Developing Positive Classroom Relationships

The third edition of this award-winning book by Julia G. Thompson, a public school teacher for more than 25 years, gives beginning educators everything they need to survive and thrive in the classroom. Updated and revised, this new edition covers new material including working as a part of a professional learning community (PLC), teaching media literacy and social responsibility, incorporating Common Core State Standards, handling “homework push-back” from parents, changes in classroom technology, techniques for motivating students, seeking feedback, and much more.

In the excerpt below, you will find a helpful discussion of how to develop positive relationships with students, as well as a worksheet to focus on improving relationships in the classroom.

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Developing Positive Classroom Relationships (excerpt from The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide, 3rd edit… by Jossey-Bass Education

The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day, Third Edition (2013) —  9781118450284

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