Foster Success by Looking in Your Students’ Rearview

Sebastian SandersBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR:

  • When lesson planning, it is important to look at things from different perspectives.
  • Look through your students’ rearview and see life from a different lens. Seeing from the lens of your students will help you foster success.
  • Get to know your students and the things they are interested in, then use what you learned to create a positive classroom culture.

Youthful days and spirits are an amazing sight to see. Lucky for our wonderful teachers and educators across the nation, they get to see that fruitful sight every day. A powerful strategy that we implemented at The Sanders Hand is our kids are only as good as the instructors.

Look through their rearview and see life from a different lens. Listen to them. See them. Hear them. Then make your lane change into the path of student success. Click To Tweet

Our students are only as strong as their leader.

If your leader isn’t up to par, it trickles down to the team as a unit. Every good teacher never has to say they’re great. Their greatness is shown through their subordinates, their future generation of leaders. In order to be good at something, you have to trust the process and put in the due diligence to perfect your craft.

A major key in being an awesome teacher is the component of international understanding. In order to truly understand your students and classroom culture, you have to stare at the world through your students’ rearview.

Take some time to listen, walk around your classroom, and create surveys. Get in tune with the popular things kids are into nowadays. Once you take the time to understand and intentionally use the information to create a culture for your classroom and students, your room full of leaders will follow. They will enjoy their learning, but most importantly, they will feel safe and secure in the classroom environment.

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It’s essential to build that trust by looking through students’ rearview to meet their needs.

It’s like driving a car and you’re trying to move over and go forward. You peek at your rearview to see what’s on the side of you before making a move on your drive. Similarly, think about when you are teaching and considering a specific lesson plan or assignment for your students but don’t know how it will play out for your kids. Look through their rearview and see life from a different lens; seeing from the lens of your students will help you foster success.

Listen to them. See them. Hear them. Then make your lane change into the path of student success. 


About Sebastian Sanders

Sebastian Sanders “The Youth Principal” is a world motivational speaker. Born in Houston, Texas, Sebastian is a known community leader & youth advocate since his founding of The Sanders Hand in 2017. He has been changing the lives of many families and students across the world, servicing over 2,000 youth & college students from Texas to Oklahoma. Sebastian is a graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio with his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management. Sebastian is also the founder & chairman of SJS Enterprises, serving as the cultivation of community and business as we know it.

Known for his amazing work with youth, he is a perceived businessman & social entrepreneur with the creation of “Define Success” curriculum & leadership camp. Sebastian is a well-rounded entrepreneur with his unique sense of business. He thrives for change in our economy and community.

“Don’t look for change, be the change.” – Sebastian.