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Learning to Trust: Transforming Difficult Elementary Classrooms Through Developmental Discipline - Marilyn Watson, Alfie Kohn
Learning to Trust: Transforming Difficult Elementary Classrooms Through Developmental Discipline
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Most teachers today are faced with increasing pressure to teach to higher academic standards. At the same time the social climate has become especially challenging, with many children appearing more distressed and difficult than ever. Yet the focus on academic achievement has led some teachers,... show more
Most teachers today are faced with increasing pressure to teach to higher academic standards. At the same time the social climate has become especially challenging, with many children appearing more distressed and difficult than ever. Yet the focus on academic achievement has led some teachers, against their better judgment, to reduce their attention to students' social and ethical growth and to building relationships with and among their students. In Learning to Trust, an educational psychologist and a classroom teacher collaborate on an in-depth case study in an inner-city classroom, told through the teacher's own voice. Using these real-life examples, they demonstrate the power and importance of caring, trusting relationships for fostering not only children's social and ethical development but their academic growth as well. This book applies attachment theory to the school setting, showing how this perspective can help teachers build collaborative, trusting relationships even with their most challenging students. Marilyn Sheehan Watson explains and describes the ups and downs of Laura Ecken's classroom through the lens of attachment theory, while Laura describes in vivid detail the ongoing life of her classroom, revealing throughout her challenges, thoughts, fears, failures and successes. Together they explore strategies for helping children develop the emotional skills needed to live harmonious and productive lives, the social and communication skills to be a friend and work collaboratively with classmates, the self confidence and curiosity to invest wholeheartedly in learning, and the empathy and personal and moral understanding to be caring and responsible youngpeople. Learning to Trust will help teachers meet the challenge to care, balance their need for authority with their students' need for autonomy, and support their students' intellectual growth without abandoning their obligation to educate for responsible citizenship and an
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780787966508 (0787966509)
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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