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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.

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.

For More Visit http://www.practutor.com

PracTutor launches the pre-registration to help students learn Math and English in an adaptive innovative way

Louisville, KY. September 08, 2012 – PracTutor (www.practutor.com) is an adaptive learning platform to help students excel in Math and English. PracTutor was established with just one focus – THE STUDENT. PracTutor is trying to solve the challenge of how can we make any student love, learn and enjoy Math and English.

There are 39 million students in US in K-8 in public and private schools. Only 69% students make it to a high school and less than 70% to a college. Most of them falter at one of the numerous high school or college admission tests.  In college, majority of the students need to take remedial courses in Math and English. About 40% of the students take some form of Math and English training program to prepare for high school and more than 75% to prepare for college admission tests. The students get frustrated with the narrow focus of such trainings or possible interventions not available when needed. PracTutor experience is personalized and it understands the student’s strengths to challenge them more on their strengths and it understands their weaknesses to eliminate them.

PracTutor is virtually effortless and very intuitive for the student to use. It applies intelligent algorithms to understand the student’s abilities in Math and English and provide practice and training to strengthen their skills. This training is mapped to each and every standard of the common core curriculum. PracTutor involves the parents and the school teacher in the student’s progress and provides all the elements required for the success of the student. A private tutor can help the student whenever they need any help.

“I created PracTutor because I was frustrated after using quite a few after-school Math and English programs for my two sons in Grades 3 and 5, I felt there had to be a better way, a better product and not seeing one, decided to create one.”, said Vatsal Ghiya, co-founder, PracTutor.

“I have seen a lot of my cousins and sons and daughters on my friends struggle with Math and English with numerous programs they work on. All of the training programs seem to be missing one or several elements. We wanted to provide the entire ecosystem – a complete solution. That is what PracTutor is.”, said Hardik Parikh, co-founder and CEO, PracTutor.

PracTutor’s team comprises experts on Math and English from common core team, web designers, software developers, child psychologists, parents and school administrators.

PracTutor is in development right now and we would like to invite users for beta testing as soon as we have it out.

Watch what we do at http://youtu.be/HTo_D6N-CVI

Take a tour of the product at –http://www.practutor.com/tour

Pre-register using this link – http://www.practutor.com/

About PracTutor

Started in April -2012, PracTutor (www.practutor.com) is an adaptive learning platform to help students excel in Math and English. PracTutor is part of emPower Training Solutions (www.empowerbpo.com) that has been providing online compliance solutions to 100+ healthcare practices and hospitals since the last 4 years.

To learn more about PracTutor follow us at: http://www.facebook.com/PracTutor

PracTutor
12806 Townepark Way
Louisville, KY 40243-2311
http://www.practutor.com

Contact:
Hardik Parikh, Co-founder and CEO
12806 Townepark Way,
Louisville, KY 40243-2311
Direct (502) 400-9374
Email: hardik@practutor.com
Twitter: @hardikvparikh
Blog: http://hardik.practutor.com

All press related inquiries to press@practutor.com