Final Thoughts on Fist Bumps and Relationships | Doug Lemov

The relationship makes the fist bump meaningful, not the other way around


If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you probably read my colleague Dan Cotton‘s series of outstanding posts over the course of this past year on the topic of building relationships w students. Dan’s reflections began with a fist bump- or more precisely with a reflection on the guidance we’d heard teachers given to use things like fist bumping to build relationships with kids.  Dan observed that a fist bump was only meaningful if it signaled a moment where a teacher helped a student to accomplish something. …

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