do you ever mishear lyrics and when you learn what they’re really saying you’re like wow my version is 900% better


things girls do that I love:

  • offer their friends sips of their coffee drinks without being asked
  • scratch each others back
  • say things like “smell this lotion I bought this weekend”
  • compliment each other’s eyebrows 
  • that thing when they agree with you and their eyes get really wide and they nod their head solemnly 
  • throw out each others gum wrappers or chip bags when they get up 
If we had to sum the whole of the relationship-driven methodology up in one word, it’s this: listen. Listen, listen, listen. It isn’t a model at all, not really. It’s just one action. And upon that one action, the whole methodology is based. To have a strong relationship with anyone, you must listen. Listen to the children when they talk to you. Stay right there in the moment and pay attention. Hear what they are saying as opposed to what you think or want them to be saying, or as opposed to thinking about all the undone work or what you are supposed to pick up at the grocery store on the way home. The moment you manage to communicate in whatever manner you find best, be it your attitude, your posture, your words, your eye contact, or that you are fully present and genuinely listening to them, they will begin to trust you.
Marlowe, M., & Hayden, T. (2012). Teaching children who are hard to reach: Relationship-driven classroom practice. (via yesdarlingido)
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