In this episode of Leading Equity, host Dr. Sheldon Eakins dives deep into attachment theory and its impact on the sense of belonging in educational settings. He delves into the different attachment styles, including anxious, avoidant, and secure, explaining how these styles manifest in relationships. Dr. Eakins shares the historical background of attachment theory, highlighting the work of Dr. John Bowlby and Dr. Mary Ainsworth and their research on children's attachment behaviors. He connects attachment theory to the importance of creating safe and supportive environments in schools, emphasizing the impact of healthy educator-student relationships on social-emotional development and academic success. Tune in as Dr. Eakins unpacks the significance of attachment theory in education and offers actionable insights for educators to foster strong, supportive connections with their students.
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