Advocacy Through Relationships
Being an Advocate Through Relationships
Thanks to all the students who take the time to listen and apply.
Here are a few take-aways to think about:
(Hopefully they can help lay the foundation for relationships)
-It’s a two way street, but I am asking you to take the 1st step, make the 1st move.
-Strive to build mutual respect.
-Patience builds relationships, lack of destroys them.
-How would my behavior appear if I saw it through a teacher’s eyes?
-Act on your thoughts/insights. Ex: If you pick up that a teacher is having a bad day, let them know you understand.
-If needed, apologize: A quick simple “my bad” goes a long way
-Seek commonality, find ways to connect with your teachers
-Contribute: offer something before asking for something
-Follow up on gained insight through conversations.