"Learning to connect isn’t easy, but it is the key in education. The Emotionally Connected Classroom intertwines and describes many life connections teachers and students share. This book needs to be available in all schools so that every teacher can experience the freedom in knowing there is hope for students who may seem hopeless.
"Social-emotional learning (SEL) is at the forefront of many educational and policy conversations. Bill Adair has created a comprehensive, practical, and useful go-to guide that busy educators can use for each initiative they are tackling. The Emotionally Connected Classroom is a powerful anchor text for teachers' on-going work and deepening understanding of the importance of SEL."
"All teachers have experienced the frustration of trying to teach disconnected children. Bill Adair shows how powerful helping children learn to connect, feel a sense of belonging, and feel a sense of purpose can be in changing lives for the better."
"The Emotionally Connected Classroom is engaging and easy to read. The author has written about topics that are relevant to issues in education and he does a great job connecting theory to current events. This book will give educators who don't have mental health training the confidence and tools to work with struggling students."
"The Emotionally Connected Classroom is important and relevant in today's school climate. Bill Adair promises and delivers on providing a book that makes connections between what happens in schools and healing of students who have experienced trauma."
"The Emotionally Connected Classroom tackles some critical issues that teachers need to address when dealing with today’s students."
“The Emotionally Connected Classroom is a must-read for teachers and administrators interested in truly reaching all students in today’s classrooms. It addresses the very basic need students face to feel connected and belong so that learning can happen. In an ambitious way, it outlines some of the very real challenges of working alongside students who have difficult lives and gives practical strategies and a framework to do exactly this.
A useful addition to the reading list - the book provides practical insight in relation to classroom strategies. It has been beneficial to allow students to consider the holistic learning needs of pupils, which are often overlooked due to the constraints of the curriculum.
The book identifies strategies for specific learning difficulties as well as inclusion for all. Easy to navigate.
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