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Student-Teacher Relationships Are Biggest Factors To Affect Student Motivation & Development

Parents believe children are more actively involved in evaluating problems in the presence of a teacher.

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Parents across metro cities in India emphasized the importance parents today still give to one-on-one interactions between students and teachers as an essential component of their children’s education, according to findings from a Cuemath study. The study was conducted over the last six months and collates the opinions of over 500 parents.

A major reason for the sustenance of this mode of thought, parents declared, was the knowledge that children naturally learn from one another while solving problems and working collaboratively within a shared space. 

Additionally, face-time with a teacher provide greater validation and encouragement than a pre-recorded video, they opined. Over 90 per cent of the parents surveyed have stated that their children are more actively involved in evaluating problems and are more confident in analyzing new concepts with the presence of a teacher.

Manan Khurma, CEO, Cuemath said, “We at Cuemath believe technology cannot be the only driving factor to enhance our quality of education; it only acts as an enabler, with teachers being facilitators and students becoming the true drivers for their learning process. Hence, we need to engage them in a holistic and self-paced learning program”.

He further added, “I have been teaching for over 15 years now and having personally taught over 10,000 children, I believe that the need to create an impactful curriculum and introduce new ways of teaching through modern digital tools has never been greater.” 

The survey also reveals that student-teacher relationships are considered amongst the biggest factors that affect student motivation and development. Every teacher should be encouraged to effectively engage students in a classroom and positively impact student learning and behaviour. 



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