No-Nonsense Nurturer Classroom

Presented by: Lee Canter, Kristyn Klei Borrero

In classrooms in traditionally underserved communities, building strong relationships with students is fundamental to establishing a classroom culture where students are motivated to stay on task and achieve to a high level.

  • For many students in economically disadvantaged communities, having strong relationships with their teachers is a precondition for them to care about school (Valenzuela 1999; Brown 2007).
  • A large percentage of students report a sense of alienation from school, believing no one cares for them there (Jenson 2009).
  • More than ever, the old axiom “students don’t care what you know, until they know you care” sums up the reality of reaching many of today’s students.

This course is based upon noted educator Lee Canter’s study of the following critical question:

What distinguishes teachers who can build the strong relationships needed to motivate their students to choose to get and stay on task and achieve academic success, from less effective teachers who struggle to help students achieve to the best of their abilities?

Through his research he determined that the most descriptive term for highly effective teachers is “No-Nonsense Nurturers.”


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Lee Canter

Lee Canter

Lee Canter, M.S.W., is an internationally renowned educational consultant and the developer of the classic Assertive Discipline Program. He and his staff have trained over 1.5 million teachers over the last thirty years. Lee is the author of over 40 best-selling books for educators. He is the co-founder of the Center for Transformative Teacher Training

Kristyn Klei Borrero

Kristyn Klei Borrero

Kristyn Klei Borrero, Ed.D., is a nationally recognized expert on urban education. She was the founding principal of two elementary schools in traditionally underserved communities that both, under her leadership, exceeded the state academic benchmarks. She is the co-founder and CEO of the Center for Transformative Teacher Training.