Engaging Troubling Students by Scot Danforth & Terry Jo Smith
Book Blurb: Engaging Troubling Students offers instructional and student support practices grounded in critical constructivism--engaging problematic students in the learning process and building strong relationships with them. These interactions and relationships can have a profound impact on their emotional well-being and learning. Danforth and Smith draw from many academic fields to build this comprehensive resource: History and roots of current issues and dilemmas Theoretical foundation of critical constructivism Teaching practices designed to foster the teacher-student relationship Specific programs addressing conflict, families, inclusive education, and more
- What can you learn about your students and their “behavior” by building relationships with them?
- What does it take on the part of the educator and the adult to create an honest and mutually respectful relationship with a student, especially one who may come from experiences of marginalization?