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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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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.

    Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students

    Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students

    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.

    • 46 min
    The ALSUP Writes Your IEP For You

    The ALSUP Writes Your IEP For You

    Well, we finally had our first program of the school year, and our primary focal point -- led by our newest co-host, Heidi O'Leary, Special Education Director in Topsham, Maine -- was on how to write a CPS-flavored IEP, driven by the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP). This is big...

    • 45 min
    Are CPS and Applied Behavior Analysis Compatible?

    Are CPS and Applied Behavior Analysis Compatible?

    Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is very commonly applied for behaviorally challenging kids in schools these days...but is ABA compatible with CPS? Are we just talking different languages?

    • 46 min
    Rewards are "Working"? For Who?

    Rewards are "Working"? For Who?

    Lots of territory covered on today's program, including a discussion about school values...but at the end of the program we discussed whether reward programs work for anyone in the building. We thought not...

    • 39 min
    Can Traumatized Kids Participate in Plan B?

    Can Traumatized Kids Participate in Plan B?

    Kids with trauma histories may need Plan B even more than most, as it's where their concerns are heard and addressed and they begin to feel that they can influence outcomes. Of course, all kids need to feel that way.

    • 46 min
    Best Thing to Do with Crises? Prevent Them!

    Best Thing to Do with Crises? Prevent Them!

    Pardon the repetition, but crisis prevention is far superior to crisis management, and there are lots of things about Collaborative & Proactive Solutions that make crisis prevention more feasible.

    • 44 min

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Trash

Yet another PhD trying to monetize a patchwork theory based on other people’s data tailored to support his claims.

If you are curious about their approach to science, listen to the 4/30/17 episode... they actually say that data are not everything. I’d be interested to find an employed physics researcher that continued to back their theory because “the data are not everything”.

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Parent listening...

Even though I am not a teacher or administrator, I found listening to this podcast incredibly helpful. It helped me to know what concerns teachers may have in starting CPS & how to answer those. Wish there were new episodes :)

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