"When it comes to working with teachers, you are building a bridge from you to them, and every act you do, gesture you make, and words you utter can either add a plank to that bridge, or it can rip pieces of your bridge right off and toss them down the river. Which is where you'll be if nobody wants to listen to the support you have to offer. ...you must speak carefully to teachers. Teachers, like kids, are people. And Relationships, with a capital R, come first.