My favorite quote from this article read, “If I could go back and change my classes now, I would immediately dig deep into my personal experience as a parent where I found wells of patience and love I never knew I have, and call upon them more often when dealing with students who have questions. Questions are an invitation to know a student better and create a bond with that student. We can open the door wider or shut if forever, and we may not even realize we have shut it.” I think this is the truest of statements. My favorite part of being a teacher is being able to connect on a personal level with my students. I get so much of this through one-on-one interactions when students ask questions. When students are unafraid to say they are confused of admit they need help, that is when the most progress can be made and we, as teachers, cannot afford to discourage this. I want my students to know that this is a safe place to say what they need and it is my job to help them get there.
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