Thinking back on people that have made a positive difference in your life, who are those people? What is it about them that made an impact on you? In most cases, your answers will point to the type of relationship that they fostered with you. These people made you feel important, heard, or maybe even just seen at a time that you felt invisible. As we start this new school year, we remember the impact of relationships in education and in personal growth.
Instructions: Watch the video with your students and have them answer the questions below (discussion, in writing, or both).
Write a thank you note or draw a picture or do something kind for your favorite teacher/staff or a teacher/staff that you would like to connect to.
Reflect on your own favorite or most impactful teacher? Did they inspire your career choice? How have you used this inspiration in your teaching? Or personally? If that teacher was sitting in your classroom today. What would they say or notice about you or your teaching style? Use this reflection to inspire or direct the course of your day. What might you change or do more of to continue to build relationships with your students?