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CQ Corner 2020-21

October 2020
What’s In a Name?
How do educators change the ideas of students? Relationships are key, and it is important for students and teachers to build relationships between them. - Dominique Smith
Dominique Smith [high school administrator and author] in his Ted Talk, Relationships: A Tool That Was Never Taught, expresses that knowing a student’s name is a vital part of building respectful relationships. In its totality, knowing a student’s name means hearing and knowing. It means giving every child a second chance because each day is a new beginning. It means mutual respect and valuing the whole child. Knowing a student’s name means trust, hope, accountability, and sustainability.
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September 2020
Building Respectful Relationships

Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.
Rita Pierson

Always, every child deserves a champion and more so now during the pandemic, protest, and remote learning. Educators are called to be champions for children. Because of this, it is vital that the emphasis on building respectful relationships remains at the forefront.

Building respectful relationships will be an intentional focus of CQ Corner for the 2020-2021 school year. Rita Pierson’s Ted Talk, Every Child Deserves a Champion, is a timeless testament of the impact of respectful relationships in students’ lives.

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