Brian Mendler was a kid who created challenges for teachers. As an adult, he became a special education teacher and now teaches teachers and administrators how to work with kids like him. He is the author of the book The Taming of the Crew which provides educators with easy to use strategies for preventing and responding to difficult, disruptive, defiant and unmotivated behavior.
He is engaging! His commentary is amazing and his sessions are thought provoking!
This interview took place right after an all day session (We were talking as he was traveling to the airport.) where he was working with an audience primarily composed of special education teachers. The energy of the audience was non-stop as Brian gave them ideas about working with kids who are difficult to teach and engage in positive ways in a classroom.
You can Google his name and you will find links that lead to his video clips.
You can also find him on FaceBook and Twitter at Brian Mendler.
Finally take a look at the company that sponsors him called The Teacher Learning Center. Find that website at www.TLC-sems.com