Building Trust as Co-Teachers
One year, I had a group of first grade students with disabilities who needed support in the general education setting....Read full narrative
Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did.
Trust begets trust more often than not.
Unlike many other puzzles we confront, questions of trust don’t just involve attempting to grasp and analyze a perplexing concept. They all share another characteristic: risk.
I am an early childhood educator. While there are certainly times when I am able to support my students’ inquiries by giving them the to...Read full narrative
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
When you trust people to help you, they often do.
Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch or you might simply get covered in sap and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors where it is harder to get a splinter.
We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust.