Day 6 (of 184) relationships

Day 6 (of 184)

Relationships. Truly key in any successful learning environment. As quickly as we would like these relationships to take root, we have to remember that also required is: time.

We do need to remember that education is more of a marathon than a sprint. There are no shortcuts to building relationship and gaining the trust needed to create an effective learning community.

But each minute is precious – whether its between children, children and adults, and/or adults on their own – in building a relationship. Positive interactions are important but all too often…

It’s the interpretation that sometimes counts over the intention.

A student telling another that they need alone time (or are they excluding them)

Teachers collaborating (or avoiding each other)

Parents planning a play date (or talking about the principal)

An adult helping a student understand a situation (or getting them in trouble)

Everyday there are opportunities to work on relationships. I remind myself (and others) not to rush. Take the time to understand so as to be better understood…..and ensure the relationships are positive… the betterment of the entire learning community.

About technolandy

Educator in BCs Sunny Shuswap Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback
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