Snapshot: Ask any teacher what is most challenging about their job and, they are most likely to say “student behavior.” Non-compliance, disrespect, verbal abuse, fighting, tardiness, and/or general classroom disorder are among the many challenging behaviors teachers confront on a daily basis.
And, as an administrator, you have to spend a lot of your time dealing with student behavior other educators can’t manage on their own.
Dr. Terrance M. Scott and Dr. Peter Alter of the University of Louisville, will give you proven strategies to head off challenging behaviors before they occur and to deal with them effectively when you can’t avoid them. Their strategies are grounded in the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) approach that encourages desirable behaviors through effective communication of core expectations and making student-centered changes in school environments and in instruction.
In this webinar, the speakers will use real-world examples from their own experiences as teachers or from their work with other teachers.
- Defining challenging behavior
- Setting up classrooms to head off problems
- Antecedents–strategic planning to prevent challenging behaviors by students
- Instruction–teaching in a different way
- Consequences–effectively responding to challenging behavior
- Dealing with escalating behavior.
Other webinar topics:
- How to evaluate the student’s hidden agenda in repeating the behavior
- How to teach students a better way to satisfy their needs
- How to educate students about specific consequences for negative behavior
- How to give effective reinforcement
- How to avoid power struggles and develop effective punitive measures
Scott and Alter will present case studies of educators who have implemented the strategies to address challenging behaviors in their schools. You will also learn how to:
- Use non-verbal prompts and cues
- Recognize the characteristics of effective rules
- Use precorrection to remind students of appropriate behavior
- Teach students to manage and monitor their own behavior