Focused Career Choices: How Teacher Educators Can Assist Students with Purposeful Career Decision-Making Throughout a Teacher Education Program.

Each semester in my teacher education classes, I explain some career facts to my students. I ask them to take a good look at each other, because the reality is that they will not all be graduating together and becoming teachers. (1) One or two in the room will never make it to student teaching, […]

Prospective First-Generation College Students: Meeting Their Needs Through Social Cognitive Career Theory.

First-generation students, or students whose parents did not attend college, represent 27% of all graduating high school students. They have unique needs that separate them from other students and that must be addressed in counseling. This article examines how school and career counselors can help these students through the use of Social Cognitive Career Theory. […]

Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

In this fully revised and expanded second edition, Setting Limits author Robert MacKenzie is back with even more time-proven methods for dealing with misbehavior and creating positive, respectful, and rewarding relationships with children prone to acting out and disobedience. Disruptive misbehavior, constant power struggles, manipulative or aggressive behavior–the challenges facing parents and teachers of strong-willed […]

Converting to a Behavior Analysis Format for Autism Services: Decision-Making for Educational Administrators, Principals, And Consultants.

This article is intended to orient school administrators and managers to the existing evidence for usefulness of ABA-based instruction for children with autism spectrum disorders, and to identify salient aspects of the educational system and setting that should be addressed by consultants when newly implementing ABA-based instruction. No one dimension of ABA implementation in schools […]

The Relationship Cure

From the country’s foremost relationship expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. John M. Gottman comes a powerful, simple five-step program, based on twenty years of innovative research, for greatly improving all of the relationships in your life—with spouses and lovers, children, siblings, and even your colleagues at work. Gottman provides the tools you […]

Cross-Gender Interactions in Middle School Counselor-Student Working Alliances: Challenges and Recommendations (School Counseling)

Middle school counselors are involved in cross-gender interactions with students daily. In order to explore middle school counselors’ experiences in cross-gender student-counselor working alliances, interviews were conducted with 22 practicing middle school counselors. Selections from the resulting conversations reveal that female and male middle school counselors describe their same-gender counselor-student relationships as less challenging and […]

Smart but Scattered

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a […]