Teachers DO Make a Difference: The Teacher's Guide to Connecting with Students

Teachers DO Make a Difference: The Teacher's Guide to Connecting with Students

By: Judith A. Deiro (author)Paperback

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Both research and common sense verify that teachers make a difference not only in what students learn about content but in what students learn about life. Grounded in theory and research on adolescent growth and development and teacher-student interactions, this important new book gives classroom teachers guidelines, strategies, and real-life examples of how to build and enrich close and trusting teacher-student relationships based on dignity and respect. Key topics include setting high expectations for students, conveying confidence in student capabilities, creating classroom rituals and traditions, networking with family and community, developing strong interpersonal skills, identifying relational resources, and communicating appropriate caring and respect in the classroom in ways that elicit positive student response. Features teacher quotes, conversations, profiles, resources, and an inventory for assessing teacher-student relationships

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About Author

Judy Deiro, Ph.D., has been a full-time faculty member at Western Washington University since Fall, 1997. In her 40+year career, she has worked as a teacher, counselor, and education consultant. Some


Foreword - Bonnie Benard Preface About the Author 1. Our Changing Roles as Teachers Changing Student Needs and the Teacher's Role Having Healthy Connections With Young People Is Key to Their Healthy Development Meeting Our Students' Needs: The Caring Teacher Central Concerns for Caring Teachers 2. Making Healthy Connections With Students What We Do To Make a Difference How I Did the Study Meet the Teachers Different Ways We Can Make Healthy Connections With Students Creating One-to-One Time with Students Using Appropriate Self-Disclosure Having High Expectations of Students While Conveying a Belief in Their Capabilities Networking with Family and Friends Building a Sense of Community Among Students Providing Rituals and Traditions Summary of the Ways To Create Healthy Connections with Students 3. Communicating to Our Students That We Care Treating Students with Dignity and Respect The Ways We Show Respect to Students How Students Respond to Respectful Treatment Summary of How We Communicate Caring 4. What It Takes to Revitalize Ourselves How We Can Revitalize Ourselves Feeling Competent Generates Emotional Rewards Beliefs About the Role of Teacher and Teaching Personal Qualities That Enhance Connecting With Students Common Interpersonal Skills and Relational Resources that Enhance Connecting with Students Support of Family, Friends, and Professionals Summary of What It Takes to Revitalize Ourselves 5. Yeah, I Hear You, But... The Good News Responses to Concerns Concluding Thoughts Resources References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/11/2004
  • ISBN13: 9781412906548
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 152
  • ID: 9781412906548
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 1412906547

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