150. How can us coaches do more to show the other teachers that we truly care about our students?
The positive word "caring" like all positive --or negative-- words, must be defined in terms of "actions," that is, the acts or behaviors that a person performs when s(he) is "caring." Thus, when you as a coach "act" or "behave" as a "caring" person, others may have entirely different ideas of how a "caring" person acts or behaves. And there you have a perfect example of miscommunication or misunderstanding.
I suggest you gather all the coaches and prepare a list of the ACTIONS (acts or behaviors) you do when you "care" for your students. Then, you may present this list to other teachers and have them prepare their own list. By comparing both lists, you coaches will understand what others mean by "caring." You coaches will also have a better idea of what you all mean by "caring" for your students. Hopefully, all of you will have a very clear idea of what the word "caring" means to all of you and there will be no further misunderstandings or miscommunications. I hope it works!!!!
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