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This is a training program that enables educators to help students manage their own behavior with valuable social skills. It offers a school-wide social skills curriculum, an administrative intervention process, and a proactive classroom behavior management approach. Students receive the basics of these skills during orientation.
"Love means giving your teens opportunities to be responsible and empowering them to make their own decisions. Logic means allowing them to live with the natural consequences of their mistakes---and showing empathy for the pain, disappointment, and frustration they'll experience" (Cline and Fay, 1992: Parenting Teens with Love & Logic).
"Choice theory is an internal control psychology; it explains why and how we make the choices that determine the course of our lives." [This theory explains] "why external control is so harmful and how a new, pro-relationship theory can replace it" [It seeks to] explain what [students] are doing to themselves" (Glasser, 1998: Choice Theory, A New Psychology of Personal Freedom)
Mr. Gentry collaborates with educators and business professionals internationally, offering strategies for mastering personal potential and overcoming obstacles. His presentations are powerful and energizing. His accompanying message of RESPECT is championed by students in schools on several continents. Mr. Gentry's professional development and keynote services are available to community groups, businesses, educators, and students for the purpose of inspiring personal and professional success.
The National At Risk Education Network, a non-profit organization directed by Dr. A. Dallmann-Jones, Author and Professor at Marian College, WI, is "dedicated to promoting the success of at-risk youth in our schools and supporting the educators who work on their behalf" (Dallman-Jones, 2006). NAMS-S embraces NAREN's 9-point quality program that focuses on curriculum, literacy, self-management, experiential work, small classrooms, planning, admin. support, community awareness, staff development.