All-Time Favorite Lessons (Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Series)

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9781891881060: All-Time Favorite Lessons (Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Series)

These are the lessons that teachers, counselors and youth workers clamored for: Ruth Well's all-time favorite lesson creations. Covering a broad range of topics, this book is packed with dozens of new techniques to turnaround troubled youth and children. Lesson topics include: gangs, teamwork, riding the school bus, personal space and distance, punctuality and class room behaviors. These are Ruth's most requested interventions, asked for more by participants in her workshop than any others, and developed and honed over many years with children and youth like yours'. The book has 20 lessons, many with cartoon handouts. If your kids have a variety of problem areas, then this book can provide a variety of the newest and best solutions for those many different areas. If you are a counselor, teacher, foster parent, court worker, residential treatment worker, social worker or therapist, this book is a must-have addition to your tools. Packed with unusual, powerful, engaging devices to teach new skills, behaviors and attitudes, these lessons can work when conventional approaches fail. Perfect for the counseling room, therapy office, classroom or home, these lessons use a variety of up-to-the-minute colorful interventions to tackle all kinds of youth problems. Lessons include: "Running for Help Instead of Running Away," "Teaming Up to Build a Winning Team," "Become a Think-o-Matic," "Space Invaders and Your Personal Space Forcefield," "On Time Every Time," and "The Top 10 Ways the Teacher Can't Tell You Need Help."

Handouts include: "What is On Time?-- Really," "Thinking First Really Works," "Do You Want to Be Judged By These?," and "There's No Excuse for Using That Excuse."

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See why people criss-cross North America to come to one of Ruth Wells' workshops. She really does deliver the newest and best strategies that exist to turnaround troubled youth. These books have been requested, begged for and hurried by teachers, counselors and youth professionals all over the U.S. and Canada who need better strategies right away. Ruth's books deliver those better strategies. These truly are the new techniques youth professionals need to help challenged youth and children. You'll see why Ruth keeps telling people "I'm already writing as fast as I can."

The Portland Oregonian Newspaper once said of Ruth that she "knows all about disruptive students." Her books pass that information on to you plus provide solutions for the depressed, withdrawn and sad kids too.

From the Author:

When I started out as a counselor years ago, it became immediately apparent that my college training had absolutely nothing to do with the kids I was working with. If you feel your training prepared you to work with Beaver Cleaver, and you have Beavis and Butthead coming in, here are the new interventions you need to best assist today's troubled and problem youth. Honed in the trenches with some of the toughest, saddest, most abused kids in our region, these books may help more counselors, teachers and youth service providers to help more of the children and youth who struggle.

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