How can teachers help motivate their students?

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Teacher trainer and author Lindsay Clandfield talks about the importance of rapport, teacher attitude, and teacher presence in building a good relationship with a class and motivating learners.

Which factor do you think is the most important? What advice would you give to a new teacher who wants to motivate their learners?

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