Mike Marlowe is a professor of special education at Appalachian State University in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. He has also taught special education at the University of Wyoming and Tennessee Technological University. He specializes in coursework in emotional and behavioral disorders and classroom management.
Prior to university teaching Mike taught children in classrooms for emotional and behavioral problems in the public schools of Indiana and Kentucky. He has also worked as a wilderness instructor in the Daniel Boone National Forest, as director of an alternative school, and as a community placement worker at a psychiatric hospital. He was inducted into the Order of Kentucky Colonels because of his work in special education. He is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children and the Council for Children’s Behavioral Disorders.
Mike has published extensively and presented at state, national, and international conferences on Torey Hayden’s approach to teaching children with emotional and behavioral problems. Mike and his artist wife Susan have three children, who all live far away: Auckland, New Zealand, Los Angeles, and Denver. He enjoys nature, hiking with his yellow lab, Gracie, and an occasional round of golf. Questions or comments can be directed to email@example.com.
Born in Montana, USA, Torey Hayden has spent most of her adult life working with children in distress. Starting out as a special education teacher for children with emotional difficulties, she latterly moved into research and therapeutic intervention, specializing in psychogenic language disorders. Now living in Great Britain, she provides counseling and advice services for several child-oriented charities.
Torey is author of several internationally best-selling books about her experiences as a teacher and a therapist, such as One Child, Ghost Girl and Just Another Kid. She also has written three novels and The Very Worst Thing, a story for eight- to twelve-year-olds.
Preface by Mike Marlowe
Preface by Torey Hayden
About the Authors
1. The Relationship-Driven Classroom
2. Relationships as a Means of Change: Goal Versus Process Orientation
3. Teacher Skills Needed to Develop a Relationship-Driven Classroom
5. Creating a Positive Classroom Climate
6. Relationship Skills
7. Developing a Strong Teacher-Student Relationship
8. Preparing the Child for Successful Peer Relationships
9. Successful Group Dynamics
10. The Future