What a Teacher Owes a Student

In order to learn, students need to feel seen, feel safe, and feel stretched.

Unseen, they won’t engage. The lecture will just wash over them.

Unsafe, they’ll hold back — testing the water each time rather than learning to swim.

Unstretched, they’ll lose interest. They will do what’s required and no more.

Providing and balancing those three feelings is the art of teaching.