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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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What should the school's response be when students bring weapons to school? Does Plan A get the job done? How about Plan B? The Educators Panel weighs in.

Lots of good questions were discussed on this program, including how to determine whether a child would benefit from extra assistance from, for example, an occupational therapist or speech/language therapist...and how to use... more

It was back to the email today on Collaborative Problem Solving at School, and Dr. Greene responded to some very interesting questions, including the most effective approach to fighting at school (such as fighting).

What better way to start the new broadcast season than with our Educators Panel...and they're assessing where their schools stand with implementation of the CPS model and what their goals are for moving the ball forward this year.

Dr. Greene tried to catch up on email during this last program of the 2011-2012 school year, and covered various topics such as how to incorporate lagging skills and unsolved problems into a Functional Behavior Assessment, and whether... more

In this, our final Anytown High School program for this school year, one of our core group members asked about whether she drilled far enough on the unsolved problem (skipping class) of one of her students. Both Dr. Greene and the other... more

Central School in South Berwick, Maine, has been implementing Collaborative Problem Solving as part of a study funded by the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. School Counselor Nina D'Aran, one of our Educators Panel members,... more

Which takes more time? Applying "uninformed" solutions to students' behavior problems, based on little or no information about the factors truly underlying the behavior...or spen ding the time to gather that information so as to work toward... more

The magic isn't in what schools do after a student is sent to the office...that's reactive intervention. The magic is in what schools do before a student is sent to the office in the first place...that's proactive, and it works a lot better.

Effective implementation of Collaborative Problem Solving in a school usually starts with a core group of staff who are mastering the model first...school-wide implementation comes later. Which kids should you start with? Your frequent... more
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