#UTedChat Questions for 03/14 – Fostering Trust with Students



This week we have Brady Farr (@FarrBfarr) a K-6 Instructional Coach & UVU Partnership Facilitator at Hidden Hollow Elementary School in Alpine School District and former K-6 District Instructional Coach assigned to four elementary schools in the Alpine School District leading the discussion on Fostering Trust with Students! This should be a great chat so please come prepared to share your tips on building trust with students while learning from the rest of the #UTedChat crew. If you haven’t already followed Brady via Twitter (@FarrBfarr) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1 In your opinion, what characteristics are essential for educators to possess in order to foster trust with students? #UTedchat

Q2 What do good teacher-student relationships look like and why do these relationships matter? Do they have an impact on student learning? If so, explain #UTedchat

Q3 As educators, how do we ensure a “Yes” to the below questions that every student is trying to answer? #UTedchat

Am I important to someone here?

Do I belong here?

Am I good at something here?

Who will listen to me here?

Is my presence here making a difference?

Q4 If you had to choose between compliant, engaged, or empowered, which would you want to define your students? Why? How do you show students you appreciate them in your classroom? #UTedchat

Q5 Are engaging students and empowering students fundamentally different and yet equally important?  Does one naturally precede the other?  Can you be empowered without being engaged? Is engaging learners a short-term goal and empowering students a long-term goal? #UTedchat

Q6 Pat Summit stated, “I won 1,098 games, 8 national championships, coached in four different decades. But what I see are not the numbers. I see their faces.” Share a success story you’ve had in noticing a student, building trust, and making a positive impact. #UTedchat

Q7 @SteeleThoughts “We asked all our students to write down the name of an adult in the school that they trusted… an adult they could talk to if they needed someone. 38 kids did not have one.” CTA-Starting tomorrow, how will you build trust with a student who needs it?#UTedchat


Brady Farr has been invested in the Utah school system for seventeen years. He is currently the K-6 Instructional Coach & UVU Partnership Facilitator at Hidden Hollow Elementary School inAlpine School District. Previously, Brady was a K-6 District Instructional Coach assigned to four elementary schools in the Alpine School District. He also served as a Teacher on Special Assignment and K-6 Instructional Coach at Aspen Elementary, a Chinese Immersion school. Prior to those assignments, Brady taught 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades in Alpine, Juab, and Iron County school districts. During much of his teaching career, he has also fulfilled several high school basketball coaching responsibilities. From 2009-2012 Brady was the Head Girls’ Basketball Coach at Juab High School. 

Brady is a proud father of five kids, two daughters ages 12 and 10… as well as three boys, ages 5, 3, and 2. He’s lucky to be married to his beautiful wife Victoria for the past seventeen years, who always believes in and supports him in all of his pursuits. 

You can follow Brady via Twitter at@FarrBfarr.


Cody Plumhof

Cody is the web developer, Communications Coordinator and media production center director for the Washington County School District. He has served on the UCET Board since 2012 as the WCSD representative and web developer for the organization.

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