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Learning to TrustAttachment Theory and Classroom Management$
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Marilyn Watson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190867263

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190867263.001.0001

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Introduction: A Classroom Where Everyone Belongs

Introduction: A Classroom Where Everyone Belongs

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(p.1) Introduction: A Classroom Where Everyone Belongs
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Learning to Trust
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Marilyn Watson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190867263.003.0001

Laura Ecken is introduced and the collaborative process is described in which Laura and I engaged to document the happenings in Laura’s classroom that eventually became the heart of this book. The chapter begins with a description of Laura’s efforts to win the trust of a very troubled and difficult student using Developmental Discipline, an approach to classroom management based on attachment theory. Laura’s school was engaged with the Child Development Project, a school change project that focused on children’s social and ethical as well as intellectual development. The chapter tells the story of Laura’s success with the student; her unhappiness with the school’s former controlling, assertive approach to classroom management and discipline; and her agreement to engage in a collaborative process to document her use of attachment theory to guide her approach to managing her classroom.

Keywords:   Developmental Discipline, Child Development Project, attachment theory, Laura Ecken, Laura’s classroom, Laura’s students

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