This article explores the concept of "Compassionate Curiosity" - getting to know students in order to build relationships and trust. Knowing more about students' strengths, weaknesses, interests, and abilities helps teachers better understand them and help them learn.Source:
Kyle Redford, Education Week, July 3, 2018Description:
"Compassionate curiosity is an observational and investigatory skill. Like anything else, it is grown through practice and experience.... "Compassionate curiosity" is medicinal. It helps build critical trust and connection with our students because it communicates to them that they matter. It is also illuminating. It can interrupt our potential biases and assumptions about our students’ thinking and abilities. Effective investigation involves more than simply questioning, though. It also involves observation."Read the full article here!