Innovative Strategies for Unlocking Difficult Adolescents


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Some students are perceived by educators as difficult to manage. Working with them can be exhausting and frustrating at times. Unfortunately because of the behavioral challenges they present to educators these students sometimes do not receive the support and encouragement they need to succeed. The following book contains collections of ready-to-use strategies and activities for unlocking the potentials of difficult students. Learn best strategies for reaching and helping:

  1. Attention-Seekers
  2. Aggressive Students
  3. Manipulators
  4. Apathetic Students

This book also provides many innovative ideas for managing and surviving the difficult classroom. Helpful insights into home issues and other underlying causes of difficult behaviors are included.

Written by Robert Bowman, Tom Carr, Kathy Cooper, Ron Miles
Paperback ISBN 9781889636078
Grades 7-12
142 pages
Release Date January 1, 2007

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Youthlight, Inc.

Dr. Bowman started his career as a school teacher and school counselor. Since that time, he taught in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of South Carolina for more than 20 years and is currently an Emeritus Professor. He has authored numerous articles in professional journals and has written more than 24 books and programs that help troubled youth bring about positive changes in themselves and their peers. He is widely recognized for his distinctive contributions to the fields of mental health and education with an emphasis on developmental school counseling. He is especially known as a prolific creator of creative and insightful approaches and programs for helping young people. Today, Dr. Bowman continues his work as a collector of effective practices that work with youth when “all else fails.”

Dr. Bowman has conducted professional seminars, conference keynotes and/or motivational presentations in 42 of the United States and in Kenya, Canada, Belgium, England, Italy, West Germany, Puerto Rico, St. Marten, St. Thomas, and Malaysia.

Tom is a school counselor and in private practice. He is also a much sought-after consultant who has conducted over 150 “high energy,” workshops that have been described as entertaining and impelling. His workshop topics cover self-esteem, difficult children, reality therapy, classroom management, communication, parenting and school issues.

Kathy Cooper, M.S.W. is known as an outstanding presenter with an extensive collection of creative and useful strategies for working with many different types of difficult students. People leave her workshops feeling “energized” and “full of many fresh ideas and strategies.” Kathy has worked with difficult youth as a social worker and school counselor where she has been developing strategies that lead to real-and-lasting positive changes in the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of difficult students. She is the co-author of Power Play and Quality Times for Quality Kids.

Ron Miles, Ph.D. is an inspirational speaker and workshop leader who has presented motivational workshops for educators around the United States. Participants leave his workshops with an extensive collection of practical strategies and activities they can use with students. He is especially known for his work with alternative approaches for “cutting through” to difficult youth. Ron is the Director of Guidance for an inner-city school district and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of South Carolina. He has won several state and national awards for his dedication in helping Youth. In 1998 he was named National Guidance Administrator of the Year by the American School Counselors Association.

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