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Students want to feel cared for and that their instructors have their best educational interests in mind. Having an instructor who demonstrates compassion and shows empathy toward students creates a positive classroom climate and the course is more meaningful to the students at UNLV.
UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo 2019
Classroom compassion; Encouraging students
Social Psychology and Interaction | Teacher Education and Professional Development
Arroyo, Michelle, "Connecting with Students as a Motivator for Learning" (2019). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 51.