Tier 2: SOME
The Cultural Lens of Perception
The Tough Kid Series
Disclaimer: Some students present additional challenges for teachers as a result of their behavior; however, instructors should not label their students "tough kids" and stereotype children. Such thinking undermines confidence in the intervention and the students' futures. This book contains excellent strategies, but the authors' use of terms is not always sensitive.
Though the strategies explained in this book could also be applicable as tier-3 supports, this book was introduced as our primary tier-2 textbook resource. Here is the description from Amazon: "Constant and intense aggression, arguing, tantrums, noncompliance, and poor academic progress-these are characteristic of the Tough Kid. It may be difficult to "cure" Tough Kids, but you can use proactive, positive techniques to manage and motivate them. Effective management will help your Tough Kids succeed in school and make life in your classroom easier for you and for the other students. The Tough Kid Book (2nd ed.) is for regular and special education teachers, counselors, instructional coaches, and any educator who wants effective and positively focused classrooms. Learn how to structure your classroom to ensure success for Tough Kids and use practical techniques for managing difficult students. This second edition features an all-new chapter on returning Tough Kids to the general education classroom and includes the Teacher Pleaser Social Skills and Teacher's Expectation Programs. Includes a CD of reproducible resources! Grades 1-8."