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March 2015: The Neufeld approach to building student-teacher relationships

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School, WQSB


From the Principal:

We would like to thank the LEECQ for approving our John Killingbeck Scholarship proposal for the school year 2014/2015. In January, a team of researchers (three teachers, behaviour tech and principal) from Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School (PETES) of the Western Quebec School Board had an incredible opportunity to travel to British Columbia to visit Ladner Elementary School in Delta and spend a day with the internationally renowned child psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Gordon Neufeld. For several years, PETES has been successfully weaving the developmental attachment-based Neufeld paradigm into the philosophy and organization of the school.

This year, thanks to the John Killingbeck Scholarship, the school has embarked on a long-term journey of research and partnerships, and is in the process of developing a transferable model of school organization to help students with social-emotional and attachment needs to successfully thrive in the school setting. After analyzing the data with Dr. Gordon Neufeld, we were able to distill the essence of our research to: “The Neufeld approach to building student-teacher relationships”.

David McFall

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary school