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If You Don't Feed the Students, They Starve: Improving Attitude and Achievement through Positive Relationships

If You Don't Feed the Students, They Starve: Improving Attitude and Achievement through Positive Relationships

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Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Year 17/01/2020
Pages 192
Version paperback
Readership level Professional and scholarly
ISBN 9780470577790
Categories Teaching skills & techniques
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Award-winning teacher Neila A. Connors shares her secrets for creating positive classroom relationships From the author of the best-selling If You Don't Feed the Teachers, They Eat the Students, comes an innovative resource for all who work with pre-K through 12th grade students. Neila Connors presents a wealth of strategies and techniques to help teachers develop, maintain, and sustain positive student relationships. If You Don't Feed the Students offers practical, commonsense methods for improving classroom performance, served up in an engaging and entertaining manner. Unique, classroom tested strategies for validating all students to help them succeed in the classroom Proven approaches that will benefit teachers, student teachers, and school administrators alike In this fun, must-have resource, Connors reveals how empowering students creates a climate of care and compassion and improves everyone's attitudes and achievement.

If You Don't Feed the Students, They Starve: Improving Attitude and Achievement through Positive Relationships

Table of contents

Acknowledgments xv


About the Author xvii


Preface xix


Introduction xxi


1 "Welcome!": A Courteous Greeting, and Everyone is Valued 1


Dignity 1


Respect 2


Relationships 4


Care and Compassion 6


Wellness 6


Everyone Must Feel Valued 10


F.O.O.D (Fulfilling Opportunities Offered Daily) for Thought 11


2 Ambiance: A Positive Climate and Culture 15


Climate 16


Elements of Climate 18


Culture 20


F.O.O.D (Fulfilling Opportunities Offered Daily) for Thought 23


3 Safety: Physical, Emotional, Social, and Intellectual 29


A Safe and Secure Environment 30


Five-Star Schools Have Goals 33


Physical Safety 34


Trust 35


Bullying 36


Motivation 38


Discipline 42


Social Safety 48


Emotional Safety 50


Intellectual Safety 52


F.O.O.D (Fulfilling Opportunities Offered Daily) for Thought 53


4 Menu: A Variety of Options Based on Our Needs 63


Building Positive Relationships 63


First Days/Weeks/Month of School 64


Seize the Day 66


Connections 66


Commitment 66


Consistency 67


Choices 68


Challenges 68


Collaboration 69


Communication 69


Celebrations 69


Relevance 70


F.O.O.D (Fulfilling Opportunities Offered Daily) for Thought 71


5 "This Way Please": An Effective Leader and Vision 77


Vision 79


Mission 79


Values 80


When Life Gives You Lemons Become a L.E.M.O.N.A.D.E. Leader 82


F.O.O.D (Fulfilling Opportunities Offered Daily) for Thought 86


6 "I'll Be Your Server": A Team of Caring and Trained Adults 91


F.O.O.D (Fulfilling Opportunities Offered Daily) for Thought 95


7 Communication: Succinct, Effective, and Ongoing 103


Speaking 108


Listening 109


Reading and Writing 110


F.O.O.D (Fulfilling Opportunities Offered Daily) for Thought 110


8 Satisfaction: We Left F.E.D. and Eager to Return 119


Fulfilled 120


Attitude 120


Energized 123


De-Stressed 123


Change 126


F.O.O.D (Fulfilling Opportunities Offered Daily) for Thought 128


9 Comment Card: The Opportunity to Provide Feedback 131


Skills for Learning 133


T.I.P.S.: Techniques Improving the Performance of Staff and Students 136


F.O.O.D (Fulfilling Opportunities Offered Daily) for Thought 137


10 Fun: An Environment That Everyone Enjoys 141


F.O.O.D (Fulfilling Opportunities Offered Daily) for Thought 146


11 "Check Please": Reflection Shows the Experience Was Worth It 151


F.O.O.D (Fulfilling Opportunities Offered Daily) for Thought 155

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