While many educators do see relationships as the answer to most educational questions, Dr. Gustafson reminds us of two things. One, that we must be intentional about investing in those relationships, and two, that relationships cannot be the answer without relevance. He states, “I don’t think it’s a coincidence the same teachers who build deeper relationships with students are also able to make the learning process meaningful to individual learners. They are gifted noticers who prioritize listening, asking open-ended questions, and learning about students’ interests outside of school. These teachers understand the importance of who. This helps them ensure their approach is always relevant.” Staying relevant means that we must let go of “this is the way it has always been done” from time to time (or more often than that) and give ourselves the freedom to let go of old routines, push boundaries, and think outside the box about the ways to best interact with out students. Again, as whole learners. As Dr. Gustafson shares, “We need to enter into our students’ world, wherever they might be, and seek to understand who we can become to serve them better.” This is our moral obligation to the youth we serve.