Steve Bollar, a.k.a. Stand Tall Steve, is an educational thought leader, former Superintendent of Schools, principal, author and school culture and motivation expert. He is known for his quick wit, creative thought, and humorous personality.
Steve is the author of the leadership book Stand Tall Leadership, school culture book Ideas, Ideas, Ideas! and is a contributing author in the book Because of a Teacher and School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying One Classroom at a Time.
Steve openly shares his knowledge, experiences and creativity with others. He currently speaks to students, staff and communities throughout the world about how to think differently about schools, education, and life.
In a conversation with him, he shared the following insight with us:
Teaching isn’t just teaching. Teaching is half of what you do. The other half of what you do is interact with your students and we’re forgetting that because we were away from them and we want them to fit within that box.
So we need to set up situations that are simple and easy to do. That will allow the kids and allow the teachers to develop better relationships with them. That’s why I came up with this challenge I named the Seven Week Teacher to Student Relationship Challenge.
“Teaching isn’t just teaching. Teaching is half of what you do. The other half of what you do is interact with kids and we’re forgetting that because we were away from them and we want them to fit within that box of being taught. ”
Find out more about Steve’s Seven Week Teacher to Student Relationship Challenge below.
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