Constant and intense aggression, arguing, tantrums, noncompliance, and poor academic progress—these are characteristic of the Tough Kid.
You can't "cure" Tough Kids, but you can use proactive, positive techniques to manage and motivate them. Effective management will help your Tough Kids succeed in school and make life in your classroom easier for you and for the other students.
The Tough Kid Book (2nd ed.) is for regular and special education teachers, counselors, instructional coaches, and any educator who wants effective and positively focused classrooms. Learn how to structure your classroom to ensure success for Tough Kids and use practical techniques for managing difficult students.
The second edition features an all-new chapter on returning Tough Kids to the general education classroom and includes the Teacher Pleaser Social Skills and Teacher's Expectation Programs.
There is nothing more difficult for a teacher than a disruptive student. The Tough Kid creates magic by setting in motion evidence-based practices in a fun, engaging method that is simple and practical. Kids, even "Tough Kids," love them. Teachers are empowered to create a positive learning environment with the most challenging students.
—Sally LaRue, Ph.D.,
Director of Educational Support Services,