Joel talks about the role of the lecturer in building classroom relationships (0:58)

From a lecturer’s point of view he could have, and should have, seen these sorts of things going on.  He could have, and should have, interacted with us a bit more.  And not just the Indigenous students, but the students in general.  You know, and you – you’re there to learn.  And to learn is very hard if you’re not comfortable, if you’re – if you’re not focussed, you’re not comfortable, you’re not paying attention, you’re not – you’re not happy.  It’s hard.  And so a lecturer needs to – and a teacher needs to understand that their student body needs to be most – for the most of it, happy in class sort of thing, comfortable in class, not feel separate from the guy at the next desk.