Great workshop. I learned a lot that I can use. So many offer only theory not actual things you can use.
Got problem students? Here's immediate help.
Your staff name the problems, Ruth Herman Wells will deliver immediate answers. A veteran trainer, author, and counselor, Ruth will turbo-charge your staff's skills, providing hundreds of state-of-the-art, more effective interventions for classroom management problems, defiance, poor motivation, bad behavior, truancy, work refusal, gangs, apathy, dropping out, ADD, Asperger's, depression, and delinquency.
If your staff's training prepared them for Beaver Cleaver, but you have Bevis and Butthead showing up, Ruth Wells will update your team's skills to fit contemporary students. If your staff feels that "nothing works" to control some youngsters, Ruth has your solutions. If your staff are frustrated by work refusers, apathy, bad attitudes, and disrespect, Ruth's workshop can solve it all.
Ruth Herman Wells M.S. and her program, Youth Change has been training youth professionals throughout North America for almost 20 years. Youth Change provides information-packed on-site inservice workshops, and emotional keynotes. Youth Change also publishes many books, ebooks, and DVDs, all designed to deliver the newest and fastest solutions for the "worst" kid problems.
Youth Change director Ruth Wells' work has been featured in the Portland Oregonian, Orlando Sentinel, Child Welfare Report, Adolescence Magazine and in countless other publications. Ruth is the author of more than 20 books including Temper and Tantrum Tamers. She has written dozens of articles on how to turnaround problem and troubled youth and children. Ruth has trained thousands of teachers, counselors, mental health therapists, special ed teachers, and youth professionals throughout North America for approximately two decades. Ruth has helped create and manage many model youth programs including independent living, day treatment, mental health, juvenile justice and secure programs. She is a popular keynote and featured speaker at national conferences, counseling, and education events, but is probably best known for her surprising, information-packed workshops that are often standing-room-only. Teachers and other youth professionals routinely brave snow storms, cancelled flights, and even winter power outages to attend her workshops and events. Participants routinely travel from as far away as Australia, Japan and Africa to attend Ruth's practical, one-of-a-kind workshops.
Youth Change was created in the late 1980's to respond to the demand for training and resource materials as more and more youth professionals discovered that their college training had not sufficiently prepared them for the ever-more-serious problems they were seeing in their schools and agencies. These methods were not developed in an office far away from actual children, but in schools, day treatment programs, special ed classes, juvenile corrections sites, and residential treatment settings just like yours. Youth Change and Ruth Wells provide real-world answers for real-world problems, not more theory, but ready-to-use solutions that can prevent or manage the problems that contemporary youth present.
Veteran trainer Ruth Wells has your solutions. Ruth's workshops and keynotes will make working with difficult kids less difficult.
Featured Keynote Programs
Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth
Got problem students? This workshop is the Problem-Student Problem-Solver.
Your staff name the problems. This workshop delivers the newest and best solutions that exist for those exact concerns.
This workshop even has answers for work refusers, classroom management nightmares, absent students, bullies, and out-of-control youngsters. If you have found that "nothing works" with some of your students, then you have found your solution. This workshop shows you exactly what to do when conventional approaches fail.
The Breakthrough Strategies to Teach & Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop delivers 200 ready-to-use, more effective strategies to turnaround defiant, unmotivated, difficult, truant, violent, conduct disordered, oppositional, emotionally disturbed, depressed, non-compliant, learning disabled, and withdrawn youth and children ages 5 through 18. This workshop offers updated, innovative solutions that are more effective than conventional approaches.
If you are a teacher, counselor, special educator, social worker, psychologist, juvenile court worker, foster parent, or anyone workshop workbook workshop workbook who works with hard-to-reach, hard-to-manage youth and children, you will use every word of this workshop. Workshop participants will be asked to name the specific problem areas and ages that they want to cover during the course, and will walk out the door at the end of the seminar with 200 powerful, problem-stopping answers. The course workbook includes interventions and resources from our popular books, including our best selling Temper and Tantrum Tamers and Turn On the Turned-Off Student.
One and two day workshops available, plus college credit and clock hours.
If your training prepared you to work with Beaver Cleaver in the fifties, this workshop will turbo-charge your skills to fit contemporary students. Working with difficult students doesn't have to be so difficult. The Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop is your Problem-Student Problem-Solver.
Your Classroom Management Problem-Solver
Fast, Effective Solutions Teachers Aren't Taught in College
Solve your classroom management problems right here, right now.
This workshop is packed with fast, effective interventions that most colleges and universities do not include in teacher training. If your college preparation did not give you practical, pro-active tools for classroom management, this workshop will give you the immediate solutions you've needed all along.
The top reason that good teachers leave the profession: they are tired of working in an out-of-control classroom. Effective methods do exist to control even “uncontrollable students.” This workshop shows you how to identify different types of students, and gives you methods to manage each type of youngster. You know dozens and dozens of ways to teach content. That's what you learned in college. This workshop gives you dozens and dozens of ways to manage behavior so you can spend more time teaching content.
This powerful workshop shows you how to avoid or stop all types of classroom management problems including disrespect, apathy, bad attitudes, truancy, bullying, talk outs, work refusal, and more. This course covers every student you struggle with, even students with ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, poor reading skills, poor language skills, poor attendance, and so on. You will gain an arsenal of methods that are designed to work with every student, even when conventional approaches fail.
Whether you need to stop your worst classroom management nightmare, or you want to prevent a nightmare from starting, this workshop shows you what to do. If you need to tune-up a good classroom environment to be even better, this workshop is your solution.
Discover how to set rules students actually follow. Learn how to manage unmanagable students. Learn innovative ways to build motivation and reduce apathy. Take away methods that build enthusiasm and interest in school. Discover how to transform kids into prepared, motivated, skilled students.
If teaching has become hard work instead of what you love, let this workshop show you how to spend more time teaching and less time contending with problem behaviors. Let this workshop show you how to put an end to classroom management problems, and return you to doing what you love: teaching.
How to Motivate Motionless Students
Your college training didn't offer you hundreds of ways to motivate students, but this workshop will quickly make up for that.
Even if you have students who don't need school because they are going to play pro basketball, become the next American Idol, marry a wealthy man, win the lottery, or have their family take care of them, this workshop can solve it all. This seminar is packed with creative, one-of-a-kind interventions that convince students that they can’t even make it through the morning without more of an education. No matter what reason students believe that they don’t need school, this workshop has surprising methods that turnaround even the most unmotivated, disinterested, distracted, uninvolved and bored youngster.
If some of your students are at risk of dropping out, or they may ultimately lack essential education skills, this workshop is packed with methods that overwhelm the student with the truth about life without skills and a diploma. Stop struggling to teach students who don’t care about education, and let this workshop flood you with energetic, dynamic methods that leave youngsters understanding that they can’t even make it through the morning without education and a diploma.
Not only will this workshop turn you into a walking encyclopedia of motivation-makers, but you will learn how to reach unreachable students who just don’t care about anything, and appear utterly indifferent to attempts to get through to them. You will use our must-have apathy-busters every day to reach students who appeared unreachable. Even better, once all your students are more motivated to succeed in school, you will notice improvement in performance, attendance, behavior, attitude and more. Once your students believe that education is more important than the air they breathe, you will be working with transformed youngsters. Our solutions are not magic answers, but they are some of the most powerful, cutting-edge, new tools that exist. These approaches were created and tested with students just like yours.
Gather all the reasons your students say school and a diploma are a waste. Bring them to this workshop and we will flood you with compelling interventions that will show your students that school is the most important activity of their young lives. Think about what your job would be like if you were working with prepared, motivated, better behaved students. Let us make that thought become reality. We have the ready-to-use motivational methods you need now.
Control the Uncontrollable Student
The Secret to Managing Conduct Disorders and Oppositional Youth and Children
You are seeing more and more unmanageable youth, and these youngsters are becoming increasingly impossible to control. It seems like nothing you do works to control these children and youth. You wonder if a solution exists. You are tired, frustrated, and discouraged.
This workshop has immediate help for you. Educators are not taught how to manage conduct disorders and
oppositional-defiant youth and children, but mental health workers are. Let a veteran mental health counselor show you the do’s and don’ts of managing unmanageable youngsters.
Did you know that everyday, ordinary methods are going to continue to fail with these students? That’s the truth about what you face, so the sooner you learn the methods that work, the sooner you can love your job again. Remember: conventional methods always fail with these hard-to-manage students so ultimately you will continue to struggle indefinitely with them until you upgrade your skills to include special approaches crafted for this population. These targeted methods are easy to incorporate into the school and classroom, but they are not methods that you are likely to learn from within the education realm. In this workshop, a mental health professional will quickly show you what to stop doing, and also what to start doing to get back in charge. These basic mental health methods are not hard to learn, but they can yield startling results if your whole team learns them.
Stop worrying that your site may get more and more out of control or have a serious incident. As soon as your team attends this workshop, they will understand what makes out-of-control students tick, and what to do to best manage them. They will learn about how to more expertly supervise these challenging students, and will become thoroughly versed in pro-actively ensuring safety for both people and property.
If you struggle with violence, delinquency, bullying, non-compliance, disrespect, property damage, stealing, lying, harassment or defiance, don’t wait for a scary incident to happen. Pro-actively prevent incidents and problems from occurring by giving your entire staff the updated skills they need to best ensure classroom and school safety.
Estimates are that 11-14% of all students in the mainstream are severely misbehaved. That means you have at least several students in every classroom who will never be successfully managed using conventional approaches. Your staff need the specialized tools that exist for controlling these difficult students. Give your staff those tools now so that you can best ensure that all your team members can identify and control these youngsters. This workshop can literally be a life-saver.
Wonderful! Life changing! Worth my time, money and flight.
Best bang for my buck ever.
Coming to this workshop has given me a whole new set of tools for dealing with my students and providing direction for my staff. It was worth every minute of my limited time.
Day 1: 5-1/2 hours in L.A. freeway gridlock to get 5 hours of class. Day 2: I returned despite the traffic. Your information and teaching style brought me back!! Thank you.
4 years ago I took a group of teachers to your workshop. IT CHANGED MY LIFE. I gained a new understanding of the students I work with and now share your strategies as part of my new teacher training each year.
This workshop needs to be given to all teachers and administrators today. This workshop needs to taught to college students in teacher/counselor ed classes. The information is honest and hopeful and the skills are a gift. Thank you!
I have a whole new way to look at my special ed students. This is a very powerful workshop for educators.
I loved the way you tailored the interventions to the type of student. It was refreshing to finally attend a workshop where the presenter actually presented and didn't fill the workshop with touchy feely activities with little or no relevance.
Most interesting, useful workshop I've ever been to.
Instructor stuffed full of practical, immediately usable ideas.
I learned more in 2 days than in 4 years of college.
So many good ideas that I couldn't write fast enough.