Justin Birckbichler writes about the different styles of teaching -- and how he prefers to be, and stay, involved in the lives of his students.
We have to connect with our students. Education is changing, for better and for worse. One thing that needs to stay constant is the compassion teachers can provide. Some students don’t have strong support systems at home. We may be the only positive interaction they may have. Imagine the difference you can have if you connect with the students if you connect beyond the curriculum. What’s your story? How have you connected with students? How do you plan to in this upcoming year?