The Tough Kid Tool Box

The Tough Kid Tool Box (3rd ed.), a companion to The Tough Kid Book, provides ready-to-use, classroom-tested tools to help you motivate and manage even the toughest-to-teach students.


2020 / 240 pp. and more than 75 reproducibles for download
For Grades:
  • William R. Jenson
  • Ginger Rhode
  • Natalie Allen Williams
  • H. Kenton Reavis
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Inside you’ll find forms, reproducibles, directions, and tips to implement behavior management strategies such as:

  • Behavior Observation
  • Mystery Motivators
  • Self-Monitoring
  • Classroom Contracts
  • Point Cards


  • Guidance on conducting an FBA (functional behavior assessment)
  • How to use your FBA to develop a Behavior Intervention Plan
  • Strategies such as Clean Your Plate, Points for Grumpy, the Be Cool Program, and more

The Tough Kid Tool Box provides complete step-by-step instructions so you can use the tools immediately, even if you haven’t read The Tough Kid Book. The book includes full-size blackline masters for copying, and reproducible forms in both English and Spanish are available for download.


  • William R. Jenson

    William R. Jenson, Ph.D., is a professor and past chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis from Utah State University in 1975. He directed the Adolescent Residential Unit in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Children's Behavior Therapy Unit (CBTU) for Salt Lake Mental Health. CBTU is a day hospital program for severely emotionally disturbed and autistic children. Dr. Jenson's interests include behavior management for severe behavior problems, behavioral assessment, school-based interventions, parent training, applied technology, and meta-analytic research.

  • Ginger Rhode

    Ginger Rhode, Ph.D., is the deputy superintendent for academic achievement in the Canyons School District in Sandy, Utah. Previous assignments in other school districts have included director of special education, director of federal and state programs, elementary school principal, junior high school vice principal, and teacher in elementary and secondary classrooms for severe behavior disordered/emotionally disturbed students. Her main areas of interest and expertise include classroom and schoolwide management, social skills training, generalization and maintenance of behavior, legal issues affecting students with disabilities, and providing a rigorous academic environment for all students.

  • Natalie Allen Williams

    Dr. Natalie Allen Williams is a professor in Teacher Education and co-director of the CAPES! (Children’s Adaptive Physical Education Society) program at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She was selected as the recipient of the 2018–2019 Presidential Teaching Excellence Award at Weber State University. Dr. Williams received her Ph.D. in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis at The Ohio State University in 2005. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Utah State University and the University of Utah, respectively, and has worked at both the state and district levels supporting students with behavior disorders in a variety of school settings. She worked on Utah’s BEST (Behavioral and Educational Strategies for Teachers) project from 1998–2001. Her interests include supporting students with behavior disorders in the classroom both academically and socially.

  • H. Kenton Reavis

    Dr. Ken Reavis, our honored colleague and former collaborator with The Tough Kid Series, passed away in 2001. Dr. Reavis’s work continues to benefit teachers, administrators, resource personnel, and parents today and to influence us as well. Dr. Reavis’s extensive educational experience in the field as classroom teacher, university professor, and administrator was reflected in his research, writing, and presentations. Most of all, Ken loved Tough Kids!