Episode 49: Classroom Management – An Interview with Dr. Ross Green part 2

In this episode I continue the interview on Collaborative Problem Solving in the classroom with Dr. Ross Green, author of The Explosive Child. As I stated in the previous episode, there are a variety of classroom management techniques, all designed to help solve the issue of how to discipline children who are having behavioral problems. I think you'll find that Dr. Green's approach makes a lot of sense and it can be implemented in the classroom as well as at home. A fascinating interview. [adsenseyu2] Here again are the resources on this topic that I think you'll find … [Read more...]

Episode 48: Classroom Management – An Interview with Dr. Ross Green

Classroom management techniques - there are a lot of strategies for dealing with behavior problems in the classroom. It's time to add Collaborative Problem Solving to your toolkit. Learn an alternative to traditional classroom discipline techniques like timeout or sending the child to the principal. A recent Time magazine article entitled "How to Make Great Teachers" mentions that in a 2001 survey of teachers, 44% listed "student behavior problems" as the reason they left the profession. What can be done? [adsenseyu2] In this episode I interview Dr. Ross Green, author of The … [Read more...]

Episode 31: Lemon Slices and a New Face on Mars! Gestalt Principles at Work

The gestalt principles of perception - how do they work? How do they explain the fact that we sometimes perceive strange things, and how we can appreciate works of art? In this episode I take a close look at why people see a lot of strange things around them - including me. We'll see images on lemon slices, on Mars, and on building tops. Why do we perceive these things? [adsenseyu2] Resources on Gestalt Principles … [Read more...]

Episode 23: Do Teachers Have to be Actors in the Classroom Today?

We often heard it said that teachers have to be actors today in order to keep the attention of today's low attention span students. Well, in this episode I agree that teachers and actors do think alike in many ways - but not in the ways most people think. Join me as I explore how teachers and actors think alike in terms of objectives, obstacles, "raising the stakes", and getting feedback from other actors/students. Resources for this episode Click here to go to the Angry Alien site where you can see the 30 second version of It's A Wonderful Life and other very funny movie re-enactments … [Read more...]