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Practical Strategies for Working Successfully with Difficult and Disruptive Students

Presented by Julia Thompson
Outstanding Teacher, Author and National Trainer

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Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades K-12: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Title I Staff, School Psychologists, and Administrators

  • Dozens of practical strategies to decrease disruptive and difficult student behaviors in your grades K-12 classrooms
  • A wealth of practical strategies that can help you transform disruptive, difficult and challenging students into self-disciplined, cooperative, focused learners
  • Powerful strategies to reach and teach all students regardless of their negative attitudes and behaviors
  • Specific redirection and intervention strategies to help challenging students stay focused on learning instead of getting their needs met in disruptive ways
  • More than 100 ready-to-use instructional activities that will engage students in a dynamic learning environment
  • Highly effective methods for creating powerful classroom relationships that result in positive student interactions
  • Demonstrations, examples, video clips, and an extensive resource handbook filled with strategies, activities and techniques you can implement right away

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Are you tired of leaving school each day exhausted and frustrated because of a difficult class or even just a few challenging students who manage to hijack your carefully planned instruction? Are you searching for effective ways to avoid or minimize discipline problems while helping all your students achieve academic and behavioral success? Would you like to become the teacher that you dreamed of becoming when you first decided to be an educator? If so, this fast-paced seminar is one that you won’t want to miss!

Julia Thompson, outstanding teacher trainer and bestselling author, will provide you with a wealth of practical strategies to help you transform disruptive, difficult and challenging students into self-disciplined, cooperative, focused learners. In this intensive, idea-packed day, you’ll learn successful management techniques, instructional strategies and ready-to-use ideas to inspire your students and enrich your classroom.

You will leave the seminar with an extensive resource handbook packed with prevention and intervention strategies you can put to immediate use as well as dozens of ideas, activities and strategies to help you make a real difference in your students’ lives and renew your enthusiasm for teaching.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical and Doable Strategies to Decrease Disruptive and Difficult Student Behaviors
    Learn a wealth of practical strategies that can help you transform disruptive, difficult and challenging students into self-disciplined, cooperative, focused learners … Student-proven strategies that work!
  2. Five Specific Types of Difficult Students and How to Avoid Harmful Power Struggles
    Learn how to work successfully with the five specific types of hard-to-manage students so that they can succeed instead of interrupt class with harmful power struggles and disruptive behaviors
  3. Decrease Negative and Disruptive Behaviors and Increase Positive Interactions
    Discover how you can use specific strategies to create a cooperative, risk-free, positive classroom environment while decreasing the number of negative interactions that occur each day
  4. Key Strategies to Manage Your Personal Reactions and Stress When Faced with Challenging and Difficult Students
    Use key strategies to manage your own frustration and stress so you can successfully cope with disruptive behavior while maintaining your sense of professionalism and protecting the dignity of your students
  5. Proactively Manage Disruptive Misbehaviors
    Specific methods for preventing almost every classroom discipline problem as well as successfully resolving misbehavior once it occurs
  6. Learn Successful Strategies to Command and Sustain Student Attention
    Understand the critical role that effective classroom leadership plays in holding students accountable for achieving the high expectations you have of them all year long
  7. Discover the Power of Using Available Class Time to Reach 100% of Your Students 100% of the Time
    Expand your repertoire of easy-to-use techniques for reducing misbehavior by using class time effectively – including the start and end of class as well as transition times
  8. Decrease Your Frustration When Dealing with Very Difficult and Disruptive Students
    Develop practical skills that will enhance your classroom communication skills and build your confidence when faced with challenging students and difficult behavior
  9. Add 100+ Innovative and Engaging Learning Activities to Your Teaching Toolkit
    Take home new materials, ideas, techniques, and strategies to motivate your students to achieve and succeed … Save valuable planning time using ideas with classroom-proven appeal
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
    Receive an extensive resource handbook filled with strategies to help you improve your classroom leadership, instructional activities to engage all learners, suggestions on how to connect with students, techniques for proactively managing your classroom and resolving discipline issues, as well as advice on managing the stresses unique to educators

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical strategies to decrease disruptive, difficult and noncompliant behaviors in your grades K-12 classrooms
  • Numerous proven approaches to defuse disruptive and angry behavior
  • Dozens of practical strategies to motivate your students to achieve and succeed
  • Redirect students who are off-task unobtrusively so that learning is not interrupted
  • Make informed decisions about the most appropriate course of action to take once a behavior problem has occurred
  • Avoid the most frequent mistakes teachers make with difficult students
  • Ways to build on student strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses
  • Create a positive group identity in even the most challenging classes
  • Set clear limits and stick to them without being negative
  • Deal with five specific types of challenging students to help them achieve success in your class
  • Nonverbal body language strategies that connect with students and promote respect and trust
  • Use team-building activities all year long to create a strong sense of collaborative effort
  • Make use of what every educator needs to know about high expectations and holding students accountable
  • Numerous Internet resources that involve students in dynamic learning activities
  • Motivate, focus and engage students with dynamic learning activities geared to their needs
  • Ways to build on student strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses
  • Numerous Internet resources that involve students in dynamic learning activities
  • Project high energy, enthusiasm and concern for students all day, every day
  • Enhance your sense of “with-itness” to effectively stay connected with all students all year long
  • Use a commonsense approach to proactively prevent potential discipline issues
  • Innovative techniques for forging positive teacher-to-student and student-to-student relationships
  • A variety of proactive class-management techniques designed to prevent difficult students from acting out

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Few teachers have been spared the miserable, sinking feeling that happens when we are forced to deal with a lesson that has been destroyed by disruptive, unmotivated and rude students. In fact, research shows that dealing with difficult and challenging classes is one of the most frequent reasons that teachers burn out and leave the profession.

As an experienced teacher, I know firsthand how tough and exhausting a difficult class can be. I also know that challenging classes can be turned around. Those students who are almost unmanageable at the start of the year can become focused, productive classroom citizens in just a short time. What causes this change? An informed, consistent teacher who makes deliberate and caring choices for the good of all students. A teacher who is empowered with a positive attitude, successful strategies and an extensive toolkit of options and activities.

In this seminar, I will share with you the practical techniques, strategies, activities, and tips that can make your classroom one where all of your students work together with each other and with you. I will guide you through the elements that comprise a successfully managed classroom environment, helping you decide how to adapt and adjust the seminar strategies to fit your needs. You will discover new approaches to create a climate for success in your class, one where every student is motivated to achieve and succeed. These strategies have been classroom proven and are practical enough for you to use with your students right away.

Please join me for an exciting, fast-paced seminar filled with workable, ready-to-use strategies designed to help you reach and teach difficult and challenging students so that they can find academic and behavioral success.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar!

Julia G. Thompson

P.S. You, too, can make a difference in the lives of your students—even the most difficult and challenging ones. Spend the day with me and you’ll leave with highly practical strategies that can make the enormously complex task of teaching just a bit easier.

Who Should Attend

Grades K-12 Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Title I Staff, School Psychologists, 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:

  • More than 100 instructional activities to increase engagement
  • Practical strategies for managing class time efficiently to reduce off-task behavior
  • Techniques for building productive relationships with students
  • Suggestions for removing the barriers to peer acceptance among students
  • Specific strategies for redirecting difficult students who are off task
  • Reproducible anecdotal behavior record templates
  • Procedures for resolving discipline problems once they occur with challenging students

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a great opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strategies to successfully work with difficult and disruptive students.

Consultation Available
Julia Thompson will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.

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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