the value and importance of human connection, relationships
James Comer 说过，没有强有力的联系
James Comer says that no significant learning
can occur without a significant relationship
all learning is understanding relationships
everyone in this room has been affected by a teacher or an adult.
somepeople think that you can either have it in you tu build a relationships or you don't
you ought to just throw in a few simple things
like seeking first to understand as opposed tu being understood
how do i raise the self-esteem of a child and his academic achievement at the same time?
you were chosent to be in my class,because I am the best teacher, and you are the best students,
they put us all together ，so we could show everybody else how to do it.
how to do it ,so when we walk down the hall, people will notice us, so you can't make noise.
you just have tu strut.
and I gave them a saying to say: I am somebody.I was somebody when I came.
I'll be a better somebody when I leave. I am powerful, and I am strong.
I deserve the education that I get here. I have things to do, people to impress, and places to go.
you say it long enough, it starts to be a part of you.
I gave a quiz, 20 questions. a student missed 18,
I put a "+2" on his paper and a big smiley face,
he said, is this an F? I said, yes.
then why'd you put a smiley face?
because you're on a roll, you got two right, you didn't miss them all
and when we review this, won't you do better?
yes ma'am, I can do better.
"-18" sucks all the life out of you,"+2" said, I ain't all bad.
teaching and learning should bring joy. how powerful would our world be，
if we had kids who were not afraid to take risks, who were not afraid to think, and who had a champion.
every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them.
who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possiiblybe.