Guns and the Teacher Student Dynamic

The teacher-student relationship is one that can take many different forms, from trusted advisor to authoritarian dictator. For those of us who work to build healthy relationships with our students, we understand that it takes time and patience to develop a trusting relationship where students feel safe to talk to you about what is most important in their lives. For some students, the relationships that they have with their teachers are the healthiest ones they will have with an adult. Having adults other than your parents who understands and cares about students is a gift to our society.