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Decrease Attention-Getting and Tantrum Behaviors with Practical Solutions and Strategies (Preschool - Second Grade)

Presented by Linda Davidson
Outstanding Presenter and Behavior Intervention Specialist

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Designed Specifically for Early Childhood Educators: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, First Grade Teachers, Second Grade Teachers, Counselors, Special Education Staff, Instructional Aides, Child Care Providers, Specialists who work with young children, Title I Staff, and Administrators

  • Specific, practical strategies to reduce disruptive and often repeated, attention-getting behaviors including tattling, screaming, roaming, blurting out, excessive talking, tantrums, and outright refusal to follow directions
  • Positive intervention strategies to address problem behaviors and make them teachable moments to develop self-regulation and problem-solving skills
  • Key components of effective consequences that are instructive versus punitive in order to teach and nurture confidence and resilience
  • Receive an extensive digital resource handbook filled with ready-to-use intervention and prevention strategies that work for preschool-second grade students

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Do you have students who present challenging behaviors that disrupt the flow of classroom and the learning of others? Do some of these behaviors include tattling, screaming, roaming, blurting out, excessive talking, tantrums, and even outright refusal? Of course the answer is yes! While the percentage of students who engage in these types of disruptive behaviors may be small, the impact on the entire class can feel and be much more significant. Linda Davidson, outstanding presenter and behavior intervention specialist, has designed this seminar to give you practical solutions to teach the skills that will help your students be successful, both socially and academically. You will learn dozens of strategies to use immediately to reach your students who lack the skills to follow directions, share, take turns, stay focused, and remain calm in stressful situations. Ideas for simple, yet highly effective visual cues, ways to talk about behavior and thinking and positive intervention strategies to use when you need to address problem behaviors, will all be given.

You won’t want to miss this strategy-packed day filled with practical and developmentally appropriate ways to decrease behaviors that disrupt learning and increase the skills students need to be successful in school.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical and Easy to Use Strategies to Reduce Repeated Attention-Getting Behaviors
    Specific strategies to significantly decrease attention-getting behaviors that repeatedly disrupt class time and get in the way of learning … Learn ways to teach your young students how to get what they need in more productive ways
  2. Decrease Tantrum Behaviors that Frequently Turn into Episodes
    Positive intervention strategies to address tantrum behaviors and make them teachable moments for developing self-regulation and problem-solving skills in your students
  3. Analyze the Function of the Behavior to Develop a Meaningful and Strategic Plan of Action
    It is imperative to understand the “why” of a student’s behavior … Learn to identify the function of a behavior in order to select the most effective replacement behavior
  4. How Traditional Management Systems May Exacerbate Problem Behaviors
    Find new ways to address problem behaviors, especially those problem behaviors that continue to persist in spite of good intentions… Obtain tools you can use to better understand students’ behavior
  5. Practical Strategies to Develop Young Children’s Self-Regulation Skills
    Reduce behavior problems and increase learning with practical and easy to use strategies to develop children’s self-regulation skills … Ideas you can use and adapt to meet the needs of your preschool-second grade students
  6. Build the Necessary Skills that are Critical for Success in Social Environments
    Ideas for planning actions and carrying them out, following directions, taking turns, and communicating verbally … Ideas you can use immediately and adapt to meet the needs of your students
  7. Increase Your Young Students’ Ability to Stay Engaged in Group Activities
    Use strategies to help your students increase their attention, engagement and focus on thinking and learning while participating in small and large group activities, in the classroom or on the playground
  8. Develop a Toolkit of Consequences That Are Instructive and Teach Replacement Behaviors
    Students with more persistent and challenging behaviors may respond negatively in a downward cycle to certain consequences … Learn how to create more effective consequences that teach students the replacement behavior that gets them what they need
  9. Help Students Generalize Positive Behaviors Across Settings
    Discover how to use everyday experiences to teach students how to participate in school activities successfully … Proactive strategies that will help students generalize positive behaviors in other social settings
  10. Work Successfully with Students with Special Needs
    How to apply all the strategies to the most difficult behaviors … Implement a comprehensive plan for prevention that works for developing students, including those with special needs

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Specific strategies to significantly decrease attention-getting behaviors that repeatedly disrupt class time and get in the way of students’ learning and your teaching
  • Teach your students to develop skills that will help them be successful, both socially and academically
  • How to help students learn appropriate behavior through instruction, practice, feedback, and encouragement
  • Develop a toolkit of consequences that are instructive and teach replacement behaviors
  • Make transition times fast and easy using visual and auditory cues
  • Assess the function of behaviors through different data collection tools
  • Innovative ideas for making minor adjustments in your classroom structure for greater results
  • Learn specific strategies to teach students to regulate their thinking, emotions and behavior
  • Scaffold for success using visual tools that clarify expectations and provide reinforcement
  • Increase your students’ ability to focus and stay engaged
  • Practical ways to prevent conflict due to frustration, compounded by a lack of self-regulation
  • Build a classroom environment that encourages problem solving between students
  • Develop specific strategies that will teach your students to respond more appropriately
  • Help your most difficult students achieve daily successes and increase confidence
  • Develop strategies that address students with special needs

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

My bet is that we have a lot in common. I can visualize your classroom, full of young, eager learners. I imagine you are passionate about making an optimum day of learning for each of them. Today’s young learner, however, comes to us with a wide range of experiences and behaviors that can impede their social development, learning and disrupt valuable class time for all learners. They may not follow directions, take turns, keep their hands to themselves or they cry, scream, and run around or out of the classroom. Strategies that you have successfully utilized in the past may not be working with these students.

During our day together, I will present you with various practical and easy-to-implement strategies to stop the cycle of repeated attention-getting behaviors that interfere with productive class activities and learning. We will explore specific ways to use visual and auditory cues, transition routines, strategies to teach students to regulate their thinking, emotions and behavior, as well as how to increase your young students’ ability to focus and stay engaged whether you are teaching in-person or online. We will examine what to do during and after a tantrum to defuse the situation and reduce recurrences.

I am excited to give you a toolkit filled with strategies to help you and your students develop the skills and behaviors necessary to be successful inside and outside the classroom. All of this and more in an engaging, multi-media, fast-paced day!

Linda Davidson, Ph.D.

P.S. Be prepared to leave with dozens of practical solutions to develop social skills that help young children respond in more appropriate and acceptable ways in the classroom setting.

Who Should Attend

Early Childhood Educators: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, First Grade Teachers, Second Grade Teachers, Counselors, Special Education Staff, Instructional Aides, Child Care Providers, Specialists who work with young children, Title I Staff, and Administrators

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 46 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

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

  • Visual strategies to prevent off-task and other behavioral challenges
  • Goal setting and self-evaluation forms
  • Choice boards and “I Can…” charts to increase focus, attention and motivation
  • What to say and do when your students struggle to stay engaged
  • Strategies to de-escalate anger and frustration
  • Fun ways to transition and celebrate success
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 improving the behavior and learning of their students.

Consultation Available
Linda Davidson 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
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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