Our teachers work with the same students over multiple years, developing a deep understanding of each child’s strengths, challenges, and unique learning styles.
At the Vancouver Waldorf School, we believe that strong teacher-student relationships are essential for creating a supportive and nurturing learning environment. Our teachers work with the same students over multiple years, developing a deep understanding of each child’s strengths, challenges, and unique learning styles. This approach, called looping, allows our teachers to tailor their instruction to meet the individual needs of each student, creating a personalized learning experience that fosters growth and development.
A recent article in Education Week highlights the importance of teacher-student relationships in the classroom. The report cites a study that found that positive teacher-student relationships are associated with improved academic performance, fewer behavioural problems, and better mental health outcomes for students.
Our teachers take the time to get to know each student, building trust and fostering a sense of belonging in the classroom. This approach creates a safe and supportive environment where students feel comfortable taking risks and exploring new ideas. Our teachers also act as mentors and role models for our students, helping them to develop the social and emotional skills they need to succeed in all aspects of their lives. By building strong relationships with their students, our teachers are able to provide the guidance and support necessary to help each student reach their full potential.
At the Vancouver Waldorf School, we believe that education is more than just imparting knowledge. It’s about fostering relationships, building community, and nurturing the whole child. Our commitment to strong teacher-student relationships is just one way we work to create a learning environment that supports the growth and development of every student.
If you are interested in learning more about the Vancouver Waldorf School and our commitment to providing rich and meaningful programs, we encourage you to join an information session or submit an admissions inquiry. We have a rolling admissions policy and accept students throughout the year when space is available.