"As a college professor of more than 20 years, I very highly recommend it to all educators who wish to promote positive interactions when working with difficult students and disruptive behavior in the classroom. Drs. Austin and Sciarra provide a fantastically clear understanding of the framework of good teaching. Their emphasis on the quality of the teacher-student relationship and the development of a sound pedagogical schema is easy to understand and rich with current research, real-world examples, and practical strategies for educators. This is a very impressive, accessible, and extremely well-written bookan outstanding read."
This commanding book frames working with students who have difficult and disruptive characteristics in a relational model. Building on the theoretical work of Bowlby and Ainsworth, the authors make a strong argument for the premise that a powerful tool in building effective learning environments is the positive relationships teachers create with students. From this "attachment-like" perspective, Drs. Austin and Sciarra use a topical approach to address how to connect and teach all students. The authors explore how positive interaction "will make all the difference in the world." This is exactly what we need right now: teachers who can make a difference in their students' lives.
It's true... good teachers are not just born that waythey can be made! If you've ever struggled or worried about challenging students in your classroom, this book will surely provide the insight, knowledge, and tools you need to be successful. It's packed with useful information for educators at all levels of experience. Real and relevant, with vignettes of actual student-teacher scenarios, it has reshaped how I view and approach the most challenging students, helped me develop a greater sense of empathy, and inspired me to use a research-based framework to proficiently handle a wide variety of common classroom issues. Equipped with these tools, a willingness to self reflect, and the desire to meet students where they are, we can all rediscover what it really means to be a special educator!
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)|