Updated on October 4, 2013 princesswithapen moreContact Author How to impress your teacher? Don’t confuse impressing your teacher with being a teacher’s pet, being a geek or a nerd. Being in your teacher’s good books is an image you develop as a student. It will help you build a good rapport with your teacher and instill a few highly regarded life skills into your personality. Learn how your everyday habits and behavior in class and school can have a positive impact on your teacher’s perception of the kind of student you are. Some students often shy away from asking their teacher questions during or after class, assuming that they will look stupid if they do. If you want to impress your teacher, don’t make this mistake yourself. Feel free to put your hand up in the middle of class if you don’t understand something that your teacher is teaching. If you don’t feel like interrupting, wait for the class to get over and put your doubt forward by quietly walking up to your teacher’s desk when everyone is leaving. Don’t worry about sounding dumb.
Teachers like it when students ask questions, no matter how silly they are. It is a sign that the student is consciously putting in effort to understand the subject. Don’t slouch over your desk in class. Sit straight and make eye contact with your teacher every now and then. Making eye contact is the easiest way to grab your teacher’s attention because it is a sign of attentiveness. Break ice with your teacher by beginning to greet him or her. Start greeting your teacher by simply saying good morning or good afternoon. Whether it is when your teacher enters the class or when you bump into your teacher in the school halls, your greetings will go a long way in warming up your rapport with your teacher. Grab a seat at the front of your class if you want to impress your teacher. Being at the front will help you to take part in class discussion, respond immediately to your teacher’s questions and be more attentive than you would have been at the back of the class. Back benchers are typically seen as students who don’t pay, or don’t want to pay attention in class.
Whether that is true in your case or not, avoid being stereotyped in the first place by grabbing a seat in one of the first few rows in class. Being on time is not something that will help you to impress your teachers. But being late will instantly make your teacher notice you in bad light. Turning up late for class even a couple of times will create a bad impression. When everyone is in a hurry to get out of class when the bell rings, quietly wait at your seat as you put your books back into your bag. When the others disappear out into the school halls, go up to your teacher’s desk and have a conversation. This quick two minute conversation can be something about your homework, upcoming project, extra-curricular activities or even something as random about how you are trying to cope up with taking up an extra credit. These quick chats will help you impress your teacher and also build a personal rapport with him or her.
Teachers are never fond of students who break school rules because they create unnecessary problems. To be in your teacher’s good books, make sure that you follow the rules of your school. Don’t give your teacher an opportunity to catch you doing something that you are not supposed to do. Following rules is not something that will impress your teacher overnight but as the months go by, your teacher will gradually notice you as a mature student who knows where to draw the boundaries. Teachers get highly impressed when students actively and voluntarily take part in class discussions. Whether it is raising your hand when teachers ask a question or responding to intelligent comments made by other classmates, being an active part of the class will instantly get you noticed by your teacher. You will instantly impress your teacher if you personally wish him or her a happy birthday. Just remember that there is nothing geeky about writing a cute birthday message for your teacher on a card.