Educational researchers, management think tanks, motivational gurus and happiness advisers regularly affirm the essence of what former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once observed:
“The guts of teaching is simple – it is the relationship between a teacher and a group of kids.”
Strategies to make the teacher-student relationship a pathway to success
Go to the heart of effective teaching. Building Interpersonal Relations in the Classroom outlines diverse strategies for making the teacher-student relationship a pathway to success. It works on the premise that strong relationships foster good behaviour, more effort and improved performance in students. This resource will help teachers establish a safe, empowering and productive school environment for their students.
Building Interpersonal Relations in the Classroom outlines teacher behaviours and strategies that create productive and enjoyable interpersonal relations with learners. Good relations foster better behaviour, more effort and improved performance; students respond to teachers they like. Ultimately, the relationship practices outlined in this book will empower students, providing the antidote to helplessness. Moreover, where helplessness breeds discontent, empowerment breeds cooperation. As well as achieving better for themselves, empowered students will be less likely to challenge and confront school authority or each other, and in this way will contribute to a safer school environment.
5-8 Years, 8-12 Years, 12-15 Years
Written by highly experienced educators, Sally Sneddon and Anne Pettit, this book will assist educators, managers and coordinators in all kinds of education and care settings for young children to embed sustainability in everyday teaching.
STEM Detectives is a practical photographic resource to encourage and guide educators to identify the STEM happening in children’s play, as well as develop the skills and understanding to support and encourage a deeper level of exploration and discovery.
A Sense of Wonder explores the possibilities for experiencing science in early childhood settings, together with practical ideas to inspire early childhood educators and pre-service students.
This teacher manual takes readers on a journey that will help them to gain a greater understanding of reflective practice and where it has come from, how it relates to their practice and how they can engage in reflection to build their own professional capability.
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