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Practical Strategies for Dealing with Disrespectful and Disengaged Students at School and Online

Presented by Cindy Jones
Outstanding Educator, Behavior Specialist, and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Grades 1-12: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Paraprofessionals, Administrators, Counselors, School Psychologists, Crisis Interventionists and Special Program Coordinators

  • Practical strategies that will improve the behavior of repeatedly disrespectful students whether you are teaching face-to-face or in a digital setting
  • Learn more techniques to increase highly engaged academic behavior
  • Proven ideas to better de-escalate students who seek power struggles
  • Innovative NEW ideas for more respectful and positive students whether they are learning in-person or online

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Students with disrespectful and disengaged behaviors are becoming more and more prevalent in our schools. These students are exceedingly difficult to reach and even more difficult to teach. They often exhibit rude behaviors, infringe on others' rights, disrupt the classroom and online learning environment, and refuse to engage in leaning. This NEW, highly practical seminar by Cindy Jones is designed to offer educators powerful tools and techniques for changing students' negative behaviors into positive, productive learning behaviors.

You will leave this seminar with many highly effective and game-changing ideas for reducing disrespectful student behavior as well as helping students move from unmotivated, disorganized, and apathetic to engaged and successful learners in your classroom and online.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Working Successfully with Disengaged Students Whether They Are Learning In-Person or Online
    Discover new ways to change students' behaviors that appear apathetic, shut down, and unmotivated
  2. Stay Out of Power Struggles with Angry, Argumentative, and Aggressively Disrespectful Students
    Learn easy-to-use verbal interventions that stop power struggles and rude remarks and behaviors in the classroom and online
  3. Increase Engagement and Respect for Learning and Others
    Learn how to design the ultimate learning environment for your disengaged and disrespectful students … Help them be more engaged and more respectful
  4. Maintain Better Control of Your Traditional and Virtual Classrooms
    Teach students better and more appropriate alternatives to their verbal and physical outbursts that can interrupt both your classroom and distance learning environments … Address the behaviors without escalating the situation
  5. New Ways to Help Your Students Be More Engaged in Learning and Gain Greater Academic Success
    Help your disrespectful students gain needed confidence to try and to grow academically and become more engaged at school and in their online classroom
  6. Reduce Angry Behavior
    Teach students to make better choices in school and online … Reduce angry outbursts
  7. Proven Strategies for Gaining Parental Support
    Increase parent support and decrease resistance
  8. Techniques for Immediately Handling Disrespectful and Dangerous Behaviors
    Effective strategies that will quickly end or defuse inappropriate behavior before it escalates
  9. Improve Student Self-Control, Decrease Your Time Managing Behavior
    Give your students effective tools they can adopt for better self-regulation and increased self-control
  10. Receive an Extensive Digital Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook filled with practical strategies for dealing with disrespectful and disengaged students in your classroom and online learning settings

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Highly effective, classroom-proven strategies for decreasing disrespectful and disengaged student behaviors at school and in your online classroom
  • What motivates non-engaged students and how to point them to more successful learning
  • How to help students who are so disorganized that it hinders their learning
  • Create a growth mindset classroom and online learning environment where students can learn, and you can teach
  • Specific techniques to use with students who are apathetic and uninterested in learning
  • Strategies to help you be more proactive and spend less time addressing disrespectful behavior
  • Effective ways to stay emotionally neutral while working with difficult and defiant students
  • Ways to state directives to gain students' compliance
  • Practical ideas for helping you gain greater control of your traditional and virtual learning environments
  • Down-to-earth, common-sense methods to better communicate with the most disrespectful and disengaged students
  • How to encourage positive change in students by facilitating, not punishing
  • Reclaim your enthusiasm, energy and focus on teaching
  • How to teach skills to replace the inappropriate behaviors that disengaged students commonly exhibit
  • Creative ideas to increase success and keep all students engaged in learning whether you are teaching in-person or online
  • How to increase and maintain your joy of teaching while working with the most disrespectful and disengaged students in the classroom or your distance learning program

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As I visit schools and travel around the country training educators, two of the concerns I frequently hear are "What do I do about rude, disrespectful students and how do I get kids to do work and engage in learning?" In schools and online learning environments today, we are seeing students with chronically activated stress response systems. These students are expressing anxiety, fear, and angst through negative behaviors such as rude comments, disrespectful body language, and lack of motivation. We are also seeing students who have not been given clear boundaries and have not learned appropriate social skills.

I invite you to join me for a highly practical seminar focused on strategies for disrespectful and disengaged students. At this seminar, you will discover many new ideas for reaching even your most difficult and unproductive students. The ideas presented are ones I have gained through my own experience as an educator for many years and from interacting with many highly skilled colleagues. I have seen students who were engaged in constant disrespectful behaviors and those with apathy and disinterest in academics change and grow when the correct intervention skills were applied.

My goal for the day is for you to leave the seminar with many new, practical tools that can help you with addressing student behaviors that threaten to stop our teaching, interfere with our students learning and steal your joy as an educator. Please join your colleagues and me for an exciting day filled with practical and creative strategies for changing the lives of your students and refilling your teacher toolbox with ideas that work in both your traditional and online classrooms.

Cindy Jones

P.S. You will leave this seminar with dozens of practical ideas and an extensive digital resource handbook to help you implement the strategies in your classroom or during online instruction!

Who Should Attend

Grades 1-12 Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Paraprofessionals, Administrators, Counselors, School Psychologists, Crisis Interventionists and Special Program Coordinators

About BER Live Online Events

With the current health challenges, all BER in-person PD events are currently being presented in a Live Online format:

  • Outstanding Instructors
    All programs are led by outstanding BER national trainers
  • Extensive Resource Handbooks
    You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
  • Highly Interactive
    You'll be able to ask questions in real time and interact with the instructor and other participants
  • Program Guarantee
    As we have for 43 years, we guarantee the high quality of our programs. If you are not satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund.

Special Benefits of Attending

ExtensiveDigital Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies before, during and after the seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Effective, classroom-proven strategies for decreasing disrespectful and disengaged student behaviors in both in-person and online settings
  • What motivates non-engaged students and how to engage them in successful learning at school and online
  • How to empower and re-train unorganized, distracted students
  • Techniques to help you stay out of power struggles with angry, argumentative, and aggressively disrespectful students whether you are working with them in person or online

Share Ideas with Other Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in strategies for improving student behaviors.

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

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University 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 Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.

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