What is the overall message of the book "Are You Really Connecting with Your Students" ?
This book is focused on helping teachers connect with their students. By connecting more deeply, teachers enable their students to do well on standardized tests, succeed at the college level, compete with other young people around the world, and find happiness.
How does a teacher's background impact their ability to relate to students ?
Many people who go into teaching were good students themselves. Thus, they may have not gotten to know others who were academically un-inclined. Teachers focused solely on nostalgia and their past experiences are now faced with dealing with all types of students.
What typically occurs when teachers make flippant remarks at students in the classroom setting ?
Students will often return sarcastic comments back to the teacher. This creates a confrontational atmosphere in the classroom and reinforces insecurities that the student may have deep down in their inner being.