Summary: In this conversation, Rick and Nick discuss an activity implemented by a middle school principal to help faculty learn students’ names and identify students who may need additional support. The activity involves placing stickers on students’ pictures based on the level of connection the teacher has with the student. The chapters cover the introduction and background, the details of the activity, reflection and insights, timing of the activity, interventions for disconnected students, the importance of connection and relationships, the impact on teachers, and the conclusion and closing remarks. Takeaways:
- Using students’ names is important for building connections and relationships.
- The activity of placing stickers on students’ pictures helps teachers identify students who may need additional support.
- The activity should be done at a later point in the school year to allow teachers to get to know the students.
- Interventions and initiatives are implemented to facilitate connections with disconnected students.
Chapters 00:00Introduction and Background 00:43The Activity: Learning Students’ Names 03:13Reflection and Insights 04:21Timing of the Activity 05:14Interventions for Disconnected Students 06:26Importance of Connection and Relationships 07:14Impact on Teachers 08:04Conclusion and Closing Remarks