"Kids need to think that you care before they care what you think."
What a fabulous quote. The mother of the author of The Other Wes Moore said this when she was being interviewed on Oprah. The truth of her statement completely struck me. My students (since those are the only kids in my life at the moment) only care what I think because I care about them. And that's why our school is different than other schools because every single student knows that the staff cares about them.