At the beginning of the year, every educator builds relationships with their students over the first few days of school. There is talk about “reaching them to teach them”. This excitement however quickly fades in order to dive into teaching content standards as many teachers feel the time crunch of the total number of allotted instructional. If we fast-forward to the middle of the school year, we often see that our relationships are beginning to suffer due to neglect and our relationships become strained. We have trained ourselves as educators to think that it is just what happens toward the end of every school year. It is NOT.