Nurtured Heart, Washington Middle School
Nurtured Heart in Action, in the Classroom
Carolina Gonzales was ready for the Nurtured Heart Approach. The orchestra and band teacher at Washington Middle School in Albuquerque already had a background in the Suzuki teaching method for music, a method that focuses on having a positive environment for learning. "I'm a Suzuki teacher and Suzuki is very much about nurturing," says Gonzales. In the fall of 2012, she attended a Nurtured Heart training sponsored by the Albuquerque Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant.
Nurtured Heart Trainings
Nurtured Heart: Building On Positives In Challenging Children
Thousands of teachers, school administrators, parents, and grandparents in Albuquerque are changing they way they think about and interact with children. A series of Nurtured Heart Approach trainings sponsored by the Safe Schools/Healthy Students initiative has resulted in over 7,000 people around the community getting trained in the approach.
Nurtured Heart Approach Grows a Following
Principals and teachers are excited about positive relationships with students
December 6, 2012
Imagine a classroom where the teacher calls out students for their positive actions rather than negative ones, and students respond with a higher achievement rate.
The Nurtured Heart Approach emphasizes positive relationships with students that help them focus on succeeding in the classroom rather than reacting negatively or aggressively to the school experience. It has been introduced to some APS classrooms and the demand for training is increasing.
Giving Teachers Tools to Stop Bullying: Free Training Toolkit Now Available
This training toolkit is made up of two modules that address bullying in classrooms. Specifically, it is designed to assist teachers in cultivating meaningful relationships with students while creating a positive climate in the classroom.
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