Teaching Children who are hard to Reach: Relationship-Driven Classroom Practice by Michael J. Marlowe and Torey Hayden amd SomebodyElse's Kids, by Torey Hayden are two of several books that are all about relationships with our students. Both books help the reader understand relationship and emotional connections with children as well as show us how to change children's behavior through these relatiosnhips.
Marlowe and Torey talk about the importance of a Relationship-driven model in the classroom when working with our students. Teaching Children who are hard to Reach offers the following skills to the reader:
Below is a funny, honest Ted Talk about the real need to connect with our students and ways Rita Pierson does this.
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"Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level."