2 thoughts on “EDU 6655: Knowing Our Students

  1. What a powerful post! I really enjoyed your personal stories and experiences with these memorable students. I love how you ended by saying “It is not enough to know how our kids read, how they write, and how many basic math facts they know. We need to know them; the good and the bad, to truly teach them.”

    Building rapport with each of my students is one of biggest goals each day when I greet my students. With all the curriculum that we are required to address, building strong personal relationships is definitely something that can easily be hard to fit into the daily schedule.

    Students notice when we take the time to really listen and get to know them, as a person and not just as a student in our classroom.

  2. Kristin, I totally agree. It is one of the things I love about teaching that we build relationships with these little humans and have the ability to help improve their lives.

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