Building Relational Trust with Chip Wood


Episode 106: Chip Wood returns to VPP, this time joined by Phil Brown, Jim Grout, Beth Buoro, and Anne Louise Wagner from the High 5 team. Today’s discussion revolves around relational trust. Other forms of trust exist, but relational trust is a concept based on multiple relationships in schools between teachers and students, with other teachers, with parents and principals. 

Topics & Questions Presented in This Episode

  • What does relational trust look like in practice? 
  • An explanation of the core components of relational trust: Respect; Competence; Personal Regard for Others; and Integrity
  • What is turn and listen?
  • What is social acceleration? 
  • What makes you a good partner for someone in school?
  • Is relational trust more important now than ever?