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At-Risk Students: Feeling Their Pain, Understanding Their Plight, and Accepting Their Defensive Plo

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Bill Page - 3/26 - author, teacher. Bill was cut off on March 12th, so we are bringing him back.  Many books offer gimmicks for “reaching and teaching,” but it also offers insights, understandings and compassion for kids’ behaviors, feelings and teachers’ responses. The book is designed to help teachers move from intellectual acceptance of at-risk kids needs to emotional understanding and empathy for their dilemma. Divided into 31 vignettes, it covers everything from individual differences in teachers to underlying causes of misbehavior. The book format is ideal for Faculty Focus Groups.  It can change teacher discussions from, “Lets talk about our problems with these kids” to “Let’s do something, now.” Visit his website; www.At-RiskStudents.com; for a free 20 page download article that gives lots of insights and invites a sign-up for free Newsletter. I have read many educational and psychology doctoral dissertations and few compare with the sensitivity, knowledge, and usefulness of Bill’s book. It isn’t about just at-risk students, it is condemnation of what isn’t happening in our schools and the disastrous results. His Table of Contents should be on the office wall of every school. A few of the chapter headings: Imposed Authority or Natural Authority; If You Ask the Wrong Question, You Get the Wrong Answer: Labels Are for Jelly Beans, and Wealth Accounts for the Achievement Gap. Join us and share your insights and stories.