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Lost at School

Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
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From the renowned authority on education and parenting, "an in-depth approach to aid parents and teachers to work together with behaviorally challenging students" (Publishers Weekly) - now revised and updated.

School discipline is broken. Too often, the kids who need our help the most are viewed as disrespectful, out of control, and beyond help, and are often the recipients of our most ineffective, most punitive interventions. These students - and their parents, teachers, and administrators - are frustrated and desperate for answers.

Dr. Ross W. Greene, author of the acclaimed book The Explosive Child, offers educators and parents a different framework for understanding challenging behavior. Dr. Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach helps adults focus on the true factors contributing to challenging classroom behaviors, empowering educators to address these factors and create helping relationships with their most at-risk kids.

This revised and updated edition of Lost at School contains the latest refinements to Dr. Greene's CPS model, including enhanced methods for solving problems collaboratively, improving communication, and building relationships with kids.

Dr. Greene's lively, compelling narrative includes:

  • Tools to identify the problems and lagging skills causing challenging behavior
  • Explicit guidance on how to radically improve interactions with challenging kids and reduce challenging episodes - along with many examples showing how it's done
  • Practical guidance for successful planning and collaboration among educators, parents, and kids

Backed by years of experience and research and written with a powerful sense of hope and achievable change, Lost at School gives teachers and parents the realistic strategies and information to impact the classroom experience of every challenging kid (and their classmates).

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Ross W. Greene (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Excerpt from “Across the Great Divide” by Kate Wolf © Another Sundown Publishing Company, used with permission.

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Fantastic book for anyone who works with children.

I find myself talking about this book a lot. Made me rethink my ideas.

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Highly recommend

Very informative and enjoyable to listen to. Loved the realistic scenarios and practical strategies. I listened to this book at x90 speed to absorb the valuable content. Highly recommend for teachers working with challenging kids.

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Brilliant

A groundbreaking philosophy and approach to behaviourally challenging kids that is so desperately needed in our schools, homes and society.

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A must read for all teachers

This books gives some extremely practical examples along with the theory behind it. I will be reading over again and sharing it with those in the classroom.

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  • haner
  • 18-03-2016

Good for this teacher!

This was very helpful to me and I will apply this in my classroom. 8 need a new strategy!

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  • AGrady
  • 11-07-2016

Interesting insights

I believe Dr. Greene captures the essence of necessary changes school systems need to make in order to truly educate our students. Facilitating academic progress and and sufficiently preparing our youth for the future entails so much more than mere math, science, social studies and reading/LA. Social/emotional development, one's mental health and relational aptitude are intertwined within academic and cognitive development. They cannot be separated, but yet schools' predominant focus is solely on academic content. Overall, this focus basically excludes aspects of what science has proven to foster cognitive and overall development. Science has proven that the primary factors in having a happy and successful life are relational connectedness and aptitude! Relational and social/emotional health require foundational skills. These skills need to be taught, practiced and then re-taunt in a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate way. That's how humans learn- through patterned repetition. Great book! I wish all schools considered this philosophy. Perhaps then societal health would improve, along with the scores of typical assessment measures.

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  • Drsarah
  • 03-05-2016

Important and useful ideas

Overall useful content for educators and parents but vignettes were too long and drawn out.

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  • Dilette
  • 30-08-2018

A must read for anyone working with kids.

A practical, hands on, easy to read book packed with valuable information. It invites one to look at the paradigm one is using to respond to kids’ challenging behavior and offers a more effective approach (a proactive and collaborative approach with proven positive results) to respond to kids’ (and their parents) struggles. Kids don’t have difficult behavior due to lack of motivation but rather because of lagging skills which can be identified and collaboratively addressed. Wish I had read this book 30 years ago when I started working in schools!

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  • Jenizma
  • 30-05-2016

Brought scenarios alive

I have the book but listening to the reader made the characters concerns real. Very glad I listened to the audio along with reading the book. Looking forward to implementing this new way of thinking about kids thinking skills.

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  • Bryan Thornhill
  • 27-02-2016

fantastic book!

the author presents a very viable solution for schools that are relying on a discipline matrix that only issues punishment. It suggest that kids will make good decisions if they have the skills to do so, and if they don't, then it is our job to identify those skills and support the students in helping to develop them

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  • DoniLynn
  • 01-09-2016

Truly Transformational

This is a great book that will create a positive shift in your mindset when dealing with students/children that struggle with behavior issues. The strategies really work and are a great asset to a school community or anyone that works with children.

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  • A. Martin
  • 17-03-2016

Great information!

This book has a lot of great information, even if you're not a teacher or educator. As a parent, I found this book helpful in better understanding how to use the CPS method. The narrator was good, and it was easy to listen to.

There is not really a story.

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  • Lee
  • 29-10-2019

"How to" eliminate challenging behaviors approach

Great book with a refreshing view and valuable skills/ methods for collaborating with kids that do NJ ot NJ have the proper skills to main te main standard "good behavior ". I am just now going to try and Implement some of the strategies and methods discussed and will return with a more thorough review once I complete said task. Highly recommended for any veteran or newer teacher l, administrator or parent of an unruly child alike . Dr. Greene takes an opposite and noteworthy stance on dealing with children with behavior problems in a less punitive and less-degrading fashion and treats them with not yet having the learned skills or lack of skills like a learning disability and does away with incentive based traditional programs that have proven time and again to NOT work. though there is a time consuming task of recognizing specific behaviors and setting up a plan he coins "Alsip and others" it seems the input work will pay off exponentially as a result. I am excited to put his plan into action and return with a less stressful and mindful approach to behavior modification. Will return with a more detailed review after implementing the strategies with my challenging behavior kiddos once complete. This title is highly recommended . Narration feels repetitive at times but easy to follow and includes real life examples of the plan in action which is very helpful in my opinion. well done Dr. Greene!

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  • Susanaskye
  • 24-08-2019

I wish every person would read this book...

But for sure every teacher. The information is woven in with a poignant narrative that every educator and many parents will recognize.

It reminds me of Barry Prizant's book, UNIQUELY HUMAN. Another text that brings clarity and perspective in an appealing and engaging way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-01-2019

lost at school - my take

Excellent book with loads of insight. Very real and does not pretend it's easy. It shows hard work pays

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