by Matt Mattson
Thanks for listening to Episode 4 of The People People Podcast!
You're one of us, aren't you? You're a people person. But you get that being a “people person” isn’t just about being chatty and smiley and super-duper nice, it’s about transforming the world through relationships. You're one of those people who understands that HUMAN CONNECTION is the key to everything. You're one of those people who understands that humans are social animals, and we're all deeply longing for real, meaningful, deep-spirited connection in all aspects of our life. You're one of those people who understands that the secret to creating the world you want is found in your ability to connect. You're one of us. We are people people. And you found our show.
How do great students build real connections with their students? What about with parents and other colleagues? Teachers have this intense, challenging, and thankless job, and our guest dives fully into how she makes an impact, and how she builds connection.
Krista Hashemi is a ten-year veteran of elementary school teaching. She is teaching a class full of brilliant fourth graders this year at Ute Meadows Elementary School in Colorado.
This episode explores the challenges and wonders of conversations and relationships with kids (and their parents). Krista uses the phrase “emotional vocabulary” in a fun way that is likely to stick with you for a while.
What an honor it was for me to get to sit down with a teacher I respect and just dig into a rich and fascinating conversation. So grateful to have had the chance to do this.
Can you reach out to a teacher this week? Perhaps one from your past? Or maybe, for those parents and grandparents out there, you can build a deeper connection with someone who teaches the kids in your life (they spend 8 hours a day with them!).
Thanks to Krista and to Ute Meadows Elementary.
Enjoy the episode!