This is an extension of the CPS philosophy “Kids (and adults) do well if they can.”
If we think the best of the students and staff we work with then we believe that their intent is noble and they are trying to do a good job. As a result if the time arises when things don’t go well we understand that they wouldn’t choose to do poorly so there must be a reason. Together we can determine what went wrong and what we need to do to be successful next time. If we always think the best of others they come to know that we are there to help, not to judge and place blame.
It is important for a parent, teacher and leader to think the best of their children, students or staff. This will strengthen relationships, build trust and develop a culture where learning, problem solving and improved skill development are achievable for all.