Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students: Radio Program & Listening Library

Helping behaviorally challenging kids in a classroom...while attending to the diverse needs of the other students...while trying to make sure they all do well on high-stakes testing...can be a daunting challenge, one not met by simply increasing detentions, suspensions, and expulsions and referring behaviorally challenging students into the judicial system. Dr. Greene's model can help! Want to learn more about the model? Do you have questions about how to get the ball rolling on using the model in your classroom or school? Are you running into trouble in your attempts to use the model with a particular student? Having trouble getting colleagues to buy in? The Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students Radio Program, sponsored by Lives in the Balance, is your opportunity to get your questions answered and listen to how other educators are using the model and overcoming some of the hurdles involved in responding more effectively to the needs of behaviorally challenging kids in schools. And the Listening Library contains recordings of these programs and provides a ton of useful information about various aspects of Dr. Greene's approach.

Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students airs live on the first Monday of every month at 3:30pm (Eastern time), September through May. To ask questions or make comments during the live program,call (646)727-2691. You can also submit questions or comments to be answered during the live radio broadcast using the Contact form on this website. To listen to the program while it's on the air live, click here. If you'd like a reminder when the program is about to go on the air, click here. You can always download past programs through iTunes or listen to them in the Listening Library below.


You'll find virtually every program from the past two years in the categories below.  They're filled with great information to help you implement Dr. Greene's approach in your classroom and school. Just click on a heading and you're there!

Recent Programs
In this section, you'll find the programs from the past few months (except for the Anytown and Educators Panel programs, which have their own sections below). 

Educators Panel
The Educators Panel -- three school principals -- gets together on the first Monday of every month during the school year to discuss the peaks and valleys of implementing Dr. Greene's approach in their schools, along with a variety of additional issues related to school discipline.  

The Basics
If you're new to Dr. Greene's model, this is the place to start. 

Getting Started 
Getting good at using Plan B is hard...but there are a variety of factors that make implementation of Dr. Greene's approach in a school even harder.  How do you get the ball rolling?  How do you sustain the effort? These are very informative programs. 

Using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems
The ALSUP is the instrument used to guide discussions about students' lagging skills and unsolved problems.  It helps adults get the right lenses on and know what specific problems they're working on. It's a crucial component of Dr. Greene's model, and these programs provide guidance on how to use this instrument. 

Using Plan B
Wouldn't it be great if using Plan B was really easy? Well, it's not, at least in the beginning. But these programs can help you get good at it.

Difficult Issues and Difficult Students
There are lots of difficult issues that can arise when a school is implementing Dr. Greene's approach...and there are some students with whom it's harder to use the model than others. This section contains some very important programs.   

Collaborating With Parents
One of the biggest hurdles in helping behaviorally challenging kids at school is collaborating with their parents. These programs should help! 

Anytown High School
Anytown High School is a real urban high school with real staff and real challenging students with real unsolved problems...and, over the course of 20 sessions, the staff at Anytown learned how to implement Dr. Greene's model -- and overcome various hurdles -- on live web-based radio!  These sessions are a great way to learn about the process, sequence, and challenges of implementing the model in a school. 

Where It's Happening
A lot of schools are implementing the model these days...and on these programs, you can hear what they're doing and how they're doing it. 

More Is Better
These programs didn't really fit neatly into one of the above categories...but they're worth a listen anyway!