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  1. Adriana Garza

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about students and teachers that are struggling. At our school we have this same belief. I hope your blog post inspires others to do the same!

  2. Bridget Gengler

    I love this post! What a brave young man to stand up in front of all those educators and share that message! His voice was heard! It is so important as educators to separate the behavior from the child and try to find the root of the problem. Students and teachers, alike, need people to believe in them. There is good in everyone and we all have the power to make a difference in this world and when we have the belief and support from others it only makes it better . Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Kristin Beeler

    Thanks George! This post could of come at a more perfect time as I am trying to figure out to build those relationships with students as a new assistant principal. I can’t wait for the restart on Monday morning.

  4. Marisa L Wulfsberg

    Your timing could not have been more perfect. As we enter October and begin to observe some genuine struggles with some of our staff members, your reminder to restart to build the level of trust. Once the level of trust is established with the staff member, our student will be the ones to benefit truly in the end.
    Thank you for this.

  5. Sharon

    I love this post. Teachers and administrators alike have much on their plate. It is easy to overlook or write off problems. Labeling people is one form of writing them off.. not taking responsibility for supporting them in growth in a way they can access it. We need to incorporate treating them with respect and go in small but clear ways to help them. With students, we can never give up. With both students and staff, we must help them in ways they can manage to show growth. Slow but sure creates managable change. It is our job to keep our efforts going. Showing effort and growth is the key. Morale in the larger group increases as people feel safe and supported.

  6. Elise Wright

    One of my greatest joys about being a teacher is that every year I get to start over again with both new knowledge and great hope. I have been lucky enough to do this every year for the past 45 years. Why not offer our students the same opportunity on a daily basis? Thank you for the reminder.

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