Closing our ‘mini-series’ on building rapport in the classroom, this week’s resource is Student views of instructor-student rapport in the college classroom by Nathan Webb and Laura Obrycki Barrett. The article builds on the research that shows rapport to be linked with positive learning outcomes by examining specific teacher behaviours defined by students as rapport building – such as attentive, grounding and information sharing – and in so doing provides practical advice for teachers wishing to enhance the classroom learning environment.

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