Do pesky, repetitive, low-level disruptive behaviors cause you to sometimes feel like a firefighter instead of a classroom teacher… Always putting out fires! Issuing repeated warnings and multiple requests throughout the day can make you feel like you are putting out fires all day long. It depletes your energy as a teacher, but more importantly, it steals away valuable time from teaching and learning. In your classroom, timing is everything and early intervention is critical.Our seminar teaches an amazingly effective strategy that relies on the contingent withdrawal of attention from a student exhibiting emergent (low level) misbehavior. This unique approach instructs teachers in how to appropriately stop the student, re-teach, check for understanding, and send the student back to work independently. Students are given a prompt, allowed to self-correct, and then asked to identify the interfering behavior – all while never leaving an academic environment. It is a POWERFUL response to shutting down problem behavior because it refines and adapts a century old strategy to have a dramatic impact on the contemporary classroom.
Classroom Management Benefits for Teachers
- Teachers will learn how to “read the room” and swiftly, positively, and gracefully nullify challenges.
- Teachers will learn how to teach students how to peacefully coexist in their classroom.
- Teachers will learn how to firmly but fairly carry out disciplinary actions.
- Teachers will learn how to stop letting minor and major challenges overrun important teaching time
- Teachers will learn to handle nearly any classroom situation that arises.
Teachers will know...
...how to detect and correct classroom problems without stopping teaching.
...how to avoid power struggles.
...how to set effective limits.
...how to arrange and design the classroom environment for maximum performance (including 15 powerful desk arrangements from traditional to unorthodox).
...how to teach students to behave appropriately in class and in social settings.
...how to zoom through the curriculum like never before.
...how to firmly but fairly carry out disciplinary actions.
...how to NEVER again give multiple warnings or repeated requests!
...how to build and maintain trust with challenging children.
...how to reach at-risk children and turn them into productive classroom members.