Topic 3: Ways to connect with your students

Many teachers and trainers in training centers sometimes feel powerless when it comes to reaching their students.

Teachers and trainers are much more than people who simply deliver a programme and give notes.

What is surprising is that there are students who like going to school, and they are not necessarily the top of the class. Many of them even come from a disadvantaged social background.

For these pupils, school is the best part of their day because it offers an escape from their life at home, from a difficult or even miserable family situation. But they don’t talk about it! They are silent because it is a part of themselves that they want to hide.

So it is important to understand that there is so much more to students than the life they lead in the classroom, and it is important to take an interest in a student outside the school day.