Attachment in the Classroom

So this text was recommended to me several years ago by an Educational Psychologist, and later by a Social Worker.

 It sat in my Amazon ‘save for later’ list that whole time!  This year I finally got around to ordering it, and am I glad I did.

Heather Geddes PHD explores the significance of the relationship between the pupil, the teacher and the learning task in what she terms the Learning Triangle, linking it to emotional development, behaviour and attachment experiences.  She identifies a Learning Profile related to each Attachment style.

A great additional to your Education Library and professional toolkit.

Click Attachment in the Classroom: The links between children’s early experience, emotional well-being and performance in school: A Practical Guide for Schools by Dr. Heather Geddes (November 5, 2005) Paperback”  for your copy




Another excellent text by the same author ‘Inside I’m Hurting’ provides educational professionals with a much-needed classroom handbook of new strategies, practical tools and the confidence for supporting these children from an attachment perspective, thus promoting inclusion in the school system. Contents include: how attachment difficulties can affect a child’s ability to learn; providing an ‘additional attachment figure’ in schools; the benefits and challenges of getting alongside children who have experienced trauma and loss; transitions during the school day; permanency and constancy; being explicit; regulating arousal levels; handling conflict; wondering aloud; lowering the effects of shame; working with transition from primary to secondary phase; developing effective home/school partnership (includes a photocopiable initial meeting prompt card); providing staff support; recommendations for future action.

To get your copy click Inside I’m Hurting: Practical Strategies for Supporting Children with Attachment Difficulties in Schools

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