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Nothing happens without rapport, it is one of the most powerful skills a teacher can have in their toolbox. By the time the kids sit down in your class, they have already made a judgement about you based on: your clothes, how you stand, how you speak to them, your body language, whether or not you smile and the tone of your voice.

Let’s be honest, you don’t have all year to do this so this course is specifically designed with that in mind.

Want to have them eating out of the palm of your hand? Build rapport.

In this course, you will find 12 strategies that you can immediately implement to build rapport so that the best possible educational outcome is possible for your students while all involved actually enjoy the lessons.

Links within the course will take you to further reading, examples, activities and videos that will help you be a rapport master. I’ll see you in there!

Addressed Standards:

NESA: 3.5.2 and 4.1.2

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 3.5 and 4.1

Target Audience:

Relief Teachers

The Team

Nikki from the RTA       8105 kudos

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Rebecca from the RTA       3562 kudos

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Relief Teacher Association       1104 kudos

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Ben from the RTA       174 kudos

My name is Ben and I am the Education Director of ClassCover and the Relief Teacher Association. It's been great to meet you all.   A bit of background I have b...

Vikki Grant       31 kudos

Lead Facilitator, Inspirer of Questions, Excitement Generator   “Throughout history, great leaders have stood on the precipice of ostracism and ridicule, as the...

The Community

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About the Presenter

“Throughout history, great leaders have stood on the precipice of ostracism and ridicule, as they dared to challenge the status quo.  I take inspiration from these trailblazers as I push forward with heady aspirations of helping to lead the teaching profession into the 21st century.”  

2014 was a very busy year for Vikki and 2015 seems no exception, with – writing teaching materials for Education QLD, authoring an eBook, creating and maintaining an educational website and associated Facebook page, developing and delivering PD workshops, web conferencing speaking at national educational conference, moving states and then countries and life as a musician. Recognised for her contribution to the profession as Teacher of the Year for 2014, Vikki is well respected amongst her peers and it is clear that she is driven by a desire to make teaching exciting.

ikki hales from a long line of educators and her father is an inventor, so it seems only natural that genetics has gifted her with a problem solving brain.   She relishes the challenge of creating classroom activities that (through their design and implementation) maximise engagement and minimise behaviour management.

A big kid at heart, Vikki admits, “I love to have fun and strive to be the teacher that I wish I had when I was at school.”  

Passionate about making a difference, Vikki seeks to help teachers be inspired to create interesting and innovative teaching strategies so that change can be effected in a reach that is wider than her own classroom.

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