The Explosive Child - 2024 Paraeducator Book Study

May 21, 2024 - June 11, 2024

Special Education


Please read the first 4 Chapters of the book for our first session.

Here is the Zoom meeting information:

Lisa Kruse is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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    Meeting ID: 933 6613 5969
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May 17

The newest edition of The Explosive Child is the 6th edition. The ISB number is 0063092468. You may be able to find it at your local library or online. 

The Amazon Link is for the book is here



Mar 25

Please note the date changes. Lisa had incorrect dates listed for the Tuesday evening sessions. If you registered and cannot attend on these dates, please contact Lisa Kruse at for more information.

  • Tuesday, May, 21, 2024, 7-8 pm 
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 7-8 pm 
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 7-8 pm 
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2023, 7-8 pm
Mar 18

The Explosive Child 

Author: Ross W. Green, Ph.D. 

Facilitated by Lisa Kruse 

Limited to 20 participants 

The explosive child responds to routine problems with extreme frustration—crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave parents & teachers feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Adults have tried everything - reasoning, explaining, punishing, sticker charts, therapy, medication—but to no avail. They can’t figure out why the child acts the way he/she does, and they don’t know what to do instead.

Based on neuroscientific research, Dr. Greene provides a new framework for understanding children’s difficulties. Explosive kids lack some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem-solving, and they require a different approach. Dr. Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) model promotes working with explosive children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes and teaching these kids the skills they lack.

Format: Zoom Meetings (Link will be shared upon registration) 

Book Study Meeting Dates: 

  •  Tuesday, May, 21, 2024, 7-8 pm 
  •  Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 7-8 pm 
  •  Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 7-8 pm 
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 7-8 pm 

How it works: 

  1. Contact Lisa before purchasing the book or you can check it out from the library.
  2. Read the assigned chapters before the Zoom meetings
  3. Attend Zoom meetings (if you have a conflict, please let Lisa know in advance)
  4. Engage in discussion a minimum of 1-2 times during the Zoom meeting (either verbally or via the chat)
  5. Reflect (orally or in writing) on how the insight you gained from the book study will impact you as an educator.
  6. If you are not present for a ZOOM meeting, you will be required to provide a written summary of the chapters covered to receive your hours.
  7. A certificate with your 15 credit hours will be issued upon completion of the book study

2024 Paraeducator Book Study Information 

**15 professional development hours will be awarded for participation in a book study or podcast series. A certificate of completion will be provided.

NOTE: The hours will be awarded for the 2023/2024 school year OR the 2024/2025 school year.


Registration closed on 5/21/2024

Available Credit or Activity Hours

Act 48 Activity Hours
15.0 Hours
Academic Content Studies Special Education
General Activity Hours (non-PDE)
15.0 Hours


Tuesday, May 21
7 - 8pm
Session 1
Tuesday, May 28
7 - 8pm
Session 2
Tuesday, June 4
7 - 8pm
Session 3
Tuesday, June 11
7 - 8pm
Session 4