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Be sure to check out Dr. Greene’s other book, The Explosive Child, now in its fourth edition.
High Praise for Lost at School
Here’s what some smart folks are saying about Lost at School:

“No one in America has thought more deeply about the problems of disruptive children in school than Ross Greene. In his brilliant new book, he goes inside the minds of children and school personnel to explain why old-fashioned school discipline and Zero Tolerance policies have failed. Then he offers original and tested new strategies for working with the most behaviorally challenging children. Every teacher and administrator who has ever felt that traditional discipline isn't working should read Lost at School.”

Dr. Michael Thompson
Co-author, Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys and Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children
“Dr. Greene removes all doubt: Even with challenging kids, rewards and punitive ‘consequences’ can (and should) be replaced with collaborative problem solving. Lost at School is a detailed and immensely practical guide whose approach makes much more sense than behavior management plans and other tactics of control. It’s hard to imagine any educators, counselors, or parents who wouldn’t benefit from reading this book. And their kids will benefit even more.”

Alfie Kohn
Author, Beyond Discipline and Punished by Rewards
"In his new and dynamic book, Dr. Ross Greene presents an innovative and field-tested approach to understanding and guiding troubled students. Dr. Greene gives a voice to a group of children who are often misunderstood, and provides invaluable information and insights that will enable you to give challenging kids the care that they need and deserve. Those kids -- and the adults who care for them - are in Dr. Greene's debt."

Rick LaVoie
Author, The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child and It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success
“If you work in today’s schools, you know the world portrayed in Lost at School. You live it every day. Dr. Greene moves beyond labels (which don’t really help) and offers plans (which do help) that will ensure that your school really does not leave any children behind.”

Julie Benay, Principal
Swanton (Vermont) Elementary School
“We cannot ignore difficult student behaviors any longer. Dr. Greene's book is a timely contribution to the literature on how schools must support all students. This book is very readable and offers teachers practical strategies for helping students who might otherwise slip through the cracks. Dr. Greene's approach fits well with Response to Intervention (RTI) by providing practical Tier 2 supports for students who need them.”

Dr. Rachel Brown-Chidsey
School Psychology Program, University of Southern Maine
Author, Response to Intervention: Principles and Methods for Effective Practice and Assessment for Intervention: A Problem-Solving Approach.
“This book doesn’t whitewash the difficulty of working with challenging kids in the classroom. It also doesn’t blame or label such students. It begins with the only redemptive assumption a teacher can make: kids want to succeed and will if they can. Identifying a set of lagging skills and unsolved problems that block student productivity, the book provides a clear and practical approach to working with students to remove barriers to student (and teacher) success.”

Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson
Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
Author, The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners

From Lost at School:
“This book is not about academics. There are plenty of initiatives in the field of education to make sure kids get what they need academically. This book is about the kids those initiatives inexplicably left behind.”
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