Professional learning series for educational assistants

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Outwit Challenging Behavior: Last Best Strategies to Help Students Make a Breakaway

Speaker: Jeffrey Bensen

Step away from all the daily frustrations and get a fresh perspective on the kids who test you the most.

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Resources:
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Challenges

Voice Volume
Counter Transference
Strengths and Interests
Working in a Force Field
Hattie Quote
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Jenny Edwards

How to Talk Effectively with Students: Speak the Language That Makes Them Feel Supported and Engaged

Speaker: Jenny Edwards

Jenny shares her powerful language tips for building positive relationships with students, deepening learning and exerting a positive influence on their lives.

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Margaret Searle

Get Surprising Results with Underachieving Students by Addressing Executive Function Deficits

Speaker: Margaret Searle

The importance of executive function is often overlooked when it comes to academic performance and behavior issues in the classroom. Discover how you can identify and address executive function deficits early on before discouraged and frustrated students develop major behavior problems.

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Handouts:

Root causes of problem behaviors
Learning and attention issues
Self-reflection strategy

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Teach Students How Their Brains Work: How Executive Function, Self-Regulation and Mindset Can Help Them Learn

Speaker: Kathleen Kryza

We are at an exciting time in education when we understand so much more about how the brain learns and what we can do to support students’ developing minds. Here’s how to share that information with students so that they can harness the powers of self-regulation, executive function and mindset.

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Other resources:

Executive Functioning in the Classroom
Kathleen Kryza’s website
Choice Words
Jack Naglieri’s website

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Bring Out the Best in Your Adolescents: Use Developmental Psychology to Unlock the Learning Potential of Grades 6-10 Students

Speaker: Karen Hume

Early adolescence is second only to the first two years of life for growth spurts and dynamic change in all areas of a child’s development–physical, social, emotional, moral and cognitive. Just as parents of toddlers need to be ever aware of developmental psychology to parent effectively, so do educators need a solid understanding of  their adolescent students in order to support them in during this rich learning time.

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Handouts:

Checklist 
Diverse groups 
Entry points 
Inventory

 

Peter Alter

25 Strategies to Reduce Challenging Behavior

Speakers: Peter J. Alter, Terrance M. Scott

Learn to head off challenging behaviors before they occur and to deal with them effectively when you can’t avoid them. The speakers’ strategies are grounded in the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) philosophy and approach.

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The Male Brain in Your Classroom: 10 Strategies for Teaching Boys and Managing Their Behavior in the Classroom

Speaker: Mike Gurian

Join Mike to learn about the science behind boys’ specific challenges, needs and strengths in the classroom.

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