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Help Your Students Develop Self Regulation Skills to Improve Behavior and Increase Learning (Grades K-6)

Presented by Kathy Morris
Outstanding Teacher and National Presenter

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Designed Specifically for Educators Serving Grades K-6: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers and Staff, Counselors, Instructional Aides, Title I Staff, and Administrators

  • Dozens of proven techniques to develop SELF?REGULATION SKILLS to help your grades K?6 students be more successful in school, both socially and academically
  • Practical interventions to help students better control impulsive behavior due to lack of self?regulation skills, increase their attention and focus, and decrease distractibility
  • Strategies to address completing work, getting organized, changing routines, regulating emotions, following directions, calming down, and much more!
  • Demonstrations, activities, examples, and a comprehensive digital resource handbook you can begin using immediately with your students in the classroom

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Do you have students who have trouble getting along with others, don’t know how to appropriately interact with their peers, have a hard time starting and finishing work, don’t like to change routines, have anxiety that interferes with their ability to focus, and/or can’t seem to regulate their emotions? All of these behaviors may be attributed to the lack of skills needed to self?regulate. Some students come to us knowing how to recognize and control these emotions, but many do not. This research?based seminar will help you teach students who have self?regulation deficits to begin to recognize and control their emotions and actions. You will learn strategies that you can use immediately to teach your K?6 students who lack the skills required to think before they act.

Don’t miss this day filled with practical strategies you can teach your students in the way they learn best and will give them tools to self-regulate their behavior!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical Strategies to Help Students Develop Self-Regulation Skills to Increase School Success
    Reduce behavior problems that interfere with learning while increasing skills to support learning … Practical strategies you can use tomorrow
  2. Build Skills to Help Students Self-Regulate Their Thinking, Emotions and Behavior
    Ideas for focusing attention, staying on task, ignoring distractions, limiting impulsivity, planning and following through, following directions, taking turns, and communicating more effectively
  3. Reduce Anxiety that Leads to Problem Behaviors
    Students lacking self?regulation skills often experience anxiety which inhibits their ability to think in an organized and clear way … Learn ways to alleviate anxiety so students can focus their energy on learning … Specific strategies that work
  4. Critical Components of a Proactive Classroom
    Implement effective classroom management strategies to help students develop self?regulation skills … Ideas you can use that will make a difference
  5. How Traditional Management Systems May Exacerbate Problem Behaviors
    Find new ways to address problem behaviors and teach acceptable replacement behaviors … Discover the difference between punitive consequences and instructional consequences
  6. Work with Students with Special Needs
    How to apply intervention strategies with your students with special needs … Learn strategies to address individual student needs that work well within your whole class
  7. Utilize Current Brain Research – How Young Brains Function and What You Can Do
    Make the most of what we know about the brain and learning … Practical application of brain research and how using what we know makes a significant difference in student behavior and learning
  8. Problem-Free Transitions
    Learn easy visual and auditory cues to help students make problem?free transitions … Strategies you can use to see immediate results
  9. Use Apps and Technology that Address Specific Behavior Needs
    Discover apps for mobile devices that can be used by students to calm and reinforce learning self?regulation skills … Ideas you won’t want to miss!
  10. Ideas, Ideas and More Ideas – Specifically for Grades K-6 Students
    Multiple activities, strategies and tools that will support your students who have difficulty self?regulating their behavior at school … Receive an extensive resource handbook designed specifically for this seminar

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical strategies to address self-regulation deficits that prevent students from being successful in school, both socially and academically
  • Teach students self-regulation skills that work to change their behavior
  • Practical behavior supports and interventions for students
  • Techniques to support students who struggle with focusing on tasks
  • Prevent meltdowns in students with sensory needs who may overreact to stimuli
  • Strategies to teach appropriate behavior through instruction, practice, feedback, and encouragement
  • Practical strategies to de-escalate frustration and increase tolerance
  • Systematic, step-by-step techniques for teaching rules in the classroom
  • Motivate students to transition from a desirable activity to a non-preferred activity
  • Use technology in meaningful ways – make the best use of apps and mobile devices
  • Goal-setting tools and self-monitoring techniques that make a positive difference in both learning and social skills
  • Specific strategies to teach students to regulate their thinking, emotions and behavior
  • Innovative ideas for making adjustments in the classroom environment
  • Ways to prevent conflict between students and how to help them problem solve
  • Help your most difficult students achieve daily successes

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

We don’t admonish our students if they don’t know how to read, write or do math. Rather, we teach, reteach, practice, and review with them. Yet, on a daily basis, students are directed to behave rather than guided through the process of what behaving, or self?regulating, means and how they can begin to act in ways that will get them what they really want in school – success, both socially and academically.

We know, through research, that each brain develops differently and that self?regulation of emotions and actions may not come naturally to all students, and in many cases, students need to be taught these skills using some of the same strategies we use to teach reading, writing and math. That is what this seminar is all about! I will share dozens of ideas you can use to help all your students be more successful socially and academically, in and outside of school. Included throughout the day will be creative ways to reduce impulsive, negative behaviors and to help students think and even plan, before acting! We will cover skills to help students become more organized, begin and finish tasks, follow directions, and communicate more effectively with peers and teachers.

By the end of our day together, you will realize these strategies will help all the students in your classroom. My goal is to give you a plethora of strategies so you can empower your students to problem solve and become more independent in using self?regulation skills.

I look forward to meeting you and sharing specific strategies that you can implement immediately to reduce problems due to students’ lack of self?regulation skills and help them become independent and successful in school.

Kathy Morris

P.S. You will leave with dozens of practical ideas and an extensive digital resource handbook to help you implement the strategies in your grades K?6 classroom!

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Grades K?6: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers and Staff, Counselors, Instructional Aides, Title I Staff, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies. The handbook includes:

  • Examples demonstrating instructional consequences rather than punitive consequences
  • Strategies to de?escalate and defuse meltdowns
  • Examples of organizational supports, self?management forms and self evaluations, and transition helpers
  • Movement strategies that promote oxygenating the brain for clearer thinking
  • Communication supports to aid students who exhibit anxiety issues
For in-person seminars, registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

Share Ideas with Other Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in helping their grades K?6 students develop selfregulation skills.

Consultation Available
Kathy Morris will be available to answer your specific questions and the unique needs of your own program.

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this 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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