Teaching Children Who Are Hard to Reach

Teaching Children Who Are Hard to Reach

Relationship-driven Classroom Practice

Book - 2013
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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, disabilities, or environmental circumstances? Marlowe and 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
  • Learn how to change inappropriate behavior rather than just control it
  • Develop the essential skills for building successful classroom relationships
  • Become more reflective about teaching and learning with challenging children


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Marlowe (special education, Appalachian State U.) and Hayden, a former special education teacher who provides counseling and advice for child-oriented charities, explain how teachers can use relationship-driven classrooms as an alternative to behavior modification programs to work with hard-to-reach students who have emotional or behavioral disorders. They outline the philosophy, classroom practice, and teacher stories of Hayden to present the principles, teacher skills, and concepts of a relationship-driven classroom. They describe how this approach differs from the behavioral model, the market or business model, and the medical model for behavioral problems; how relationships are a process and not a goal and how process orientation is at the core of the model; and the social skills teachers need when using relationships as a means of behavioral change. The describe how to lay the ground rules for the approach, respond when misbehavior happens, and how consequences are not the only appropriate responses; build joy and enthusiasm, expression of feelings, stress reduction and relaxation skills, and communication into the classroom routine; teach relationship skills to troubled children; and understand the importance of teacher-student relationships, peer relationships, and strengthening group dynamics. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781452244440
1452244448
Branch Call Number: 371.93 MARLO
Characteristics: xxiv, 210 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hayden, Torey L.

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