The course that I have the privilege of teaching for Doane University is called Classroom Connections. It is all about establishing relationships with students, and then being able to serve them better because of that connection you have created with them. The course is extremely interactive; teachers share great ideas with one another, they create character trait presentations, and they learn lots of get to know you types of activities. I believe once you make a connection with the people you work with, you are able to reach them in a much better way. I once heard someone say, "Reach the heart to teach the mind." I genuinely believe we can impact the future by truly getting to know the young people we get to work with! Once we reach them...we can teach them.