If you want to improve classroom management while promoting higher levels of learning, then this book is for you. Blake Fitzgerald, a veteran businessman now making a powerful impact on public education, shares a radical process of teaching at-risk students-one that gets results. His out-of-the-box thinking and drastic ideas will help you . eliminate redirection in the classroom; . boost students' learning beyond the lower cognitive level; and . convert troubled students into self-sufficient citizens. With more than twelve years of experience in public education, Fitzgerald recognized that conventional techniques do not always work when seeking to help students. By applying his ideas to a Discipline Alternative School, he has transformed troubled students into upright citizens using a technique counter to customary teaching. He created a peaceful environment not described in any other book or manual with a strategy he calls "isolationism."