Being a teacher, the desire to find ways to connect with people, especially my students, is always on my mind. In most cases these interactions are simple ones that mean a lot to all parties involved. Throughout the day, either at home or work, I reflect upon simple actions that stimulate a large impact or influence for the people directly in my life, as well as those indirectly. Not trying to classify myself as a psychologist, but a lot of my time is spent reflecting and revising my life as a person and as an educator. This simple video below about playing Connect Four with students is an interaction that allows me to have an influence on students at a basic level – competition.