EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING, TEACHERS-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP: A RECIPE IN PROMOTING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SOCIAL STUDIES STUDENTS IN JIGAWA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION GUMEL
Effective teachers are the core change agents in a school system as they translate and implement government educational policies and programmes. Moreover, developing positive relationship between a teacher and students is a fundamental aspect of effective teaching and learning. This paper examines the concept of effective teaching and learning, principles as well as functions of an effective teacher. It focuses particularly on the significance and problems of teacher–student relationship in Nigerian schools. This paper further stated some useful suggestions such as provision of conducive learning environment, adequate learning resources and including teachers to be part of decision making in the educational system of the country have been made in order to make teaching and learning to be effective as well as developing positive teacher-students relationship which greatly help in promoting students’ academic performance.