One of the most significant challenges facing teachers today is their capacity to work effectively with diverse learners.
Building Connections responds to the essential needs that teachers have expressed as a result of reflecting on their experiences in schools, with learners and their families, and with colleagues. Many teachers today consider teaching to be a calling, a mission that reaches out to youth. They want to be faithful to this mission, to create effective learning environments and experiences that foster successful student achievement, and to have a sense of wholeness while doing so. This book is a personal reflection on the author’s experiences with diverse people. It represents Eileen M. Cunningham’s attempt to transpose these experiences and her responses to them into a framework that can be used by others who want to make sense of their experiences through a spiritual perspective.