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THE HEART AND ART OF TEACHING AND LEARNING Superior North Catholic DSB

Building relational trust with our students - ideas from NTIP TEachers & Mentors (NOV 1, 2016)
  • Being present (physically and mentally)
  • Listening
  • Investing in interests - providing opportunities for student voice + agency
  • Using google forms as a tool for (anonymous) student input for circle topics
  • Being human - viewing mistakes as opprtunities to learn and grow
  • Being honest
  • Following up words with actions
  • Getting to know about students lives "beyond school" builds caring and empathy
  • Making connections from our own lived experiences
  • Modelling
  • Placing trust in students
  • Using circle to start morning as classroom community
A School with a View - Nov 1, 2016 @ St. Hilary
Appreciative Inquiry - Themes of Success from NTIP Teachers & Mentors

May 4, 2017

  • Providing different opportunities
  • Relationships, Relationships, Relationships
  • Being a positive role model
  • Simple greetings - "good morning"

OCT 26, 2017

  • Building relationships (relationships, relationships, relationships!)
  • Recognizing that seeing impact may take years (or longer)
  • Making connections with parents
  • Seeing learning moments
  • Overcoming challenges and seeing growth “against all odds”
  • Knowing that you are making a difference in a student’s life
Connecting our Hearts - May 4, 2017 @ the NorWester
Practical resources For New Teachers & Mentors
Heart and Art / Mentoring for All / TeachOntario
Wishing you all the best on your learning journey - Jim!

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