About the book
Faced with this epidemic of emotional health crises and behavioral problems, teachers are asking themselves what went wrong. Why have we lost our students? More importantly: how can we get them back?
Reclaiming Our Students is a thoughtful guide to restoring the student-teacher relationship and creating the conditions for change, written by Hannah Beach, celebrated educator and specialist in emotional health, and Tamara Neufeld Strijack, clinical counsellor and academic dean of the acclaimed Neufeld Institute—with a foreword by Gordon Neufeld, PhD. Reclaiming Our Students empowers teachers with relationship-based strategies to restore their leadership role and build emotional safety in the classroom.
- How to build, feed, and protect the student-teacher relationship
- Why children are anxious or bossy, aggressive or checked out, and what teachers can do to address these behavioral issues at their root
- How you can help students and classes shift their identity as the “problem student” or “bad class"
- Experiential activities for students of all ages that preserve and restore emotional health and well-being
Plus, you’ll find special considerations and information for parents, principals, counsellors, and home educators for building safety and support in the learning environment.
Combining Hannah’s groundbreaking experiential approach to creating emotional health and community in the classroom with the Neufeld Institute’s insightful approach to building relationships and making sense of children, Reclaiming Our Students is required reading for teachers that not only want to understand and overcome daily challenges, but also re-connect to their calling as educators.