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Process Teaching

About This Resource

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.

Learn More: 


National Dropout Prevention Center Registry

Rating: Limited Evidence


Cost Information: 

No cost information

Who This Resource Is For


  • Behavioral Health
  • Dropout Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Tier 2
  • Tier 3
  • Age Range: 

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High
  • Adult
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Community Type: 

  • Inner City
  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Tribal
  • Urban