our talk.

This week I have been working with some stellar teachers.  My role in their rooms has been that of a team teacher and so it’s been easy for me to absorb things from them.  One of the things I’ve been struck by is the way they talk with their students.  They are so kind, so respectful, so honoring.

I’m reminded how important it is to offer dignity to students via the way we respond to them.  We must use our words to instill confidence and hope and worth in our students.  We must be gentle even when we’re frazzled and positive even when we’re stressed. 

I’m thankful for those teachers who inspire me by their actions.  Those who are role models for the way I want to treat students.