Lost at School
Lost at School

“No one in America has thought more deeply about the problems of disruptive children in school than Ross Greene.”
Dr. Michael Thompson

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Lost at School
“The wasted human potential is tragic. In so many schools, kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges are still poorly understood and treated in a way that is completely at odds with what is now known about how they came to be challenging in the first place. The frustration and desperation felt by teachers and parents is palpable. Many teachers continue to experience enormous stress related to classroom behavior problems and from dealing with parents, and do not receive the support they need to help their challenging students. Parents know there's trouble at school, know they're being blamed, feel their kids are being misunderstood and mistreated, but feel powerless to make things better and are discouraged and put off by their interactions with school personnel.”
Welcome to the recently revised and updated second edition of Dr. Ross Greene's influential book Lost at School. He continues…
“School discipline is broken. Not surprisingly, tightening the vise grip hasn't worked… yet public elementary and secondary schools in the United States continue to dole out a whopping 110,000 expulsions and 3 million suspensions each year, along with countless tens of millions of detentions.”
If school discipline is broken, the mission is to fix it. And in this highly readable, practical, realistic, positive book -- based on his work with thousands of challenging kids and their teachers, parents, and schools -- Dr. Greene describes how.
“This book does not bash or blame educators. Nor, for that matter, does it bash or blame challenging kids or their parents. It's about the need to make dramatic changes in a system that isn't working for teachers, parents, or challenging kids, and how to go about making those changes.”
This website includes general information about the model; answers to lots of questions about applying the model in school settings; and a compilation of articles, chapters, and research papers on the model.  For lots of additional resources on the model – including streaming video, commentary, and updates – visit the website for Dr. Greene’s non-profit organization, Lives in the Balance.