Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students: The Basics

Key Themes of the Model (program aired live on November 26, 2012)
On today's program, Dr. Greene covered the key themes of his model...a great refresher for those familiar with the model and great place to start for the unfamiliar.  But before he got to the key themes, he had a very interesting discussion with a classroom teacher who was having some difficulty working toward a mutually satisfactory solution. Listen Now

All Beginnings Are Hard (program aired live on November 9, 2009) This was Dr. Greene's first radio program, so be prepared for some pauses as he adjusts to new technology! But this program provides a nice overview of the CPS* model and what it takes to implement CPS in a school. Listen Now

Landfill (program aired live on May 10, 2010) 
This program featured a caller who had questions about a variety of aspects of the CPS model, including: How does working on unsolved problems teach lagging skills? What do we do about the other 28 kids in a classroom when a challenging student is shutting down/acting out? How can we justify spending that much time with one student? How can we justify giving one student exemptions for assignments or making concessions for disruptions when we need to set a precident for other students? Listen Now

What's Up with This Student? (program aired live on March 29, 2010) 
On this program, a special education teacher called in to try to get a better handle on the behavioral challenges being presented by one of her middle school students. Ultimately, the discussion turned in the usual direction: toward consideration of the student's lagging skills and unsolved problems and how to "drill" for information so we understand students' concerns. Listen Now  

*Dr. Greene is the originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach -- and referred to his model by that name in his articles, chapters, research papers, and books prior to 2013 -- but now calls his model Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS). Read more here.