Time to Teach: Time to Reach - Expert Teachers Give Voice to the Power of Relational Teaching is informed by over 100 interviews with K-12 school educators in the US and abroad. These interviews center around the question, “what do expert teachers really do”? Every teacher interviewed is an expert teacher, meaning that each interviewee has taught for more than10 years. As a result, they are able to put content and curriculum aside and focus on the relational strengths they bring to their K-12 classrooms.
These relational strengths are the six central characteristics expert relational teachers demonstrate every day: Building Trust, Encouraging Exploration, Being Authentic, Fostering Connection, Cultivating Hope, and Making Room for Reflection (TEACH-R). These teacher voices contribute toward a non-prescriptive and anecdotal book that celebrates the hard work—and the heart-work—that define relational teaching.