Journal of Appreciative Education

Disarming: Strategies to Build Rapport with All Students

Lindsey Elaine Thomas


Appreciative Advising teaches advisors that in order to discover, dream, design, deliver, and not settle with students they must first disarm them. A safe and predictable environment must be established in order to effectively disarm all students and provide them with opportunities to build a positive relationship with their advisor. This article discusses how to provide this environment before, during, and after advising sessions.


Higher Education; Appreciative Advising, Timid Students

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ISSN: 2165-5421