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Youth Change Workshops Director

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Ruth Herman Wells M.S.




Author, Speaker and Workshop Instructor  Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. is the Director and Founder of Youth Change Professional Development Workshops. Ruth Herman Wells is the author of dozens of books and articles, and is the creator of the Breakthrough  Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop and book series.Top Ten Speaker Ruth Herman Wells

In 2011, Ruth was named a Top Ten Education Speaker by several organizations.  She is an adjunct professor for two universities, a featured columnist for SEEN Magazine, and her unusual classroom management posters have been heavily featured in the media, and can be seen on many North American TV shows and movies including in the two Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies.

Ruth and Youth Change Workshops have won many awards, and been included on many “Top 10 Speakers” Education Speaker Ruth Herman Wellsand “Best of” lists on many mental health, counseling, education, classroom management, special ed, speaker and career ed sites. Ruth is the creator of School Skills Training, the practical classroom management approach that actually teaches kids the exact skills that they need to become successful, motivated students. Ruth provides live, online, distance, and on-site professional development workshops, and breakout classes. She is also a popular K-12 education speaker and keynote presenter for both educators and mental health professionals. Read Ruth’s bio.

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