Are you looking to build stronger relationships with your students toward a positive, productive classroom environment? Rita Pierson, a long time educator is quoted as saying “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.” In this session, we will explore this idea and approaches for deliberately building relationships with students. Additionally, participants will be introduced to growth mindset, restorative approaches and ways to identify trauma in students. This workshop is appropriate for all K-12 teachers, teaching artists and other professionals working with children. This workshop is part of a series facilitated by veteran educator and professional development leader Ronicka Briscoe of Legacy Innovative Solutions. Community Works is hosting this workshop, with promotional partnership from the New Orleans Arts Education Alliance. Refreshments will be provided.