The title of this post might seem a bit trite or obvious, but some recent #EduWin tweets caused me to reflect on how critical relationships are in education and how important it is to spend time developing them. Positive relationships are made, they don’t just happen.
There are different types of relationships in these #EduWin posts, but they all demonstrate respect and trust between students and teachers.
As a child, I would never have thought to contact my teacher like this student did; especially not after I had moved on from the class. Teachers were to be revered. They were adults and we were just kids. Clearly @MusicTechie developed such a warm relationship with this student that he thought to contact her to help his friend.
This #EduWin really speaks to the notion that as educators we may never really know the impact we have on students. And to the idea that students can grow and change, even beyond our classroom influence.
The trust mentioned in this tweet goes both ways. The ability for these teachers to become students and be taught by their students is not something that all teachers would be comfortable experiencing. This culture of learning is definitely something to be admired.
Finally, in this tweet, the relationship extends to parents — a beautiful comment from a father to a son. There is faith that comments will be encouraging and that parents value the fine arts experience for their children.
And speaking of relationships, a BIG Thank You to friend of EdReach and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, Rushton Hurley (@rushtonh), for mentioning #EduWin in his recent conference appearances.