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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.

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On this program, we listened to another recording of a meeting at Anytown Elementary in which the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems was being used...and this one was really good! A sign that a little feedback... more

Our good friends at Anytown Elementary sent in a recording of a meeting in which they used the Assessment of Lagging Skills for one of their students. It was a great first try, but they made some of the same mistakes that many... more

Well, the Educators Panel covered lots of ground today -- including why we're now breaking records for the diagnosis of ADHD in kids in the U.S. -- but we also discussed how to break free from from the "Tyranny of the Urgent" and actually... more

The sheer number of behaviorally challenging students and unsolved problems can be quite overwhelming as a classroom teacher is just getting started on solving problems collaboratively. So start small...the faster you try to go, the... more

On today's program, Dr. Greene interviewed Matt Carlson, Principal at Georgetown Central School, one of many schools in Maine learning how to implement Dr. Greene's model of solving problems collaboratively through... more

Dr. Greene responded to a variety of emailed questions on today's program, including several related to difficulties wording unsolved problems on the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems. Relevant (and hopefully... more

If you're solving problems collaboratively with students, how will they know their behavior is unacceptable? Is punishment the only way to get the job done? Is the Empathy step only for the "really challenging" students. All this and more on... more

If you're familiar with Dr. Greene's model, then you already know that understanding and helping behaviorally challenging students begins with the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems. On today's program, the... more

You can get away with Plan A with students who have the emotion regulation skills to handle it, but why would you want to? And if you've used Plan A with behaviorally challenging students without setting them off, consider yourself lucky.

On today's Educators Panel, one of our panel members indicated that some of the staff in her school have lately been calling for a return to traditional discipline for students whose behavior problems have persisted despite the use of... more
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