I want to use the term intentionality here. We must be intentional in our approach to building these safe secure environments and that approach is most controlled by the language we use in our communication with others. Linda Lambert, in her book, The Constuctivist Leader, explains, "The function of leadership must be to engage people in the processes that create the conditions for learning and form common ground about teaching and learning. Leadership must address the need for sense-making, for coherence, for seeing educational communities as growth-producing entities." Lambert goes on to define Constructivist Leadership as "the reciprocal processes that enable participants in an educational community to construct meanings that lead to a common purpose about schooling." These "reciprocal processes" might more simply be defined as trusting relationships. Considering that
we are emotional beings in a social setting encourages us to remember the importance of relationships in our communities.