PMP:013 And Then I Met a Teacher (The Power of a Caring Adult)

In this episode, I share reminders why educators are such a powerful influence in the lives of children.
I start with stories from two men who lives were significantly shaped by a teacher and a principal. Go here for the companion blog post to this episode.

Here are show-notes for this episode

1. Jim and Dennis were changed by the power of educators who went out of their ways to change the trajectories they were following.
2. The power of mentoring and the importance of a caring adult and ways my school has used mentor teams to target and coach at-risk students.
3. An at-risk young lady and her success even after dropping out.
4. How telling students, “I’m glad to see you” has unintended benefits.


Sharing stories of student success with one another is an important way to remember why your work matters! So listen in for a good reminder and share this with teachers or school leaders who may need some kudos!

Now It’s Your Turn

What are some other ways you’ve seen educators changing the lives of students for the better? Share this episode with them as a way to say thanks!

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William D. Parker
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