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Effectively Dealing with Disruptive Students:

Practical, Classroom-Proven Techniques

(Grades 1-12)

Seminar Presented by MaryAnn Brittingham
Outstanding and National Presenter

DESIGNED FOR EDUCATORS SERVING GRADES 1-12: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, Title I Staff Members, Parents, School Psychologists, and Administrators

  • A variety of ideas for working successfully with angry, defiant, unmotivated, and difficult students
  • Powerful, classroom-proven techniques for dealing with disruptive students
  • Specific intervention strategies for increasing your effectiveness with hard-to-reach students
  • Proven methods to work successfully with difficult and disruptive students so they can become more engaged learners
  • Dynamic strategies for teaching defiant students and techniques for dealing with disruptions while maintaining your dignity and classroom authority

Practical Ideas and Strategies

It is no secret that today’s classroom can be a challenging environment for learning. Many students are coming to school exhibiting challenging behaviors that range from defiance to outright hostility. How can you successfully deal with these behaviors? This outstanding NEW seminar is designed to offer grades 1-12 teachers powerful tools and techniques for dealing with the most challenging students.

MaryAnn Brittingham, an exceptional educator and presenter, will share classroom-proven ideas, techniques and strategies she has successfully used with students. She will give specific ways to help you work with hard-to-reach students by breaking the cycle of conflict and failure. You will leave this seminar with practical and useful ideas you’ll be able to use immediately in your own classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Expand Your Repertoire of Tools for Working Successfully with Difficult, Defiant Students
    Discover highly effective, classroom-proven strategies for working successfully with and teaching disruptive, defiant, difficult students
  2. Increase Your Effectiveness in Successfully Dealing with Challenging, Disruptive Behaviors as They Happen
    Specific methods for dealing with problems and challenges as they happen … Ideas to help you avoid power struggles and de-escalate negative situations
  3. Positive Ways to Maintain Your Dignity and Classroom Authority Without Alienating Your Students
    Learn how to handle even the most difficult classroom disruptions or challenges without losing control of your emotions … Specific ideas for helping you deal successfully with your most challenging students while keeping your dignity and each student’s dignity intact
  4. Learn the Difference Between Empowering Students and Enabling Them
    Key ideas to help you get what you want from your students during class time and help them get what they want from their learning experience
  5. Decrease Your Frustration when Dealing with Very Difficult, Defiant Students
    Develop practical skills that will build your communication skills and confidence when faced with classroom challenges and difficult behaviors
  6. 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 students
  7. Teach Your Students to Control Their Anger When Facing Challenges or Difficulties
    Highly effective, practical techniques to help your students rationally and calmly work through problems … Empower your students to avoid becoming angry when confronted or provoked
  8. Break the Cycle of Discouragement and Alienation Many Difficult, Disruptive Students Feel
    Practical techniques and methods that help instill hope and foster greater academic success for disruptive, disinterested and defiant students
  9. Increase the Motivation of Your Hard-to-Reach, Difficult and Defiant Students
    Specific strategies to use with disinterested, defiant or hard-to-reach students … Help your most challenging students develop the desire to learn and work up to their personal potential
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with practical methods, ideas and techniques to use when dealing with students that are disinterested in school, difficult, angry, or defiant

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Specific techniques to use when dealing with disruptions or challenges in the classroom
  • Create a safe and encouraging classroom climate where students can learn and you can teach
  • Strategies to be proactive so you can teach and spend less time dealing with difficult behavior
  • Effective ways to stay emotionally neutral while working with difficult and defiant students
  • Ways to frame choices to gain students’ compliance
  • Practical ideas for helping your difficult, defiant students develop greater persistence and determination
  • Classroom-management strategies designed to support your challenging students
  • A variety of ideas to defuse angry, hostile students
  • Down-to-earth, common-sense methods to effectively communicate with the most challenging students
  • Ways to discover, maintain and increase your joy of teaching all students, especially those that cause classroom disruptions or challenges
  • Dozens of ways to relate to and empower the motivationally challenged student
  • How to encourage positive change in students by facilitating, not punishing
  • Provide strategies to students on how to make good choices
  • Ways to maintain your enthusiasm, energy and focus on teaching
  • Strategies for dynamically moving students from external discipline to self-discipline
  • Ideas to increase success in your classroom without affecting the integrity of your classroom or compromising your dignity or authority
  • How to effectively use relationships with students to solve problems without administration’s involvement
  • Common-sense approach to recognizing and dealing with problems before they start and dealing with them when they do occur
  • How to maintain your enthusiasm, sanity, sense of humor, and joy while working with the most difficult, challenging students

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Society has changed and so have the students we work with in our schools. Today, more than ever, educators face a variety of challenges in the classroom ranging from accountability to students who come to school angry, hostile, unmotivated, uninterested, and disconnected to society in general. I would like to invite you to join me for this strategy-packed seminar to learn new ways to reach your most difficult and defiant students so you can focus more on teaching and less on disciplining.

I have designed this seminar specifically for school staff dealing with difficult and hard-to-reach students. The skills presented are ones I have learned through my own experience as an educator for over twenty years and from observing other effective educators. All the strategies I will share with you have been classroom-proven and are ready to use with your students immediately. I am excited to share these ideas with you!

My goal for the day is for you to leave with new tools, sharpened old tools and fresh perspectives to use in helping difficult students succeed. I believe that you, as an educator, make a big difference and have the power to change the lives of students. Join your colleagues and me for a day filled with practical and realistic strategies to reduce disruptive behaviors and increase your time teaching.

Sincerely,

MaryAnn Brittingham

P.S. You will leave with dozens of practical ideas and an extensive resource handbook to help you implement the strategies in your classroom!

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Grades 1-12: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, Title I Staff Members, Parents, School Psychologists, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • ready-to-use strategies for all students, even the most difficult
  • effective ways to handle power struggles
  • numerous ways to reduce the time you spend on disruptive behavior
  • dozens of practical techniques to help your students become self-disciplined

Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in reducing disruptive student behavior.

Consultation Available
MaryAnn will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions about the unique challenges of your students’ behavior and discipline needs.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!