If there is to be true Educational 'Reform' at all, it must begin with a paradigm shift of seismic proportions: one that reorients our compass from student's minds to their hearts-to WHO they are not what they THINK. This necessitates an internal shift within us as well. We need to open ourselves up as well so we meet our students halfway. Students will always remember how we made them feel, not necessarily what we made them think.
When students trust a teacher they are more apt to listen and learn from them. Trust is not built by teaching facts.