Course Description

This course is designed to help you to create positive relationships with students who display challenging behaviors so that they are able to thrive under your instruction. As you read and reflect on the text "Lost and Found: Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students (and While You're At It, All the Others)" by Ross W. Greene, PhD, you will learn the basic tenants of the program, formerly known as Collaborative Problem Solving, and learn how to get to the root of student's struggles with meeting expectations inside the school setting, by working in partnership with the student. You'll learn that there's more to behavior management than incentive charts, punishments, or functional behavior assessments. At the end of this course you will have gained a better understanding of what CPS is and how to use its strategies to transform your classroom management style.

Grade levels: K - 12


Thank you so much for the class and all of your thoughtful comments on my assignments, I appreciate that. This has been a tremendous help and I'm sure will effect my teaching deeply. - Winter 2018 Student

Thank you for all of your feedback. I really appreciate it and have truly enjoyed this class. I have learned a lot and cannot wait to put a few things in to practice in my own classroom. - Winter 2018 Student


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Section Title
Collaborative and Proactive Solutions to Behaviors in the Classroom
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $660.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawal requests submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located at: https://ce.spu.edu under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Section Materials
  • Textbook (Mandatory) Lost and Found: Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students by Greene, Ross W. © 2016 Jossey-Bass
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