Discover powerful ways to connect with your students!

All too often, managing a classroom means gaining control, dictating guidelines, and implementing rules. Designed for any teacher struggling with student behavior, motivation, and engagement, Developing a Learning Classroom explores how to create a thriving, learning-centered classroom through three critical concepts?relationships, relevance, and rigor. Discover how you can: Develop an interactive learning mindset; Create a safe environment where students question, explore, and discover; Uncover a student's learning profile as well as your own teaching style; Use student input to create classroom practices and procedures; Apply brain-based instructional strategies to keep students engaged; Use student surveys and a personal education plan to improve learning environments

Filled with classroom stories, starter worksheets, and action steps, this book reveals the secrets to transforming an ordinary classroom into an extraordinary learning community!

Who Are the Students We Teach? How Knowing Our Students Affects Teaching and Learning

Who are the students we teach? How knowing our students affects teaching and learning

“They don't care what we know until they know that we care.”

—Madeline Hunter

Janet entered the classroom quietly. She scanned the room and found a desk that was unoccupied with no one sitting near it yet. She sat down and looked at her desk. She really wanted to be invisible. As the other students entered, she busied herself with getting her books out, seeming to be focused on getting ready for class. In fact, she was building a safe place for herself by avoiding interactions with the other students. Most ignored her. Those who said “hi” got a polite ...

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