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
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.
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...
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?
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...
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.
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.
I’m not an educator but I listened to all the parents episodes and now I’m listening to the educators episodes. I have to say the “Anytown” high school/elementary school episodes are amazing!! I learned so much from all the other episodes I’ve listened to over the last few months, but the Anytown episodes took learning the intricacies to another level. I was blown away honestly. I really can’t stop listening to these podcasts any chance I get. I’m going to be quite sad when I have no more to listen to 😂
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 :)
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”.