Building Trust with Students

So, it's the beginning of the school year.  How do we build trust with our students?  With peers, you talk chit-chat to get to know them.  When instructional coaches are working with teachers you take the 20-2 approach (2-minute conversations about non-work related items, 20 days in a row).  But what about students? This year, … Continue reading Building Trust with Students


Respectful Student and Teacher Relationships

The power that comes from building strong respectful relationships between students and teachers cannot be overstated.  I am spending the first week of my school year, getting to know my students and let them get to know me.  There is power there.  Many people think that students will do what is asked of them without … Continue reading Respectful Student and Teacher Relationships