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What Makes Trust so Important for Your Team

To trust is to have faith in the honesty, integrity, reliability, and competence of another.

Working in a team is fun, and it’s exciting, until that first fight breaks out. That’s the time when the floodgates of hidden insecurities and fear crack open. This is often the case with newly-formed teams. It isn’t until people begin working together that the seeds of trust and mistrust sprout. What’s the level of trust in your team?

Is trust really so important

Stephen Covey defined it as the foundation stone that can either make, else break organizations. In his book ‘The speed of Trust’, he states:

There is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization throughout the world—one thing which, if removed, will destroy the most powerful government, the most successful business, the most thriving economy, the most influential leadership, the greatest friendship, the strongest character, the deepest love.

On the other hand, if developed and leveraged, that one thing has the potential to create unparalleled success and prosperity in every dimension of life. Yet, it is the least understood, most neglected, and most underestimated possibility of our time.

That one thing is Trust. It impacts us 24/7, 365 days a year.


Why makes trust important for your team

To trust is to have faith in the honesty, integrity, reliability, and competence of another.

Stephen Covey adds:    

It undergirds and affects the quality of every relationship, every communication, every work project, every business venture, every effort in which we are engaged.  It changes the quality of every present moment and alters the trajectory and outcome of every future moment of our lives – both personally and professionally.

Confidence in one another, it’s such a beautiful thing.  The mindset of trust – where you believe in the competency of your team members, are sure that everyone would do their job diligently, and believe that people would come to your aid – empowers a positive sense of self-expectancy. It increases the chances of every team member finishing their work.

  1. Trust fuels commitment.

Without trust – the talk of commitment – is worthless. It precedes commitment. Only a team bound together by the bonds of trust can keep commitments.

  1. Trust makes goals achievable.

Team’s success depends a lot upon the trust that the members share among themselves. Only those, who believe in their companions’ strength to complete their duties, can put in their full effort.

  1. Trust is the channel that allows effective communication.

It is the channel over which successful teams to connect. Sharing of information, ideas, problems, and solutions happens only in a team which trusts itself.

  1. People collaborate only with those they trust.

Collaboration is working together. The sense of trust is essential for collaboration.  It helps reduce the hostility among team-members, and it enables everyone to work together.

Trust is the anchor of strong teams, and successful teamwork is a product of robust relationships. It pushes people – the team members – to work with each other and conquer obstacles. Cultivating trust is necessary. It is the glue that binds people together and transforms them into a unit.

Prepare Your Students for PARCC EOY Assessments with PracTutor


PracTutor The Only Adaptive Learning Platform That Is Aligned With RTI And Offers Test Based On Principals Of PARCC And SBAC

PracTutor solution for RTI intervention

Schools use PracTutor for all three tiers of Response to Intervention (RTI) framework.

PracTutor identifies students at-risk in the initial phase itself and accelerates their learning with instruction and practice that is intensive, balanced, and personalized.

Tier 1 – Core Instructional Interventions

All students in the Tier 1 phase receive high quality and scientifically segregated set of instruction. They are differentiated to meet their needs and are screened on a periodic basis to identify struggling learners who need additional support.

PracTutor takes a pre-test for each of the common core domains to ensure that each student has a unique learning path based on his/her skill set. The students then choose and learn from the educational and entertaining videos. Each video corresponds to one of the learning styles as per VARK (Video, Audio, Reading, and Kinesthetic). Students learn, practice, and take tests for each standard to ensure continuous progress. A student can take up the same lesson again and again with various resources until he receives desired grades. The score and progress records help identify the struggling students.

When teachers monitor students’ progress and get immediate alerts related to the struggling students, they provide instant remediation and help them on the individual basis.

Tier 2 – Targeted Group Interventions

In Tier 2 phase, the students identified as not “making adequate progress in the core curriculum” are provided with progressive intensive instruction that match their needs. As stated earlier these needs are identified based on the individual levels of performance and progress.

PracTutor ensures that the students who are identified as the struggling students in the core curriculum receive sufficient instructions. These instructions are in the form of videos, a step-by-step guide, along with explanations for each concept to ensure they grasp and relate to the basics thoroughly before they proceed ahead.

Teachers can group the students as per their skills and can assign the core standards to individual groups or to the whole class as per the needs of attention and intervention. The detailed reports help the school administrators and teachers to stay on the top of their assignments and progress.

Tier 3 – Intensive And Individual Interventions

In phase 3, students receive individualized, intensive interventions that target the students’ skill deficits for the remediation of the existing problems. This level assists in prevention of more severe and deep-rooted issues.

PracTutor links each common core standards to the previous pre-requisite standard; this helps introduce intensive intervention by inserting the missing skills in the student’s personalized learning path. The student can learn the missing skills through the set of videos and practice (with hints and step-by-step explanations) to ensure the existing problems are resolved before proceeding to the next standard.

NCTM recommends a set of in the process of creating intervention program and PracTutor is the only program that satisfies all the criteria.

PracTutor For Enrichment

PracTutor is equally well suited for talented, proficient, dedicated, or gifted students as it is for the students that lag behind.

PracTutor takes a pre-test for each of the common core domains to ensure that each student has a unique learning path based on his/her skill set. The advanced students start with challenging core standards and are not required to complete the standards that they are already familiar with. This engages them more and helps them stay motivated.
Each core standard in PracTutor has a critical thinking practice and tests to challenge the advanced level students. These tests are application-based and concept building questions that are aligned with the PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessments.

PracTutor For Career And College Readiness

With the growing complexity of the world and the increasing demands of the 21st-century workforce, there is little doubt that all students must graduate from high school fully prepared for college AND careers.

PracTutor’s differentiated instructions through videos practice and tests relevant to real world problems help ensure the students are prepared for healthy career options and competitive college.

About PracTutor
PracTutor is a customized learning and practice environment to help students in Grades 1 to 8 master Math and English. We provide 1-to-1 mentoring for each student. We make the learning fun by introducing gamification and help parents and teachers track progress and get alerts whenever they need help.

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