I visit schools. A lot!
When I visit I see things like this:
"No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship," said James Comer. Teachers understand that learning increases as they invest time with their students.
But it is not just time. Teachers need to communicate clearly to their students that the students matter. When students know and sense that they are important to their teachers the students invest more in their academic life.
It's hard work. It's messy work. It's fun work.
It's the work that the teachers in my district do every day!