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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 ...

Preparing the Child for Successful Peer Relationships
Preparing the child for successful peer relationships

In a relationship-driven milieu, the interactions between the children are just as important to group cohesion as those between the teacher and the child. The biggest problem, however, is that children coming into a class for behavior disorders are very likely to have poor or inappropriate social skills as part of their etiology. Many will have difficulties making or keeping friends, and most will have had little experience of being a valued member of a cohesive, functional group. Our experience is that it is most productive just to assume poor social skills and to build teaching those skills directly into the curriculum from the onset.

Social Skills

It is important to help the children ...

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