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February 13, 2018

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CHICAGO NORTH
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Reducing Recurring Behavior Problems with DIFFICULT, DISRUPTIVE AND NON COMPLIANT STUDENTS: Strategies that Work

Presented by Maryann Brittingham
Outstanding Educator and National Presenter

Designed for Grades 1-12: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Counselors, Support Personnel, Title I Staff, Crisis Staff, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators

  • Practical strategies that will improve the behavior of repeatedly disruptive students
  • Proven techniques to de-escalate power struggles and rebuild trust
  • Avoid the critical mistakes educators often make when dealing with repeatedly disruptive students
  • Learn techniques to decrease attention-getting behaviors
  • Proven strategies, demonstrations, video clips of classroom and building discipline situations, group discussions, and an extensive discipline resource handbook

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Everyone who works in the field of education will at some point encounter students who repeatedly violate classroom and school rules. This highly practical seminar is specifically designed to help educators work more successfully and productively with these students. MaryAnn Brittingham is an outstanding, nationally recognized presenter and author on the topic of effective student discipline. Throughout her seminar, she will draw upon her vast experiences as a teacher and counselor to provide proven guidelines and practical strategies that will help you deal more effectively with repeatedly disruptive students.

You will acquire strategies to improve the performance of disruptive, non-compliant students who ‘use up’ your academic time. You will also learn proven strategies that defuse power struggles and create a safe learning environment to help students overcome discouragement and encourage optimism.

MaryAnn will identify the specific approaches that propagate inappropriate behaviors and how you can avoid them. You will leave this seminar with a new sense of empowerment that will help you reduce repeated behavior problems.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Increase Your Effectiveness When Working with Students Who Display Recurring Behavior Problems
    Learn a variety of practical, highly effective techniques to decrease repeated problem behaviors
  2. Employ Proven Approaches to Enable Students to Reflect and Self-Monitor Their Own Behavior
    Teach students positive social and emotional skills to improve their behavior … Learn how to help students become better at self-regulating their own behavior
  3. Understand Common Mistakes Educators Often Make when Working with Repeatedly Disruptive Students
    Avoid the most common management mistakes when dealing with your repeatedly disruptive students … Learn new ways to work with students who have recurring behavior problems
  4. Avoid Ineffective and Counterproductive Consequences with Repeatedly Disruptive Students
    Avoid the consequences that are most often ineffective with repeatedly disruptive students … Use these productive strategies instead
  5. Immediately and Effectively Handle Disruptive, Off-Task Behavior
    Ignoring disruptive, off-task behavior is a disaster waiting to happen … Learn effective strategies that will stop inappropriate behavior before it starts
  6. Effectively Respond to Power Struggles
    Learn a highly effective response strategy to defuse power struggles … Proven techniques to de-escalate power struggles and rebuild trust
  7. Discover and Address What is Behind Student Misbehavior
    Learn ways to identify why students are acting out and how to help them change their behavior
  8. How to Prime Students’ Brains for Learning
    Teach students a way to focus, calm down and reflect before they make a choice … Learn practical strategies including listening and breathing exercises to prime students’ brains for learning and behaving mindfully
  9. Techniques to Deal with Students Who Argue
    Change the way you communicate with students in order to change their behavior … Specific techniques that will work with your most defiant students
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
    Receive an extensive resource handbook filled with practical methods, ideas and research-based strategies to use when dealing with students who have recurring, difficult and disruptive behaviors

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Highly effective approaches that significantly improve the behavior of repeatedly disruptive students
  • Ways to communicate positive expectations to all students, not just your high achievers
  • Effectively respond to minor misbehaviors before they escalate into significant disruptions
  • Effective ways to stay emotionally neutral while working with difficult and defiant students
  • Tips on how to structure your lessons to minimize disruptive behaviors so you can teach and students can learn
  • Create meaningful connections with students that support optimal learning and behavior
  • Take steps to head off your personal frustration that can sabotage relationships with students
  • Discover critical strategies to meet the needs of attention-getting and power students
  • Ways to frame choices to gain students’ compliance
  • Keep “fence rider” students from becoming behaviorally challenging students
  • Increase the effectiveness of your time-outs
  • Teach students how to change their thoughts to change their behavior
  • Movement activities that will decrease anxiety and change your students’ mood
  • Increase students’ positive social skills, such as empathy, compassion, patience, and generosity
  • Create a classroom environment that unleashes students’ talents and fosters a desire to perform well, both behaviorally and academically
  • Simple strategies to decrease anxiety and stress
  • Understand the difference between consequences and interventions and how to apply them in your classroom
  • Practical strategies that will inspire students to improve their academic and behavioral performance
  • Encourage students to ‘grow their brain’ in order to handle academic and behavioral challenges
  • Strategies for dynamically moving students from external discipline to self-discipline
  • How to effectively use relationships with students to solve problems without administration’s involvement

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Do you spend too much of your time dealing with recurring, difficult and disruptive behaviors, and often, with the same students? Society has changed and so have the students we work with in our schools. Today, more than ever, educators face a variety of recurring and disruptive behaviors that take away from valuable teaching time. I would like to invite you to join me for a strategy-packed seminar to learn new ways to stop the repeated difficult behaviors in your classroom.

In this highly practical seminar, you will learn doable, research-based strategies that will help you work smarter with the disruptive and challenging students. The focus will be on the prevention of negative behavior, since this is the key to establishing an effective classroom-management system. Numerous strategies for dealing with consequences and interventions will be shared.

The good news is with the right help, students can learn and change their behavior. This seminar will teach you strategies to inspire students to want to change their behavior. This approach focuses on internal encouragement rather than external rewards and punishment. I will walk you through all of the steps and provide dozens of examples as well as demonstrate sound techniques and activities that can enrich what you are already doing in your classroom. My goal of the day is for you to leave this seminar with new tools, sharpened old tools and fresh perspectives to use in helping difficult students succeed.

This seminar is filled with concrete strategies for classroom teachers, behavior specialists and counselors. It provides detailed and helpful suggestions that support you in anticipating and addressing repeated and often overwhelming behaviors. You will learn realistic, research-based strategies that will make a difference in how you view and respond to students.

I hope you will join me in this engaging, thought-provoking seminar to explore new ways to deal effectively with recurring, difficult behaviors!

Sincerely,
MaryAnn Brittingham

P.S. If you are searching for proven and highly effective strategies, this is a seminar you won’t want to miss!

Who Should Attend

Grades 1-12 Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Counselors, Support Personnel, Title I Staff, Crisis Staff, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Numerous strategies for disciplining students in a respectful manner that fosters productive and meaningful interactions
  • Realistic and practical strategies for dealing with recurring behavior problems
  • A list of critical mistakes and the corrections for dealing with recurring behaviors
  • Clear, easy-to-share models that illustrate the brain and how it affects student learning and behavior
  • A list of helpful resources to expand concepts that are introduced

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in reducing recurring behavior problems in their classrooms.

Consultation Available
MaryAnn Brittingham will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your school(s) or district.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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