Model Program

Process Teaching

8740 Sleepy Hollow Lane
Potomac, MD 20854
http://www.kahlercom.com

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Contact Information:
Dr. Judith A. Pauley, PhD
Adjunct Professor
301.983.8447
judy@kahlercom.com

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention
Recovery/Reentry

Both

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

All Ages

Rural
Urban
Suburban
Inner City
Tribal

Individuals
Clusters/Groups
Grade Level
School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

The program shows teachers, mentors and parents how to individualize the way they communicate with, motivate, and establish relationships with every student. When they do this, students are more interested in school, are more motivated to learn, study, and stop their disruptive behaviors. They feel they belong and that someone cares about them. Teachers and mentors have taught students how to get their motivational needs met positively. In one alternative school in California, 30 out of 31 7th grade students improved their grades and stopped their negative behaviors after their teacher helped them work out strategies to get their needs met positively. The concepts are research based (16 dissertations and 9 theses), have been applied clinically to speed up recovery time of patients, used in leadership, management, and education for more 40 years. The concepts work in every culture and in every environment - inner city, urban, suburban and rural.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Adult Education, Alternative Education, Behavior Management/Discipline, Bullying/Violence, Charter School, Community Collaboration, Counseling/Advisories/Coaches, Early Childhood Education, Extended-School/Summer Program, Extra Curricular, Family/Parental Involvement, Mentoring/Tutoring, Middle/Early College, Professional Development, Students with Disabilities, Substance Abuse, Teen Pregnancy

Strategies for Locating Students:
Unspecified

Starting Date: 1985
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Reenrolled Students with Disabilities: N/A
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Has a learning disability or emotional disturbance
  • Parenthood
  • High-risk peer group
  • High-risk social behavior
  • Highly socially active outside of school
  • Low achievement
  • Poor attendance
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort
  • Low commitment to school
  • No extracurricular participation
  • Misbehavior
  • Early aggression

Family factors

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • High family mobility
  • Low education level of parents
  • Large number of siblings
  • Not living with both natural parents
  • Family disruption
  • Low educational expectations
  • Sibling(s) has dropped out
  • Low contact with school
  • Lack of conversations about school

School factors

  • Limited resources: expenditures per student/ teacher salaries/ student-teacher ratios
  • School size: too small/too large
  • Race/ethnicity
  • School math achievement
  • School policies and practices
  • Student engagement
  • Teacher expectations

Community factors

  • Family composition/socioeconomic status
  • Local labor market/neighborhood stability
  • Youth social attitudes

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Clear social norms
  • Good relationships with parents, peers, and teachers
  • Involvement with positive peer activities
  • Perception of support from adults and peers

Independence

  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards
  • Positive/resilient temperament

Competence

  • Social competencies
  • Self efficacy

Creativity

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility

Optimism

  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self
  • Optimistic

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is less than $25,000 or less than $500 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies
School Districts
Foundations
Faith Based Organizations
Service Clubs
Donations
Organizations/Agencies

Teachers
Counselors
Volunteers
Social Workers
SROs

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Instructional Texts/Manuals

100 Black Men of DeKalb County Georgia, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Maryland, CHOICE Program UMBC Maryland, various universities

Evaluation Information:

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at school/district level