Bob Ross.jpgBy Jennifer Richardson

The other day I had the pleasure to see Ross Greene. Ross Greene is a leader in working with students with behavioral challenges. I have read his books and listened to his podcasts. In my world, he is a rock star.

The next morning when I went to school, I spoke with excitement about my experience seeing Ross Greene. A colleague then said, “I thought you looked artistic”. When I looked at her with confusion she clarified. “You are talking about the painter on television that makes the happy trees?” I laughed and told her I was talking about the behavior specialist, but, they had similar hairstyles.

I am thinking that maybe I should blend the two styles and rename student behaviors, “happy accidents”.