From the first day back, I could tell that her teacher had a way of connecting with kids, was funny, firm, consistent, had a sense of equality, genuinely cared, was relatable and understanding.
It was amazing for me to hear her speak like this about a teacher. I loved that she recognised these qualities and could share appreciatively. I loved that her teacher makes it about relationships with children first and seemed to be playful, humorous and engaging.
Her comments after sharing her stories were:
‘He really gets kids’
‘He shares about himself and is funny’
‘He never yells and he treats us properly’
‘Even ………… who is the naughtiest and always went to the office last year, didn’t get told off once – he was just good all day’
‘I feel like it’s going to be a good year
Her teacher and the beautiful way he is with children have a huge impact on my daughter’s attitude about school and learning. She feels that she is heard, related to, understood and that she can just be herself.