1. I believe that educators and staff play an important role in helping the overall development of the child. Teachers are around children 5 out of the 7 days of the week. These students learn from us, as teachers and educators. Any example we set, they use and reciprocate in their day to day lives. I believe teachers provide an environment for children to grow in, in any successful way they wish. We are there with our students at every developmental stage that they reach. This involves the good and the bad. From students learning basic skills, all the way to complex skills. We are the people who help them progress through all stages of life. 1A. The author believes that teachers and staff members play an important part in the development of the whole child, beginning with the growing mental health state of kids in the classroom. Teachers constantly face the issue of behavioral health issues because students lives are constantly changing over different issues, that occur in their daily lives. This is where social and emotional learning partner with teachers and educators. In the classroom, teachers are part of the emotional and behavioral skills that need to be reinforced over and over again. They’re responsible for doing so, so that students can apply to their lives outside of school. Each teacher and staff member is responsible for upholding certain standards that are required by the curriculum to help with emotional development for the students. In the book, it states that there are five core competencies that help with the overall development of students. Teachers are responsible for reinforcing these five core competencies, to help the child develop as they grow. Teachers have to take into consideration that these five things are what will help our students become successful in their future. Teachers and staff members are responsible for measuring the growth of our students to make sure that they develop the correct way. 1B. I agree with the point of view that the author has. Mental health and behavioral issues are the first stepping stone that students of all ages reach. These issues can increase from certain situations that happen in their lives, inside and outside of school. This is why teachers and educators are responsible for the development of our students, because we are the first adults who can make a change to the issue. 1C. My schools viewpoint, in regard to the development of the whole child, is that children grow at different paces. They progress in their own way instead of as a whole. For example, some students will learn decision making skills and catch on faster than others. From our point of view, this is completely okay. As a school, we make it our goal to adjust to students needs at any point and time. As teachers, they want us to make sure that our classroom environment is prepared to take on any adjustments as our kids grow and progress. 2A. I believe that this quote means that relationships will always be the basis and foundation for student achievement and teacher achievement. Once a teacher establishes that professional relationship with their student, then acheivment can take place at any point and time. These relationships are what leads us to success as a whole school. 2B. I believe that at ASH every child feels connected, and feels as though they have a place they belong. Every child feels and acts, as though they serve a purpose for being a Trojan. If every student feels as if they truly belong at a school, student achievement and school success will come easily. There won't be an issue of increasing success because the environment around our students helps aid in their success. 2C. I believe 100 percent in this quote. Based off of my first year of teaching, once students feel as though they have a developed a healthy relationship with their teacher, then student achievement begins to increase. That healthy relationships helps take down a barrier for the student. This lets them know that they shouldn't be afraid to ask questions to the teacher or "sound dumb" when asking about a specific thing. When students feel comfortable enough and reach this point, student achievement will always increase because they feel comfortable in their environment. 3. (Issues) 1. Identifying when and if a student or students is struggling mentally in your classroom. 2. Creating an emotional support environment that prevents mental health issues and enhances learning. 3. Building a professional student teacher relationship with their students.