Four Areas of Focus for Growth-Promoting Relationship Building in Schools

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In this vlog, Susan Hopkins applies the Energy-Centred Teaching (ECT) model that she first developed with Dr. Stuart Shanker in 2017 to offer a fresh way of thinking about priorities for the start of the school year.
Susan outlines the four frames of ECT–protECT, connECT, collECT, and detECT– and shows how they can be applied to think about teacher-student and whole class relationship building.
Learn more about the ECT model in this new resource for teachers: Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators.
Watch the video below, or view it on our YouTube Channel here.
Dr. Susan Hopkins is the Executive Director of Dr. Stuart Shanker's organization, Susan has been a teacher, school administrator, inclusive schooling coordinator, curriculum developer, educational researcher, and educational leader. She has worked in every area of education from the early years to post-secondary, from remote Northern schools to the Department of Education, and across contexts that include Italy and the Northwest Territories.