Are You Making This Mistake When Teaching?

Somedays you just need a boost. Today, Rita Pierson is the person to give you that boost you’ve been looking for if you’re feeling disconnected from your profession as a counselor or teacher.

No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship.

James Comer

Sometimes it isn’t about the lesson you are teaching. Children build their protective factors against depression and mental illness when they develop a positive personal relationship with an adult. Healthy relationships with adults are particularly crucial for students who have experienced trauma.

Ms. Pierson knows that “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.” Building relationships with students is the most fundamental aspect of learning. Looking back, I don’t recall a single assignment that a teacher delivered, but I remember the ones who made me feel special, loved, and capable.