From the renowned authority on education and parenting, "an in-depth approach to aid parents and teachers to work together with behaviorally challenging students" (Publishers Weekly) - now revised and updated.
School discipline is broken. Too often, the kids who need our help the most are viewed as disrespectful, out of control, and beyond help, and are often the recipients of our most ineffective, most punitive interventions. These students - and their parents, teachers, and administrators - are frustrated and desperate for answers.
Dr. Ross W. Greene, author of the acclaimed book The Explosive Child, offers educators and parents a different framework for understanding challenging behavior. Dr. Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach helps adults focus on the true factors contributing to challenging classroom behaviors, empowering educators to address these factors and create helping relationships with their most at-risk kids.
This revised and updated edition of Lost at School contains the latest refinements to Dr. Greene's CPS model, including enhanced methods for solving problems collaboratively, improving communication, and building relationships with kids.
Dr. Greene's lively, compelling narrative includes:
Backed by years of experience and research and written with a powerful sense of hope and achievable change, Lost at School gives teachers and parents the realistic strategies and information to impact the classroom experience of every challenging kid (and their classmates).
©2014 Ross W. Greene (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Excerpt from “Across the Great Divide” by Kate Wolf © Another Sundown Publishing Company, used with permission.
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the author presents a very viable solution for schools that are relying on a discipline matrix that only issues punishment. It suggest that kids will make good decisions if they have the skills to do so, and if they don't, then it is our job to identify those skills and support the students in helping to develop them
This is a great book that will create a positive shift in your mindset when dealing with students/children that struggle with behavior issues. The strategies really work and are a great asset to a school community or anyone that works with children.
I believe Dr. Greene captures the essence of necessary changes school systems need to make in order to truly educate our students. Facilitating academic progress and and sufficiently preparing our youth for the future entails so much more than mere math, science, social studies and reading/LA. Social/emotional development, one's mental health and relational aptitude are intertwined within academic and cognitive development. They cannot be separated, but yet schools' predominant focus is solely on academic content. Overall, this focus basically excludes aspects of what science has proven to foster cognitive and overall development. Science has proven that the primary factors in having a happy and successful life are relational connectedness and aptitude! Relational and social/emotional health require foundational skills. These skills need to be taught, practiced and then re-taunt in a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate way. That's how humans learn- through patterned repetition. Great book! I wish all schools considered this philosophy. Perhaps then societal health would improve, along with the scores of typical assessment measures.
This book has a lot of great information, even if you're not a teacher or educator. As a parent, I found this book helpful in better understanding how to use the CPS method. The narrator was good, and it was easy to listen to.
There is not really a story.
I really enjoyed this book! I see the same struggles that the author describes over and over again. PBIS does not have an impact on students with these issues. This makes so much sense it's hard to understand why it took so long to get here. I am excited to see it put to practice. I've told 20 people or more about this approach 2 problem solving with difficult students while I read the book. I love thinking outside of the box.
from the very first chapter it was as if the book was written about my child. It helped instantly with learning new ways to help my child and really understand him, so that we could solve his problems. From the very first conversation I had with my child, he felt as no one was helping him, but that now I was. I can't tell you how heartbroken I was to hear that because I thought I HAD been helping him. This book is great for parents who have kids who say "I don't understand" "I don't know" often. For parents with kids who are struggling and that a reward and consequence method is not working. I highly recommend this book to a parent or teacher who really wants to understand and help children who seem to be heading down the wrong path and want to really help by knowing what is really going on.
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