My critical question stems from how to communicate with students and/or peers. I believe in being positive as much as possible. Even when re-directing and facing challenging behaviors. The behaviors come from somewhere. It is our job as educators and passionate humans to build relationships with these students, to bridge the gap of not only their learning, but for them to feel safe and secure. Once we gain their trust, they keep relying on us to help them feel that way. I wrote in my blog earlier that sometimes these children only receive negative feedback because that is the only attention they receive period. We need to make sure they are feeling heard, listened to and validated. I want to know how they feel most validated with feedback and/or praise from their teacher.