Remembering the Four “R’s”

I’m sharing the following email and link (with his permission!) from a colleague, Dr. George Sharp.

Hi Joe,

I’m catching up on some reading.  The link below is interesting.  So many people get caught up in Rigor and Relevance that they forget that the two “R’s” are part of a larger four “R’s.”  Almost everyone forgets about the remaining two “R’s:” Relationships and Reflection.  This article is about the necessity to build relationships if you want change and reform to be successful.  I spend a lot of time talking about the need to build and sustain relationships as a leader.  I’m sending it out to the students I just had in EDUC 6110 as we talked about the need to build relationships several times.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/07/16/the-importance-of-relationships-in-education-reform/