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Effective Strategies for Working Successfully with Difficult and Disruptive Students

Presented by Kathryn Phillips
Outstanding Educator, Author and International Trainer

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Designed Specifically for Educators Working with Students in Grades K 12: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, School Psychologists, and Administrators

  • Dozens of strategies to decrease disruptive, difficult and noncompliant behaviors in your grades K-12 classrooms
  • Effective techniques for “pro-acting rather than re-acting” to student disruptions
  • How to implement successful, classroom-proven ideas to de-escalate problematic situations with potentially violent students
  • Ideas to integrate your state standards for social/emotional learning into your management plan

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Do you feel like you are spending 80% of your time with 20% of your students? Are these 20% disruptive, defiant and your most difficult students? If so, you won’t want to miss this fast-paced, practical seminar focusing on the unique needs of difficult and defiant students in grades K-12. You will learn ready-to-use, time-tested strategies to help develop the necessary skills to decrease discipline problems and defuse and prevent anger.

In addition, you will walk away with techniques and ideas for de-escalating problematic situations, working with oppositional defiant disorders and ADD/ADHD. Discover easy-to-implement tips for behavior management plans, contracts and effective parent communication. Whether you are a veteran teacher or at the beginning of your career, Kathryn Phillips will answer your questions, provide valuable strategies and help you solve the problems you face every day.

You will also receive an extensive resource handbook filled with dozens of practical strategies you can use immediately with your challenging grades K-12 students.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Significantly Decrease Disruptive Behaviors in Your Grades K-12 Classrooms
    Create a classroom environment in which disruptive behaviors and acting out are ineffective ways for students to get their needs met … Expand your repertoire with numerous tips to maximize your effectiveness in decreasing problematic behaviors and rewarding appropriate ones
  2. Proactive Response Styles Guaranteed to Significantly Decrease Discipline Problems
    Examine your own response styles that may be increasing or prolonging discipline issues … Develop new techniques that work every time while still valuing each of your students
  3. Techniques to Use Immediately to Prevent and Defuse Anger and Stop Fights
    Effectively and safely intervene with students who have historically escalated behavior to potentially dangerous levels … Develop an emergency intervention plan for potentially violent situations
  4. Successful Tips to Create Individualized Behavior Management Plans for Difficult Students
    Learn innovative techniques to create your own effective behavior plans … Numerous examples, programs, simple documentation forms, and management systems you can use immediately with your disruptive and difficult students
  5. Strategies for Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Emotional Disorders, Executive Function Skill Deficits, and Students with Learning Disabilities
    Learn and practice strategies specific to students with ODD, ADD/ADHD and other learning disabilities … Decrease your frustration while meeting your students’ needs
  6. Decrease Disruptive Behaviors and Increase Student Motivation
    Specific suggestions for increasing accountability, responsibility and pro-social behaviors in your classroom … Learn simple, yet effective strategies for a cooperative and safe classroom environment
  7. Establish a Blueprint to Increase Your Success with Disruptive Students Using Positive Behavioral Support Practices
    Structure your classroom to minimize disruptive behaviors and maximize your teaching time … Effective routines, physical environment considerations and teaching methods that work best with challenging students
  8. Establish an Effective Home-School Communication System for Parents of Difficult Students
    Learn specific “how-to’s” for working with parents including conferencing and efficient documentation techniques … How to increase accountability from all parties
  9. Learn Key Ways to Integrate Your State Standards for Social/Emotional Learning
    Strategies to address your state standards for social skills including teaching self-awareness, self-management skills, interpersonal skills, and responsible decision making
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
    Receive an extensive resource handbook filled with practical ideas and strategies to help you better understand and work with difficult students in your classroom … The handbook includes resources, tips for working with students with special needs, parents and other school staff, and how to incorporate your management plan throughout the school day, as well as addressing your state standards for social/emotional learning

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
  • Positive behavioral support plans to help your difficult-to-manage students achieve greater success in your classroom
  • Highly effective intervention strategies to help keep you out of confrontations with difficult students
  • Maintain dignity and respect during conflict
  • Specific ideas to create individualized behavior management plans for chronically disruptive students
  • Empower your challenging students to become accountable and more responsive
  • Provide success for students with diverse learning styles
  • Implement successful ideas to de-escalate problematic situations with potentially violent students
  • Learn skills in paradoxical responses with oppositional students
  • Develop routines and teaching methods that work with challenging students
  • Work more successfully with oppositional defiant disorders, learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, and ADD/ADHD issues
  • Techniques to avoid power struggles
  • Examine your personal triggers in relation to disruptive behaviors and develop new skills for dealing with these behaviors
  • Specific “how-to’s for working with parents including conferencing, home-school communication and efficient documentation techniques
  • Tips to structure your classroom to minimize disruptive behaviors so you can teach and students can learn
  • Decrease difficult discipline problems before they arise through planning and organization
  • Learn the skills for working with difficult, angry, defiant, and disruptive students

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a lifelong educator and one who has spent many years working with challenging children, I often ask my colleagues this question: “How many students does it take to destroy a class?” The resounding answer is always “One!”

Students today are different than they were when we were growing up. The fast pace of our society has created an impulsivity and an expectation in children that their needs and wants be met immediately. Although many students are keenly aware of their “rights”, those same children are often unaccountable for the responsibilities that go hand in hand with those rights. Challenging students can be disrespectful, noncompliant, outright defiant, and even violent. All too often, teachers spend 80% of their time with less than 20% of the students, sometimes using strategies that may actually exacerbate the misbehaviors.

I invite you to spend a day in this engaging, thought-provoking seminar exploring ways to deal effectively with your most challenging students. This seminar will give you practical, ready-to-use strategies that will help make your job less stressful while adhering to the principles of best practices. You will receive hundreds of proven, effective, research-driven strategies and interventions for dealing with the most challenging of your students so you can teach and your students can learn.

Kathryn Phillips

P.S. You will also receive the extensive resource handbook I wrote specifically for this seminar. It is filled with strategies and resources you can use immediately in your classroom.

Who Should Attend

Educators Working with Students in Grades K-12: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, Parents, School Psychologists, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

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

  • Strategies for dealing with specific types of difficult grades K-12 students including those who are defiant, disruptive, challenging, and aggressive
  • A blueprint for establishing your classroom management plan using positive behavioral supports
  • Samples of individual student behavior management plans, contracts, monitoring cards, home-school communication systems, and much more
  • Specific suggestions for working with parents of challenging students

Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in learning about how to decrease disruptive, difficult and noncompliant behaviors in grades K-12.

Consultation Available
Kathryn Phillips will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding 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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