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The Emotionally Connected Classroom

Wellness and the Learning Experience
Written with the belief that educators play a critical role in students’ lives, this book will help educators promote healthy attachments and repair neural dysregulations.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781544356365
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2019
  • Page Count: 224
  • Publication date: February 22, 2019

Price: $39.95



Engineer healthy interactions and repair dysregulation

Suicide rates, ADHD diagnoses, gaming addiction, and adolescent depression are increasing exponentially. It’s difficult to ignore the number of children burdened by stress, anxiety, and unhealthy beliefs. Students struggle to cope in ways that reinforce labels defining them as difficult to teach.

However, the brain is malleable and new experiences can rewrite the story! The Emotionally Connected Classroom helps educators create environments that promote healthy attachments and repair neural dysregulations that impair learning capacity. Readers will find

  • User-friendly explanations of neuroscience and human behavior
  • Strategies and assessment tools to help teachers shift from content-focused learning and assessment to learning that prioritizes wellness
  • Lesson templates to help “train the brain”
  • Strategies to address dysfunctional behavior
  • Engaging stories and authentic case studies that bring theory to life

Written with the belief that educators play a critical role in students’ lives, this book offers a new paradigm of connectedness that allows teachers to develop social-emotional learning practices that benefit all of their students.



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Bill Adair

Bill Adair earned his undergrad and teacher’s certificate at Simon Fraser University and his master’s degree at San Diego State. His innovative teaching model was a response to growing anxiety, low resiliency, and motivational challenges in his classroom. Bill lives and teaches in Vancouver British Columbia. He enjoys presenting at workshops and conferences and passionately shares his model with university teacher training programs. He has been happily married to his wife Shelley and together they have shared adventures for over 27 years.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Prologue - Survival Mode




Chapter 1. Hunter Gatherers in the Classroom

Chapter 2. Connection Intentions, the Good Wolf, and the Six Ps

Chapter 3. Experiences, Emotions, Attachments, and Scary Kittens

Chapter 4. Where Did My True Self Go?

Chapter 5. Emotional Addictions in the Classroom

Chapter 6. The Six Ps Attachment Strategies: Rewiring the Brain

Chapter 7. Drug Addicts, Gamblers, Classrooms, and Dogs

Chapter 8. Relaxed Environments, Safety, and Structure

Chapter 9. The Lesson and Unit Plan

Chapter 10. Control, Drama, and Choice

Chapter 11. A Bold Proclamation for Change

Epilogue: Prayers in a Food Truck

Supplementary Materials

Connection Intentions and the Six Ps

Sample Intention Unit Plans/Subject Intentions

The Kinderbuddy Lesson Plan



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