It’s likely that I don’t know you, but if you’re reading this, it’s also likely that you are a teacher, hence I can confidently say – you matter.
The You Matter campaign was started by Angela Maiers and it worth joining. Here is how it relates to you as a teacher.
Most teachers choose their noble profession because they want to make a difference in the lives of the kids they teach, and research shows that you do – it’s true – you matter.
In fact, teachers make more of a difference to how well kids do in school than most other factors. What’s more, your impact goes well beyond their academic results.
Yet, it’s also true that some teachers make far more of a difference than others. If you want to make the largest difference you possibly can, you learn from these great teachers – best practice in teaching is what Pinnacle is all about.
Research shows that one thing these great teachers do is to communicate the two words you matter to their students.
Letting kids know that really do matter in your life is a core part of building strong teacher-student relationships, and those relationships have a huge impact on students. To see how and why, check out What Everyone Needs to Know About High-Performance Teacher-Student Relationships.
The two key messages here are:
- You matter: Your actions as a teacher can help students to succeed despite all the hurdles that they, and you may face.
- Show your students that they matter to you.
You may find some of the articles on this website quite challenging and even confronting.
Some of the research shows that many beliefs teachers commonly hold are wrong, and that a lot of popular teaching approaches are not effective. This is not a criticism of teachers – it is just what the research shows.
However, research also shows that many things teachers currently do make a huge difference.
I invite you to make use of this site to make an even larger difference to the students you matter to today.