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Create lasting, positive change for our most troubled students!
How do you move beyond traditional classroom management to create a learning environment that engages our hardest-to-reach students—students who may be struggling due to emotional disturbances or disabilities or environmental circumstances? Michael Marlowe and Torey Hayden have the answer: through a relationship-driven classroom. With the help of their book, you will: Gain a meaningful understanding of troubled students and how to reach and teach them effectively; Learn how to change inappropriate behavior rather than just control it; Become more reflective about teaching and learning with challenging children
Drawing on real-life stories, including some of those described in Torey Hayden's bestselling books on working with troubled children, the authors shed new light on the challenges of working with hard-to-reach ...
Chapter 1: The Relationship-Driven Classroom
The Relationship-Driven Classroom
The most importance force in the relationship-driven classroom model, of course, is the relationship. The emphasis in the classroom is not on obedience but on appropriate social interaction. The goal is for appropriate social interaction to generate appropriate behavior. For this model to work, relationships become an important part of classroom structure. The relationship between the teacher and the child and the relationship between the children are the two most important components of this model. Proactive moves are made to ensure that the classroom, once filled with children, will engender appropriate relationships.
It usually takes about 8 weeks for relationships between the teacher and child and the relationships between the students to begin to gel. The interceding period is taken up ...