Teachers DO Make a Difference

1st Edition

The Teacher’s Guide to Connecting With Students

Judith A. Deiro
eISBN-13: 9781483361291

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Teachers make a difference not only in what their students learn about content, but in what they learn about life!


Closing the achievement gap and creating high-performing schools depends not on what we teach but how we teach. The most powerful and effective way teachers can help students overcome negative influences in their environment as well as succeed in becoming their best selves is by developing close and caring connections with them.


Developing quality relationships with students is key to their healthy development. Teachers DO Make a Difference gives teachers strategies, guidelines, and real-life examples of how to build and enrich close and trusting teacher-student relationships. This important new resource covers key topics including:

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
Communicating appropriate caring and respect in the classroom

Healthy connections with teachers are associated with a decrease in behavioral problems and an increase in social and academic skills. The relationships we develop with our students are at the heart of how we make a difference.

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ISBNs 9781412906548, 9781412906548, 9781412906548, 9781412906531, 9781483361291, 9781483363462, 1483361292
Language English
Number of Pages 152
Edition 1st