I learned a long time ago that students don't want to learn from someone they don't like or from someone who has no interest in their lives or their stories. As educators, we must be purposeful in establishing these relationships and having day-to-day interactions with students. Homeroom provides the perfect opportunity to lay the foundations of this important work.
I #LoveTeaching because I love the kids: their incredible hearts, and the gift it is to be that adult who has the chance to know them.
Regardless of how you choose to view time, return to the classroom this semester with this in mind: it takes a mere moment to change a child's life. A few seconds, really. The right words. The right silence. The right attention. Seconds.
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