Understanding Your Student: 3 Ways to Provide Social Support (At Home)


| by Thuy Truong, M.A. Ed., TPT Teaching and Coaching, 11/18/20|


As a credentialed teacher and coach of 15 years, I would say that I always feel like I start anew when I meet a new student. All my assumptions awash with the sea and I have to focus on the student just as they are. It is always an exciting adventure because every student is different. Each brings with them different stories and emotions with all shades of personalities and complexities. However, I celebrate their personal, academic, and unique differences as I marvel at all phenomena in nature. If you look at nature, things are not judged by perfection or imperfection. It is judged by its beauty. In that vein, I enjoy reinventing and tailoring the process of learning for every student every day.


Let’s look at a few student portraits and my journey in discovering and understanding each student personally, academically, and uniquely.


A Great Conversationalist