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Give 'Em Five: A Five Step Approach for Handling Challenging Moments with Adolescents by Larry Thompson and Angela Thompson


The Give ‘Em Five approach has been used with much success by classroom and special education teachers, administrators, counselors and support staff across North America. This book provides 30 case examples of challenging moments and specific recommendations for how to handle situations with students who are attention-seeking, manipulative, apathetic or hostile. Collectively, these cases can help you and your colleagues gain fresh ideas and concrete skills to handle those moments when students need feedback.
In particular, this book will help teachers, counselors and administrators gain fresh ideas for creating dialogues with students who respond to with the following levels of intensity:
• Level 1—Compliance
• Level 2—Moderate Noncompliance 
• Level 3—Severe Noncompliance