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  • A Dark Journey to a Light Future Quick View
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    • A Dark Journey to a Light Future

    • $11.95
    • I knew since I was young I would get out. The judge told me that with my attitude I would be dead or locked up in five years, and I said "okay" with a grin. When I was released the next day, the judge did not know that he created a monster within me-his word fueled a fire inside me that was burning all along. God has ordained each of us for greatness. Unfortunately, the wiles of worldly convictions and possessions provide detours and stumbling blocks. This is the true story of the experiences of a young, African-American child, destined…
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  • A Search for Common Ground: Conversations About the Toughest Questions in K–12 Education Quick View
  • Becoming the Educator They Need Quick View
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    • Becoming the Educator They Need

    • $24.95
    • "They don't care about their education." "They are not capable of learning." "I can't work with them." "I can't get through to them." Just as you may have thought these things about your students, they, too, may have similar thoughts about you: "She doesn't care about my education." "He is not capable of understanding me." "I can't work with her." "I can't get through to him." While all students in your class, building, or school district need your support, the Black and Latino male students—the most underserved, suspended, and expelled students in education—need you to understand them as you support them so…
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  • Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math, Grades 6-12 Quick View
    • Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math, Grades 6-12 Quick View
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    • Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math, Grades 6-12

    • $30.95
    • Banish boredom once and for all! If your STEM lessons are falling on disinterested ears, mix things up with engaging, brain-based science and math strategies that captivate students’ attention, activate prior knowledge, and invigorate interest. Blending current research on the student brain with practical methods for teaching science and math, Almarode and Miller identify six essential "ingredients" in a recipe for student success. You’ll discover a customizable framework you can use right away, classroom-ready, content-specific attention grabbers, and techniques for making relevant connections that maximize retention.
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  • Classroom180 Quick View
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    • Classroom180: A Framework for Creating, Sustaining, and Assessing the Trauma-Informed Classroom, by Heather T. Forbes, LCSW is a comprehensive roadmap of what it means to fully create, implement, and sustain a trauma-informed classroom from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Additionally, Classroom180 includes an assessment tool, the Classroom180 Rubric, that can be used by administrators and others specialists who support teachers on the journey of becoming trauma-informed. Creating an effective and life-giving trauma-informed classroom goes far beyond a few fidgets and a calm corner. This comprehensive book will move you to the leading edge of being trauma-informed. Forbes has developed a system of five domains with…
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  • Go See the Principal: True Tales from the School Trenches Quick View
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    • Go See the Principal: True Tales from the School Trenches

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    • From an elementary school principal and popular YouTube personality, inspiration and humor for educators to tackle the challenges they face day-in and day-out Gerry Brooks is an elementary school principal turned YouTube celebrity who entertains K-12 teachers, administrators, and parents across the country. He tells jokes with the kind of mocking humor that gets a laugh, yet can be safely shared in school. After all, even great schools have bad days -- when lesson plans fall through, disgruntled parents complain, kids throw temper tantrums because they have to use the same spoon for their applesauce and mashed potatoes, and of…
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  • Help for Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach to Helping Challenging Children in the Classroom Quick View
  • How Learning Works: A Playbook Quick View
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    • How Learning Works: A Playbook

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    • Translate the science of learning into strategies for maximum learning impact in your classroom. The content, skills, and understandings students need to learn today are as diverse, complex, and multidimensional as the students in our classrooms. How can educators best create the learning experiences students need to truly learn? How Learning Works: A Playbook unpacks the science of how students learn and translates that knowledge into promising principles or practices that can be implemented in the classroom or utilized by students on their own learning journey. Designed to help educators create learning experiences that better align with how learning works,…
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  • Ideas, Ideas, Ideas Quick View
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    • Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

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    • This is the quintessential resource for getting started with Renaissance best practices and ideas for improving your school's culture and climate. The ideas are based on Renaissance Hall of Fame educator Steve Bollar's popular sessions at the Renaissance National Conference. Ideas are organized into four sections: Student Engagement, Staffulty Fulfillment, Connecting with Parents and Community, and The Look of the School, plus additional inspirational messages from the author.
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  • Move Your Bus Quick View
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    • Move Your Bus

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    • 123 - New York Times bestselling author and award-winning educator Ron Clark applies his successful leadership principles to the business world in this effective and accessible guidebook, perfect for any manager looking to inspire and motivate his or her team. Includes a foreword by bestselling author and FranklinCovey executive Sean Covey. Teamwork is crucial to the success of any business, and as acclaimed author and speaker Ron Clark illustrates, the members of any team are the key to unlocking success. Imagine a company as a bus filled with people who either help or hinder a team’s ability to move it forward:…
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  • Perspective! The Secret to Student Motivation and Success Quick View
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    • Perspective! The Secret to Student Motivation and Success

    • $28.95
    • Jumpstart Motivation with a Shift in Perspective. Motivational speaker Tommie Mabry builds from personal experiences as a child labeled “at risk” to promote empathy and understanding in motivating the success of youth. Written in a clear style, this practical guide leads educators through shifting student perspectives on the value and benefits of formal schooling. The key to motivation is a holistic construct encompassing mindset, emotions, effort, and outcomes. Layered with effective methodologies, chapters address critical topics important to this view of perspective, including extensive information on building positive relationships, drawing on educators’ empathic capacity and engendering trust.
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  • Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Success Quick View
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    • $25.95
    • A revolutionary new educational model that encourages educators to provide spaces for students to display their academic brilliance without sacrificing their identities Building on the ideas introduced in his New York Times best-selling book, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood, Christopher Emdin introduces an alternative educational model that will help students (and teachers) celebrate ratchet identity in the classroom. Ratchetdemic advocates for a new kind of student identity—one that bridges the seemingly disparate worlds of the ivory tower and the urban classroom. Because modern schooling often centers whiteness, Emdin argues, it dismisses ratchet identity (the embodying of “negative” characteristics associated with lowbrow…
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  • Roadmap to Responsibility by Larry Thompson Quick View
  • Stand Tall to Think Differently and Lead Successfully Quick View
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    • Stand Tall to Think Differently and Lead Successfully

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    • Stand out like you’re 7 feet tall — how to think and act differently as a K-12 leader Tall people stand out in a crowd. Tall people think and act differently: people like author Steven Bollar. He has spent his career as a principal and administrator creating school cultures that make students excited to learn and achieve their goals. In Stand Tall Leadership, Steven shows you that it doesn't matter what your natural height really is—you can stand tall in everything you do by thinking and acting differently from those around you. Designed for K-12 leaders, this unique and engaging book…
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  • Teach with Your Heart: Lessons I Learned from The Freedom Writers Quick View
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    • In this passionate, poignant, and deeply personal memoir and call to arms, Erin Gruwell, the dynamic teacher who nurtured an extraordinary group of high school students from Long Beach, California, who called themselves the Freedom Writers, picks up where The Freedom Writers Diary—and the hit movie Freedom Writers—left off and brings the reader up to date on where the Freedom Writers are today. Including their unforgettable trip to Auschwitz, where they met with Holocaust survivors; their tour of the attic of their beloved Anne Frank; and their visit to Bosnia with their friend Zlata Filipović, Teach With Your Heart chronicles what happened with the…
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  • The Education Revolution: How to Apply Brain Science to Improve Instruction and School Climate Quick View
  • The Equity & Social Justice Education 50: Critical Questions for Improving Opportunities and Outcomes for Black Students Quick View
  • The Poverty Problem: How Education Can Promote Resilience and Counter Poverty’s Impact on Brain Development and Functioning Quick View
  • The Trouble With Black Boys: …And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education Quick View
  • Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities Quick View
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    • Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities

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    • An innovative, comprehensive guide—the first of its kind—to help parents understand and accept learning disabilities in their children, offering tips and strategies for successfully advocating on their behalf and helping them become their own best advocates. In Thinking Differently, David Flink, the leader of Eye to Eye—a national mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues—enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting the 20 percent of students with learning disabilities. An outstanding fighter who has helped thousands of children adapt to their specific learning issues, Flink understands the needs and…
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  • Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine Quick View
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    • We think we have to push our kids to do more, achieve more, BE more. But we’re modeling the wrong traits—like rule-following and caution—and research shows it’s NOT working. This kind of “Striver” mindset isn’t just making kids unhappier, says Dr. Michele Borba…it’s actually the opposite of what it takes to thrive in the uncertain world ahead. Thrivers are different: they flourish in our fast-paced, digital-driven, often uncertain world. Why? Through her in-depth research, Dr. Borba discovered that the difference comes down not to grades or test scores, but to seven character traits that set Thrivers apart—confidence, empathy, self-control, integrity, curiosity, perseverance,…
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  • Working with Students: Discipline Strategies for the Classroom Quick View
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    • It’s your classroom, here’s how to manage it for success. Whether you’re a beginning teacher or a seasoned vet, classroom discipline is an everyday issue that leads to stress or to satisfaction, depending on how the day goes. This powerful little guide will help you get a handle on your classroom management and you won’t have to take a leave of absence to learn how to do it. You’ll discover how to handle student bullies, perfectionists, entertainers and others; respond effectively to the various types of parenting; set rules and guidelines for behaviors and consequences; reduce inappropriate behaviors like harassment,…
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  • Give ‘Em Five: A Five Step Approach to Handling Challenging Moments with Children by Larry Thompson and Angela Thompson Quick View
  • Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation with CD by Brad Chapin Quick View
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    • Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation with CD by Brad Chapin

    • $39.95
    • Self-regulation includes a universal set of skills necessary for academic success emotional control and healthy social interaction. With this single resource, teachers, counselors and administrators will be able to address children's anger problems, academic performance, challenges, anxieties, school safety issues, self-esteem, social skills and much more. From the creator of the popular web-based Challenge Software program for children comes a resource that provides a solid yet flexible foundation for intervention. The individual strategies are presented in a simple step-by-step process using lessons activities and reproducible worksheets. These strategies can be used individually for a quick intervention with children. They can…
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  • Closing the Attitude Gap by Baruti K. Kafele Quick View
    • Closing the Attitude Gap by Baruti K. Kafele Quick View
    • Closing the Attitude Gap by Baruti K. Kafele

    • $24.95
    • In this inspiring and thought-provoking follow-up to his 2009 best-seller Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, Baruti Kafele makes the case that the "attitude gap" that often affects underperforming students can only be closed if educators first help students develop the will to strive for excellence
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  • The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence Quick View
    • The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence Quick View
    • The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

    • $19.95
    • "Why do I lead?" With this deceptively simple question, best-selling author Baruti K. Kafele begins a powerful examination of what it takes to make a school community achieve the greatest success in the classroom and beyond. In The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence, Kafele, a veteran school administrator, guides motivated school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises designed to yield a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work that they do.
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  • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education Quick View
    • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education Quick View
    • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

    • $17.95
    • A New York Times Best Seller Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y’all Too is the much-needed antidote…
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  • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder Quick View
    • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder Quick View
    • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder

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    • Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus…
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  • The Teacher 50: Critical Questions for Inspiring Classroom Excellence Quick View
    • The Teacher 50: Critical Questions for Inspiring Classroom Excellence Quick View
    • The Teacher 50: Critical Questions for Inspiring Classroom Excellence

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    • In this thoughtful guide for novice and veteran educators alike, Baruti K. Kafele takes readers on a reflective journey designed to reignite their passion for teaching. Kafele's 50 questions and penetrating insights reveal how you can Inspire students of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to strive for academic excellence; Develop strong relationships with students, their parents, and the greater community; Address the challenges and promises presented by millennial learners; and Boost your motivation and excitement about teaching despite entrenched obstacles and daily frustrations.
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  • Turning Tough Parents Into Strong Partners Quick View
  • Drama Llama Activity Book with CD Quick View
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    • Drama Llama Activity Book with CD

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    • The Drama Llama Activity Guide offers 12 thought-provoking and skill-based activities that compliment the storybook, The Drama Llama. These activities can help students understand how stirring up drama can hurt relationships with others. It also provides practice in skills and strategies for preventing and coping with overly-dramatic situations. Each activity includes discussion questions, checklists, games, role plays reproducible worksheets and suggestions for the entire school. Topics include:
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  • Thrive in the Hive with CD – Surviving the Girl’s World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-haviors by Stephanie JensenThrive in the Hive with CD – Surviving the Girl’s World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-haviors by Stephanie Jensen Quick View
  • Boys and Girls Learn Differently by Michael Gurian Quick View
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    • Boys and Girls Learn Differently by Michael Gurian

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    • In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian has revised and updated his groundbreaking book that clearly demonstrated how the distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a proven method to educate our children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities. The innovations presented in this book were applied in the classroom and proven successful, with dramatic improvements in test scores, during a two-year study that Gurian and his colleagues conducted in six Missouri school districts.
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  • High on the Spectrum: Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism, and Related Personalities by Mike Paget & Kim “Tip” Frank Quick View
  • That One Kid by Brian Mendler Quick View
  • 102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children and Adolescents by Donna Strom, Kaye Randall & Susan Bowman102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children and Adolescents by Donna Strom, Kaye Randall & Susan Bowman Quick View
  • 131 Creative Strategies for Reaching Children with Anger Problems by Tom Carr131 Creative Strategies for Reaching Children with Anger Problems by Tom Carr Quick View
  • Roadmap to Responsibility: The Power of Give ‘Em Five to Transform Families Quick View
  • Aggressive and Violent Students by Robert Bowman, Jo Lynn Johnson, Mike Paget and Mary Thomas WilliamsAggressive and Violent Students by Robert Bowman, Jo Lynn Johnson, Mike Paget and Mary Thomas Williams Quick View
  • All About Boundaries by Tonia Caselman Ph.D. & Beth CohenAll About Boundaries by Tonia Caselman Ph.D. & Beth Cohen Quick View
  • Black Girl Blues by Carolyn StrongBlack Girl Blues by Carolyn Strong Quick View
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    • Black Girl Blues: Small Group Sessions, Activities and Discussions to Combat Intra-Racial Bullying focuses on the relationships between African-American girls. It exposes the historical, cultural and social factors behind girl bullying among the African-American culture. While economic status and identity development are among the causes, physical characteristics are also often the source of intra-racial bullying. This helpful book can be used by professional school counselors, teachers, administrators, youth leaders and/or other professionals who interact with African-American girls. The lessons are aligned with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Standards.
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  • Bullying in the Girls’ World with CD: A School-Wide Approach to Girl Bullying by Diane SennBullying in the Girls’ World with CD: A School-Wide Approach to Girl Bullying by Diane Senn Quick View
  • Changing Young Lives One Story at a Time by Tom Carr Quick View
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    • This newly-revised book contains inspirational stories for all ages. Not only is it a book of reflection but also one of motivation. Tom Carr has taken stories from everyday life and added follow-up activities to reinforce each lesson. These stories and activities can be read and discussed with students at school or home to strengthen their personal character. Topics include: Anger Honesty and character Reputation Overcoming adversity Personal struggle Procrastination Kindness and compassion.    
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  • Defying the Defiance by Kim “Tip” Frank, Mike Paget & Jerry WildeDefying the Defiance by Kim “Tip” Frank, Mike Paget & Jerry Wilde Quick View
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    • Defying the Defiance by Kim “Tip” Frank, Mike Paget & Jerry Wilde

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    • Every class has a range of students from those who are always cooperative to those who predictably fight the teacher for control every step of the way. In the most challenging classes this oppositional and defiant student is on the verge of preventing him/herself and many of other students from focusing on learning. This book will help classroom teachers find effective ways to avoid disruption and increase cooperation from the most resistant oppositional and defiant students. As teachers begin to understand the underlying causes and dynamics of opposition they will be able to develop additional strategies that will lead to…
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  • Empower a Child, Change a Life by Terry Centrone Quick View
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    • Empower a Child, Change a Life by Terry Centrone

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    • Previously titled, How Not to be a Bully Target, this revised program helps targets of bullying behavior to appreciate and tap into their own inner-strengths. They will begin to value themselves and realize that everyone deserves respect. The self-confidence building techniques empower children to realize that they deserve to be treated with dignity. This book follows the story of Mya McGreggor (a fifth grade student) as she develops her self-confidence in the face of being bullied. Children will be given a short excerpt from the story to read and will emerge stronger and more confident as they accomplish the follow-up…
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  • Give ‘Em Five: A Five Step Approach for Handling Challenging Moments with Adolescents by Larry Thompson and Angela ThompsonGive ‘Em Five: A Five Step Approach for Handling Challenging Moments with Adolescents by Larry Thompson and Angela Thompson Quick View
  • Handling Difficult Parents by Dr. Allen Mendler Quick View
  • Helping Preschool-Age Children Learn Self-Regulation by Brad Chapin, Lena Kisner and Brooke StoverHelping Preschool-Age Children Learn Self-Regulation by Brad Chapin, Lena Kisner and Brooke Stover Quick View

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