Lesson 5: Becoming an Advocate of the Student

A primary function of a successful teacher is to be an advocate of the young people entrusted to his or her care. Recent studies show that learning is severely diminished in the classroom when an adversarial relationship exists between the teacher and the student.

Groundbreaking research conducted by the ARKGroup, Inc., in cooperation with the University of Texas School of Public Health, has established the primary connection between a child’s sense of self- esteem and the quality of his relationships with the primary adults (parents and teachers) in his life. When a child feels unconditionally loved for who she is rather than for what she does, she is enabled to value herself in spite of her imperfections. The resultant sense of high self-esteem, in turn, has a profound effect upon a student’s behavior and performance.

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