The Inner Wealth Initiative: The Nurtured Heart Approach for Education
Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations › View or edit your browsing history After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.
About the Author
Tom Grove, M.A., L.M.F.T. Tom Grove is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at the Mental Health Center of Champaign in Champaign, Illinois. He divides his time between his therapy practice and helping schools implement the Nurtured Heart Approach. He has given numerous presentations and consultations to mental health providers, parents, and educators. He is a regular contributor to the advanced Nurtured Heart Approach training held in Tucson. Howard Glasser, M.A. Howard Glasser is the founder of Children’s Success Foundation and designer of the Nurtured Heart Approach. He and Jennifer Easley are the co-authors of Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach (1999), currently the top selling book on the topic of ADHD. He has been a featured guest on CNN and a consultant on 48 Hours. He lectures in the U.S. and internationally, teaching therapists, educators, and parents about the Nurtured Heart Approach, which is now being used in hundreds of thousands of homes and classrooms around the world. Howard is former director and clinical supervisor of the Center for the Difficult Child in Tucson. He has been a consultant for numerous psychiatric, judicial, and educational programs. Although he has done extensive doctoral work in the fields of Clinical Psychology and Educational Leadership, he feels his own years as a difficult child contributed the most to his understanding of the needs of challenging children and to the success of his approach. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Amazing resultsI am thrilled with this book. I also got two of his other books. For me it is the missing link. I am an experienced teacher and the classroom management ‘methods’ I have developed over the years work for 95% of my students. I suppose it has always been about control for me. When I get difficult students my impulse is to up my control methods that have worked for all the regular students. Sounds realistic, but for those few children who seem to relish the attention they get from engaging in this ‘power struggle’ my methods have failed miserably. The problem is I get one or two of these ‘intense’ or difficult children every term and I have always agonized over how to handle them. After reading this book I now realize how much negative energy I am giving out to these children. I would go home most evenings exhausted and defeated. The Nurtured Heart approach challenges you to use your same intense energy to recognise, validate and even create the most positive experiences for these same children. The results are amazing!!! I will never look back and I highly recommend the Nurtured Heart Approach to every educator and parent. The book is an easy read and the method is so natural once you make the paradigm shift. I was really ready for something like this as I knew there had to be another way. I go home feeling light and happy and am so grateful I came upon this approach.
Toby H. Hanna –
Positively positive, applicable, and filled with hopeI found The Inner Wealth- The Nurtured Heart Approach in Education to be a very user friendly book with sensible suggestions and premises. I wish the ideas in this book could be implemented in the very earliest grades. Teachers do not have time for a lot of non-sense and pie-in-the sky. This book is filled with ideas and approaches maintaining dignity and respect for both Teacher and Student. The book is grounded in reality.It teaches a more peaceful way of life which hopefully diminishes power struggles and the same old unworkable outcomes. I have profound respect for Teachers, and I realize many of the trying and even dangerous situations they find themselves facing. I found this book to be a motivater for so many students and a tool to help prevent exhaustion and burn out in so many Teachers. I found this book worth the money, and I plan to give this book as a gift to some of my special Teacher friends. This is a useful book, in my opinion, for Pre-school teachers.
AwesomeMy personal favorite of Howie’s books. They are all great, but what I like about this one is that there is such a wealth of detail. Like he compares one teacher in first period and the same teacher in second period, and why the class behaved so much better in one than in the other, based on the teacher’s use of the method more accurately in one than the other. This is useful for parents and teachers. I usually recommend this book first to people looking to implement the unparalleled Nurtured Heart Approach.
Ocean Breeze –
great approachI’m a believer in this approach and appreciate how this book is very specific to the classroom – good examples as well as explanations of what the approach is and what it is trying to accomplish.
Worked for me.Arrived promptly. There is more underlining than I expected, but it is okay. Other than the underlining the book is in good conditionl.
Rick Kiernan –
Five StarsGreat read!
Alegre Jibarito –
Please, be cautious, this is an attempt to port psychotherapy to the classroom.I am somewhat concerned about things proposed here. First, the Nurtured Heart Approach is a brand, owned by the Children for Success, an organization created by one of the writers. Second, this (The Inner Wealth Initiative) is not academic writing, but an appeal to teachers, in an attempt to port the Nurtured Heart into organizational wide environments. Third, the Nurtured Heart is therapy (also created by one of the writers) for very challenging conditions (ADHD, ODD, bipolar disorder, etc), that may involve brain disorders and high levels of disruption. Prior to this writing, the writers had developed and used this approach in more clinical environments, as a substitute to drug therapy, with apparently very good success. In their attempt to port this to schools, they recommend abolishing any other classroom management techniques. Perhaps, inadvertently, the writers are basically proposing therapy for all students and eradicate the concept of classroom management as a field within educational studies. Perhaps the writers will be successful in their attempt, but to many teachers this is a fantasy book, with some good suggestions.By the way, the book is hard to read, because of its strong emotional (inspirational – “positive”, “greatness”) tone. It is disorganized and highly repetitious. I was not impressed.======Update 5 Feb 2011:To my critics (as Hunter below):Please LISTEN, I have researched this. THE NURTURED HEART is a trademark (a brand) and it IS owned by The Children’s Success Foundation. I will demonstrate it right now: First, you can find the Trademark (TM) notation on top of its title in the cover page. This clearly and legally identifies a brand. Second, one of the cover pages, where the copyrights and ISBN number appers, clearly reads “The Nurtured Heart Approach is a trademark of The Children’s Success Foundation.”To add: in page 30 the writers state: “We believe that The Nurtured Heart Approach is a viable alternative to drug treatment for children who have been “diagnosed” with ADHD, ODD…” Throughout the book the list of conditions he suggests could benefit from this branded therapy is long and includes highly disruptive behaviors, to which the writers refuse to label illness, but “energy”. Second, in page 36, the writers explicitly ask for a clean break with any other classroom management technique, basically eradicating classroom management as a field of study. They want teachers to implement “shaping”, in the lines of what trainers do to Shamu (read page 41), with a highly timed/coordinated rewards systems. It is operant Conditioning at its strongest, but with a twist; trying to instill virtues in kids. So, perhaps cognitive at the end result.Hey, it apparently works at a clinical level. But why implemented in perfectly sane people? Besides, as a Teacher, I live in a much more cognitive world. External rewards systems are extremely dangerous (read Punished by Rewards, by Kohn).I am not kidding, I read the material, be very careful about implementing this. It has worked as therapy, it has almost no data as a classroom management technique.
Dale Garratt –
actually read this oneThere are lots and lots of books out there to help teachers. This is one of the best. One thing I like in particular is the concept that we educators can bring out the “greatness” of ALL of our students.