Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Education (M.Ed.)

Degree Program

College of Education

First Advisor

Ellen L. Schiller

Second Advisor

Nick Woodward

Academic Year



Relationships with students continue to be a focal point for increasing student success. Fostering positive relationships is a basic principle for helping students feel supported, which provides better engagement for academic achievement. As teacher-to-student relationships continue to provide positive achievement for students there are additional relationships that need to be considered. Research has shown daily check-ins and morning family circles create opportunities for students to feel positively supported and influence students’ education. This project explores the benefits of relationships between teacher-to-student, student-to-student, and family-to-student relationships in order to actively advance students toward academic success.

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