Staff-Student Relationships

Staff-Student Relationships

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Staff Student Relationships

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A staff-student relationship can be defined as a caring connection between a youth and a school staff member.  These relationships have been shows to be a protective factor for students at-risk for failure by helping to build resiliency and self-regulation skills.

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Berstein-Yamashiro, B., & Noam, G. (2013). Teacher-student relatonships: Toward personalized education. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.
This book explores the complexity of teacher-student relationships in secondary school settings, and how these relationships function for students and teachers int heir learning and socio-emotional development. The relationships are discueed from botht eh teacher and student perspective, and topics include drawing appropriate boundaries, school-provided guidelines and guidance, formats for supporting teachers, a whole-school approach tow orking on students' emotional challenges, and relationships in after-school programs.