This article talks about the importance of asking the right questions in order to know your students on a deeper level and create a positive climate for learning. Dr. Elias looks to Robert Brooks, a cholid psychologist and school climate expert, who suggests that teachers build empathy by thinking about what words they would want their students to use when describing them.Source:
Maurice Elias, Edutopia, July 30, 2018Description:
"Resilience and motivation come from having a sense of purpose, believing you have value to others, and engaging in acts of service that confirm that value. When these point in a positive direction, children gain momentum and positive accomplishment; when they don’t, we see downward spirals and increasing distance from college, career, community, and life success. There are some things we should know about all of our students because knowing them will greatly influence our teaching (and parenting). They reflect the conditions necessary for students to learn, be happy, feel relevant, and be resilient."Read the full article here!