Engaging Schools, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Principal at Timberland Charter Academy
Timberland Charter Academy
Muskegon, MI