Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

First Advisor

Denisha Jones

Second Advisor

Patricia Virella

Third Advisor

Jerusha Beckerman


Everyone has that one teacher that they remember forever. That impacted them in a way no other teacher ever has. That encouraged, motivated, cared and influenced them in the classroom to be the best learner they can be and achieve anything they set their mind to.

Love is shown in different ways in the classroom. The way an elementary school teacher shows love is very different from the way a high school or college professor shows love to their students. Every teacher has their own unique way of showing love to their students. Instead of trying to tell teachers how to show love in their classrooms, this research notes the importance and impact that love and compassion in the classroom have on student learning and motivation.

A little love can go a long way and can stick with a child forever.