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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 9: Successful Group Dynamics
Successful Group Dynamics
What sets the relationship-driven methodology apart from other methodologies is its active use of interpersonal relationships as a medium for change. Thus far we've focused primarily on individual relationships—those between teacher and child and those among the children. But there is also a third force: the group or unit relationship, or, in other words, belonging.
Being part of a group is an important facet of being human. We are social creatures by nature. When we feel disconnected from others, we are unhappy, lonely, and depressed. In contrast, a life rich in social connection lends itself to feelings of happiness and fulfillment. So, one of our main roles as teachers in the relationship-driven classroom is to foster strong interpersonal bonds with the ...