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TechBriefings is known for our person, exciting and engaging classes. We believe that teaching is an individual and personal relationship with a student. Teachers that spend more time interacting and working directly with students are perceived as supportive and effective teachers. Our instructors are enthusiastic classroom facilitator; able to bring the passion they have for learning the subjects to the students. In addition to be top-notch facilitators our instructors are real-world practitioners of the topics they teach.

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Research on Teaching

Research shows that student motivation and attitudes towards school are closely linked to student-teacher relationships. Enthusiastic teachers are particularly good at creating beneficial relations with their students. Their ability to create effective learning environments that foster student achievement depends on the kind of relationship they build with their students.[1][2]. Useful teacher-to-student interactions are crucial in linking academic success with personal achievement.[3] Here, personal success is a student's internal goal of improving himself, whereas academic success includes the goals he receives from his superior. A teacher must guide his student in aligning his personal goals with his academic goals. Students who receive this positive influence show stronger self-confidence and greater personal and academic success than those without these teacher interactions.


[1] Baker, J. A., Terry, T., Bridger, R., & Winsor, A. (1997). Schools as caring communities: A relational approach to school reform. School Psychology Review, 26, 576-588.

[2] Hartmut, J. (1978). Supportive dimensions of teacher behavior in relationship to pupil emotional cognitive processes. Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht, 25, 69-74.

[3] Osborne, E.;. Salzberger, I.; Wittenberg, G. W.. 1999. The Emotional Experience of Learning and Teaching. Karnac Books, London.