10 Best Friends Approach Training

Updated on: February 2021

Best Friends Approach Training in 2021


How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Revised & Updated Edition)

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Revised & Updated Edition)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
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An Hour To Kill

An Hour To Kill
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

Puppy Steps: Practical Training for Your New Best Friend

Puppy Steps: Practical Training for Your New Best Friend
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

Ending Medical Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives (Johns Hopkins Press Health Books (Paperback))

Ending Medical Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives (Johns Hopkins Press Health Books (Paperback))
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
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BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

A Dignified Life: The Best Friendsâ„¢ Approach to Alzheimer's Care: A Guide for Care Partners

A Dignified Life: The Best Friendsâ„¢ Approach to Alzheimer's Care: A Guide for Care Partners
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
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Life At The Arctic Edge

Life At The Arctic Edge
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

Critical Beliefs for a Successful Urban Classroom

In order for a teacher to manage a successful urban classroom, she needs to create realistic goals and teach practical life skills.

Having worked in the urban public school setting for more than 14 years, I have worked with all kinds of children. I have found, that many of these students do not have their basic needs met. They may come to school hungry, poorly clothed, and sleep-deprived. Many have witnessed scenes most people only see on television. It is my job to welcome them to a safe and nurturing environment where they know they will be taken care of.

Here are a few key elements to running a successful classroom in today's urban school setting:

1.Each day is new. Remember - and remind them - that each day is a new day. No matter what transpired the day before, the new day brings possible change. Tell your students that you each can learn and grow, that they teach you just as many lessons as you teach them. Often, those lessons are more valuable.

2.Set the tone. It is critical for the teacher to set the tone in the classroom of leadership. Students tend not to act out as much when they know that someone is in charge who is fair and confident. Consistency in discipline and program are equally vital to a healthy class environment.

3.Empower your students with practical skills. Imbed the academic program with life skills. Teach and encourage students to use conflict management and anger management techniques. Remember, they spend 6 hours with you - probably more time than they actually spend with their own parents. They should go home with skills that help them to be successful with siblings, following chores, taking responsibility for behavior choices.

4.Set high, but realistic (doable) expectations. A rigorous daily program with attainable short-term goals and lofty long term goals provides a foundation for success. Students want to be challenged, but they also want that immediate recognition of achievement. This is a fine balance. Be sure your students know that you believe anything is possible, that they can achieve if they believe.

In summary, it is critical for the teacher to run a tight ship, but to allow her students dignity when they stumble. Consistency and mutual respect are crucial to a successful urban classroom.

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