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Building Authentic Relationships with Students and Families

This is a checklist you may use to determine your strengths in building authentic relationships with your students and their families. There are two categories:

√ Check “In Place” if you are comfortable with your knowledge and skills in this area and exhibit appropriate and consistent behavior.

√ Check “Improvement Needed” if you need to strengthen your knowledge and skills and demonstrate appropriate behaviors consistently.

If you have multiple “Improvement Needed” categories checked on your completed assessment, you should consider developing a personal action plan with a timetable to implement strategies and activities that will increase your effectiveness in reaching and teaching all students. Your personal action plan should focus on steps you will take in the appropriate categories. You might also choose to pursue additional learning for yourself or your staff in these areas.