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“This book provides useful ‘how-to’s’ that aid in reframing how and why we think about our roles as educators to build more meaningful and impactful relationships with students.” 
—Terry L. Jackson, Ed.D., The George Washington University, Office of Special Education Programs/U.S.DOE
 
“Through time-tested and research-driven approaches to flourishing, this book is chock-full of easy-to-implement actions that are kind to you, the students, and to the environment you’re creating in the classroom.” 
—Megan McDonough, CEO and Co-Founder, Wholebeing Institute
 
“This book is destined to become an important resource for anyone involved in the education of children in today’s culture.”
—Stephen Scott Cowan, M.D., Author of Fire Child Water Child
 
“The skill sets and values presented within this book, when practiced with fidelity, positively change school culture, advance understanding, cultivate a sense of validation and self-worth, leading to an empowerment that is often missing in today’s world.”
—Lawrence Feldman, Ph.D., School Board of Miami-Dade County
 
“Although primarily aimed at K-12 classrooms, the authors’ insightful suggestions have given me, a veteran college professor, new insights into positive classroom dynamics which I have already begun to incorporate into my classes.”
—Louise Hainline, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Brooklyn College of CUNY

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