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Just what we have been waiting for in school!
on 23 March 2007
This book was a real eye opener. For so long I feel we have been left as teachers to struggle on in our classes attempting to teach, but with not much guidance about how to reach those that don't settle or want to learn. I found this book very accessible, highlighting facts that we all need to know within Education. When I was training I didn't have any lectures on Attachment and after reading this fantastic book I wonder why? The author is very skilled at supporting the teacher to make sense of a child's early experiences at home and how they might present in the classroom, as a result of these. I particularly liked the distinction between the different attachment styles and the summaries in the second half of the book. Many of my pupils came to mind as I read this! Practical strategies were included that I feel I could use in my context. The content of this book makes so much sense. Having this knowledge means that I can intervene in a way that is helpful, rather than exacerbating a situation. This is a book that will definately impact upon my classroom practice. In fact I keep it in my top drawer! I would strongly recommend it to all those working in schools.