Creating A Tribal Classroom
Teaching teachers the importance of social connection in the classroom.
Human brains are social, and a student’s ability to learn is deeply influenced by the quality of his or her attachment to teachers and peers. Secure attachment relationships not only ensure our overall well-being, but also optimize learning by enhancing motivation, regulating anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. This book presents a classroom model of secure attachment, exploring how teacher-student rapport is central to creating supportive, “tribal” classrooms and school communities.
“Attachment-Based Teaching puts social-affective neuroscience and the biology of attachment directly in the hands of teachers, providing powerful, evidence-based and accessible explanations for why and how appropriate social bonding is the foundation for all meaningful learning and achievement. It is a unique resource and a must-read for any teacher who cares about his or her students.” Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, Associate Professor of Education, Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Southern California
“This is a powerful and necessary book that every parent, teacher, and professional involved in education should read and practice. Using science to support his thoughts on attachment-based learning with real world examples demonstrated by successful teachers, Dr. Cozolino provides a clear road map with the tools necessary to successfully implement an effective teaching and learning structure. If you want what is best for your child or your students, you must read Attachment-Based Teaching!” Erik Perkowski, Executive Director, California Scholarship Federation