Reaching the Wounded Student

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Aired on: September 8th, 2015

3:30–4:30 p.m. (ET)

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Our Guest(s) This Week

Joseph Hendershott

Dr. Joseph Hendershott has an extensive background in working with difficult and troubled youth in academic settings, and has served school systems as an assistant principal, head principal, and as principal at Boys’ Village School in Smithville, OH. Hendershott earned his EdD in Leadership Studies, and his MS in School Administration from Ashland University in Ashland, OH. He is currently Executive Director of Field Experiences in the College of Education at Ashland University. In addition to founding Hope 4 The Wounded, Hendershott is the author of Reaching The Wounded Student, and the upcoming 7 Ways to Transform the Lives of Wounded Students. He and his wife, Dardi, have nine children ranging in age from 4 to 25, and are licensed foster/adoptive parents with children adopted through U.S. foster care, Ethiopia, and the special needs program in China.

This Week's Topic

In the ongoing battle against dropout, Dr. Joseph Hendershott focuses on the “wounded” student: those traumatized by abuse, neglect, violence, bullying, poverty, and other societal ills. As founder of Hope 4 The Wounded Educational Seminars, Hendershott has dedicated his career to educating those who teach or work with marginalized students, sharing methods proven to ensure academic success through the implementation of programs including esteem building and emotional development, fostering characteristics that can be dormant in wounded students.

“Reaching the Wounded Student” will focus on:

  • how to identify a “wounded” student, how to recognize different types of trauma, and how wounds can be manifested through a variety of antisocial behaviors;
  • how to reach a “wounded” student and leverage “teachable moments” to teach and/or reinforce acceptable behaviors; and
  • how alternative discipline can achieve key outcomes for both student and teacher that lay the groundwork for effective teaching of marginalized students.

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