Welcome to the
Behavior and Classroom Management Problem-Solver Blog
K-12 Educational Articles
That Deliver the Best Answers to Turnaround Troubled and Problem Youth
Welcome to your first issue of Behavior and Classroom Management Problem-Solver Blog from Youth Change Workshops.
This blog is packed with articles that deliver dozens of interventions to turnaround problems like poor motivation, cyberbullying, bullying, trauma, bad attitudes, school failure, disrespect, bullying, work refusal, truancy, violence, withdrawal and much more.
My name is Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. I am the director of Youth Change Workshops, and an author, trainer, columnist, keynote speaker and adjunct professor.
I created this blog especially for teachers, special educators, principals, social workers, school counselors, psychologists, foster parents, juvenile justice staff, detention workers, and child therapists.
This first issue is an introductory one, to get you acquainted with this blog, as well as our free sample worksheets and other behavior and classroom resource materials sent by postal mail.
This first blog issue also introduces you to our huge web site that is packed with hundreds of interventions and solutions to turnaround problem youth and children.
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The Sample Worksheets by Mail
When you subscribed to the Behavior and Classroom Management Problem-Solver blog, you also requested free written sample intervention materials.
Those free worksheets and resources should arrive soon by postal mail.
In that packet are two lesson worksheets ready to use with your students to turnaround problems like apathy, violence, truancy, school failure, cyberbullying, work refusal and more.
You'll also receive our catalog and workshop flyer.
We're sure that you'll find our behavior and classroom management interventions to be much more powerful and effective than conventional approaches.
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Did you know that there are thousands of behavior and classroom management worksheets, lesson plans and strategies on our web site? If you need help, click Live Help at the bottom of the page, call 1.800.545.5736 or email. We have a huge site for you to explore, with every page devoted to the newest, best, and most powerful behavior and classroom management worksheets, resources and solutions for troubled youth and children.
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We hope that the sampling of interventions offered on our site and in our blog will give you a good start on using our powerful, state-of-the-art methods to turnaround your troubled youth and children.
Marvelous Motivation-Making Strategies
Here are a few of our favorite motivation-makers to get you started with some exciting, new behavior and classroom management strategies. You'll get dozens of great, new strategies in each upcoming issue of the blog.
Choose More or Less Money
Ask students which they would rather earn: more or less money than everybody else. When the students say "more", tell them that each degree doubles their pay, noting that high school grads earn roughly twice what dropouts earn.
A Motivation-Maker for the Millennium
Jobs available to drop-outs will become less available in the new millennium, plus the jobs that drop-outs can do will decrease about 1/2% in salary each year. College grads should show a 1% annual increase in the new century, and jobs for college and high school grads should increase in number.
Five Frightening Financial Facts for Females
1-Females earn just 70% of males
2-No one earns less than a female drop-out
3-To earn the same or more than a male, a female must have a college degree
4- Girls who are teem moms are the most likely to drop out of school than anyone
5- Teen moms are the most likely to live in poverty and go on welfare, and they are the least likely to ever get off welfare
But I'll Always…
Have students name jobs they claim they can always do without a diploma, then ask them to imagine how that job could be automated or eliminated. Ask students to determine how many blacksmiths, outhouse builders, stage coach drivers and typewriter makers still exist.
Future Help Wanted
For students who say they can always just work at McDonald's, show them this future employment ad, actually expected to be a reality in just 5-10 years: "Fast Food Worker Wanted. Must have excellent computer skills and computer training or college degree. Will run large, automated McDonalds solo and must maintain complex computerized restaurant cooking and delivery system. Excellent salary."
Ask your students this question: What do you call a nerd in 5 years? Answer: "Boss."
What's a Diploma Worth?
The next time one of your students says "A diploma is just a piece of paper," you can reply "Yes, a diploma is just a piece of paper…worth $329,000." That's how much more grads earn per lifetime compared to dropouts. This intervention works great using verbiage, but it also works wells as Poster #9.
Like These Behavior and Classroom Management Interventions?
The behavior and classroom management interventions shown above are from our books and posters, like the resources shown below. Stop using yesterday's methods with today's kids. You'll find working with difficult students doesn't have to be so difficult.