Jason Rybinski, a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher in Hammond, Ind., works to establish a culture of trust and respect in his classroom of primarily English-language learners. "All students use 'ma'am,' 'sir,' 'thank you' and 'please.' When the respect is reciprocated, it becomes natural," Rybinski said. "Thus, students learn that their opinions matter, each idea is included, and they all have a voice that will be heard."

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