This paper presents a case study of a recovering adolescent drug addict within the classroom setting. Three questions guided the study. What can the classroom teacher do to help the recovering teenage drug addict succeed academically? What role does building relationship through mentoring play in the academic success of this group? How does the improvement of the connection between school and home influence the academic success of this population? The study concluded that these students have a variety of needs often ignored at school. Steps that can be taken to aid this group of students include forming a team of support, building relationship with the student, improving the school to home connection, and working to empower the student. Other important findings centered on the teaching of accountability, filling in the gaps that exist academically due to prior use and advocating for the recovering drug addict.David, sitting coolly on the couch, noticed that Jordana#39;s writing assignment was an 8-sentence paragraph, similar to the one worked on by David previously. David had since moved on to expanding an 8- sentence paragraph into a 5- paragraph essay. He boldly proclaimed the ... Now he began to show some positive affect 58.
|Title||:||If I Don't Tell You the Truth, You Can't Ever Know Me: Knowing and Helping the Recovering Teenage Drug Addict|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|