Like the captain at the helm, relational teachers allow for a change of course based on classroom conditions.
They keep their eyes on the long horizon ahead, fixed on the marker buoy.
They know that the route to their goal is broad and circuitous and based on human and natural elements.
...and that is why they view teaching as a human endeavor,
impossible to assess by quantitative measurements alone.
THE MISSION OF REACH ACADEMICS is to spotlight and codify the central importance of relationships in teaching. With Time to Teach: Time to Reach at its core, this consultancy works with schools to help all individuals in their learning communities to receive the support they need in order to thrive.
Specifically, Reach Academics helps public, charter, and independent K-12 school communities:
Appreciate the foundational importance of relationships in schools
Identify the impact of relational teaching on social-emotional growth
Share relational teaching strategies centered around
Making Time for Reflection
Approach time management in creative ways
Address and eradicate social isolation, ostracism and bullying
Embrace risk and innovation in teaching
Incorporate technology with intention
Navigate between friendship and friendliness (social boundaries on and off campus)
Celebrate and honor the life-long call to teach
INDIVIDUALS (1-on-1 coaching)
Reach Academics works with individual teachers in order to improve their work on:
Peer/colleague and teacher/student relationships
New roles within the school
Communication with parents, students, peer/colleagues
Specific areas of focus as advised by administration
Managing Up for mid-level administrators