According to two recent studies, a positive relationship with their teacher promotes higher student achievement. These studies looked at the positive effects of teacher familiarity (including looping vs platooning) and found that relationships were a significant factor in student learning.Source:
James Paterson, Education DIVE, May 22, 2018Description:
"For about 20 years, researchers have been reporting that there are benefits to teacher familiarity, perhaps starting with a 1997 report showing that it improved students' performance and their attitudes toward school. Another study of middle school students showed that those who had participated in a “caring community of learners” at the elementary level — which focused on tighter relations among students and their teachers — performed better academically, were more committed to school, more social and better behaved."Read the full article here!