Managing the Behavior of Today's Student: Come and Get Your Power Back!
Start: Monday, October 21, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (CDT)
Owatonna , Minnesota 55060
About the Training: "Nothing phases these kids anymore" "No matter what I do NOTHING works with these kids? "Kids are so disrespectful and you send them to the office and all they do is TALK TO THEM AND SEND THEM BACK TO THE CLASSROOM!" "You call home and the parents won't even pick up the phone!" There is no doubt students who enter our classrooms today are much different then they were just 10-15 years ago. In today's classrooms we can't use 1960 discipline practices with 2013 students, they just don't work! Come get your power back! There are behavior strategies that do work with the behavioral challenges our students bring into our classrooms today. In this session, educators will learn the variables that they can manipulate in their classroom that will prevent most behavior problems. When behavioral errors do occur, you will be ready to calmly and seamlessly CHANGE (not just stop, but change!) the behavior! In this session you will also learn: ?Why positive, proactive and instructional strategies are more effective at changing the behavior of students today over traditional reactive procedures (ISS, detention, punishment, etc.). ?Why understanding three principles to behavior change is the link to you getting your power back in teaching students how to be respectful, responsible and academically engaged. Preview of the Principles: STOIC, T-M-F, and Behavior Momentum. ?Why the direction the students' knees are pointed during instructional activities can greatly impact the behavior you get from your students. ?Why most teachers have classroom rules that they cannot consistently enforce, and when you cannot be nauseatingly consistent, you will have on-going discipline problems. ?The three categories of misbehavior, and in order to deal with the behavior effectively, you must first put the behavior in the correct category. ?The four, (not one) correction systems that all teachers need to have established in their classrooms so they are prepared to respond to the three categories of misbehaviors. ?The ONE difference between classroom expectations and classroom rules--This distinction is critical to successful behavior management, because it "sets you up" to be nauseatingly consistent ?The strong relationship between all three behavior principles (STOIC, T-M-F, AND BEHAVIOR MOMENTUM) and a Student's Point Sheet ?The most powerful strategy that impacts student behavior: Ratio of Interactions (Closest thing you are going to get to a magic wand!) If you feel you are pretty solid in your classroom management strategies and not feeling frustrated with the behavioral challenges students can bring into your classroom each day--here is the question: Can you articulate (name the strategies) what you are doing to our beginning teachers so they can learn from you? Come to this session and become consciously competent! About the Presenter: Laura Hamilton began teaching students with learning and behavior disorders in Buckner, Kentucky. For the next thirteen years, she continued her work, both in the classroom and with individual students, in a variety of educational settings across Kentucky and Indiana. While continuing to teach, she took a position with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) as a behavioral consultant. In this capacity, she helped school district leadership in developing Special Education programming and training modules in the areas of traumatic brain injury and emotional and behavioral disability. Over the next ten years, she worked on a number of programs for KDE, culminating with the Kentucky Instructional Discipline and Support (K.I.D.S) project, a statewide initiative to help schools and districts develop positive, proactive, and instructional discipline policies.