On Thursday, I called one student to our stage, and asked if she trusts me. Yes, she did. I then proceeded to pour water into a styrofoam cup and turn it over the girl's head.
Nothing came out. The water I had just poured into the cup was gone. And the selected girl didn't even flinch. She trusted me. And the point was made.
Turning to the class, I asked everyone, "Do you trust me," and received a resounding yes.
A trusting relationship is important for our little school family to move forward.