"A teacher can pick up this book and actually use the ideas from it with little or no hassle. The applications and exercises at the end of each chapter are especially excellent and very useful."
(Elise Geither )
"This book makes a significant contribution to the field for three reasons: first, it speaks to classroom teachers using straightforward language and relevant examples; second, it addresses a growing issue in today’s classrooms; third, it is concise, thus appealing to busy professionals. The coverage is complete without either significant omissions or excesses."
(Francesina R. Jackson, Assistant Dean, School of Education )
"With its practical recommendations, survey of important issues and user-friendly format, this guide meets a need not satisfied by any other such book. The material is well integrated, recurring themes and important points are interwoven throughout, and it is short, to the point, and easy to follow."
(Tery J. Medina, National Origin Coordinator )
About the Author
Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She has worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural settings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country’s largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators, including Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year, On Being a Teacher, Secrets for Beginning Elementary School Teachers, Counseling Skills for Teachers, English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work, Secrets to Success for Science Teachers, and Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People.
She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.
Jeffrey A. Kottler PhD is one of the most prolific authors in the fields of psychology and education, having written 75 books about a wide range of subjects during the past 35 years. He has authored more than a dozen texts for counselors and teachers that are used in universities around the world and a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include: Counseling Skills for Teachers, On Being a Therapist, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, Learning Group Leadership, and Changing People’s Lives While Transforming Your Own.
Jeffrey has worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, university, community college, and private practice settings. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru (1980) and Iceland (2000), as well as worked as a Visiting Professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal. Jeffrey is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton and President of Empower Nepali Girls that provides educational scholarships for at-risk children in Nepal.