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Ross Greene PhD

Dr. Ross Greene


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Along with four school principals, Dr. Ross Greene -- originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach (now called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions) and author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School -- helps teachers and parents better handle behaviorally challenging kids in the classroom and at home through implementation of his approach to solving problems collaboratively. This program airs on the first Monday of each month (September through May) at 3:30 pm Eastern time.

Upcoming Broadcasts

On the first Monday of every month at 3:30 pm Eastern time, from September through May, Dr. Ross Greene and four principals from schools in the U.S. and Canada cover a wide range of topics related to behaviorally challenging students and school discipline in general and Dr. Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model in particular. You can call into the program to get your questions answered or submit them via email here. And, if you can't listen live, all the programs are archived in the Listening Library on the Lives in the Balance website or through i-Tunes.
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On-Demand Episodes

The theme for today's program was "Making a Difference"...and that's pretty much what it's all about.

Today's program was broadcast from Harpswell Island Elementary in Maine, where staff are in the early phases of learning about and implementing Collaborative Problem Solving. They had some questions about how to move... more

The theme for this program was CONTINUITY, so it's fitting that Dr. Greene spent the program interviewing Thomas Ambrose, principal at Lafayette School in Sanford, Maine. Mr. Ambrose -- who's a first-year principal -- and the staff at... more

This was a very interesting program. A special education teacher called in to try to get a better handle on the behavioral challenges being presented by one of her middle school students. After first considering whether the student needed to be... more

We went with a more technical topic today, but one that comes up frequently in schools: how to incorporate the CPS model in general and the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP) in particular into a Functional... more

If things aren't going so well with the students with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in your school, you're not alone! Helping challenging kids in a classroom...while attending to the diverse needs of the other... more

The topic of this program was the much-neglected but really-important Invitation step (these days, referred to as the "Brainstorming ingredient") of Plan B. But woven into the discussion was another topic: time. In other words, it's one thing... more

Dr. Greene thought he was going to focus on the seldom-talked-about Invitation step of Plan B in this program. But -- and this is always a welcome development -- a caller shifted the agenda. So instead Dr. Greene helped a teacher who is... more

Educators often blame parents for students' behavior problems at school, and often feel that a student's difficulties at school can't be resolved without parental involvement. While working collaboratively with parents is certainly a goal, some... more

In this program, Dr. Greene initially spent some time reviewing several ALSUPs that were completed by teachers of actual students so as to examine whether the items listed in the Unsolved Problem section were too vague (and to provide... more
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